Your weekly dose of bike updates: Hero Xpulse 200 4V, Yamaha FZ 25 2022 and more!

Over the past week we at BikeWale have done some important comparisons that many of you have been waiting for. Although the Indian market remained deprived of a new launch, there were indications of new products to come, either through leaked details or trademark filings. If you want to read these updates in more detail, here is a brief overview.

Right side view of the Hero Xpulse 200 4V

Hero Xpulse 200 4V price increase

The new Hero XPulse 200 4V, which debuted in the Indian market in October last year, received its first price hike. The four-valve variant of the Hero XPulse 200 is now available at Rs 1,30,150 from Rs 1,28,150 at launch, making it Rs 2000 more expensive than before.

Right side view of the Hero Xpulse 200 4V

2022 Yamaha FZS25 details leaked

After launching the new DLX version for the FZ S FI, Yamaha is ready to introduce a new version of the larger FZ25, the S variant in particular. Interestingly, pictures of the bike surfaced on the internet ahead of launch. The updates to the new edition of the bike are reportedly cosmetic. It will be available in two new color options, including matte copper and matte black.

Right side view of the Hero Xpulse 200 4V

Honda X-ADV trademark

Honda filed a trademark for the X-ADV name in India. Now the Honda X-ADV is an incredibly interesting two-wheeler. Designed as a max-scooter, it comes with hardware that can handle off-road riding. The most interesting element is its 745 cc twin-cylinder engine which produces 57 PS and 69 NM and is mated to a dual-clutch transmission.

Right side view of the Hero Xpulse 200 4V

KTM RC 200 vs. Yamaha YZF R15 V4

The KTM RC 200 and Yamaha YZF R15 V4 are extremely popular in India, not only for their sportiness but also for their affordability. We’ve put them together back to back, to find the one that’s right for you. Should you spend around Rs 1.83 lakh on the R15, or put Rs 26,000 more and go for the bigger RC 200?

Right side view of the Hero Xpulse 200 4V

Honda CB500X vs. KTM 390 Adventure

The KTM 390 Adventure is one of the most sought after adventure motorcycles considering the technology and performance it offers for its price. On the other hand, the Honda CB500X is a globally revered mid-size ADV, but it gets one more cylinder and is priced almost twice as much as the 390 ADV. The question is: if you can afford both, which should you choose? Click on the story link for the answer.

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