Hero MotoCorp has unveiled its all-new 200 cc naked sport motorcycle, the Hero Xtreme 200R in India. The Hero Xtreme 200R is the production version of the Hero Xtreme 200S concept which was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2016. The Xtreme 200R has been developed and designed in-house. The engine on the Xtreme 200R is derived from the 150 cc engine on the Hero Achiever. Hero MotoCorp claims that it has worked on five key elements which are engine performance, braking performance, sound, ergonomics and handling and stability. The bike has a claimed top speed of 112 kmph and does the 0-60 kmph sprint in 4.6 seconds.
The Hero Xtreme 200R is powered by a new 200 cc, single-cylinder engine which is carburetted and makes 18.4 bhp at 8500 rpm and 17.1 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. Also, the bike gets a balancer shaft, which keeps the vibrations to a minimum. Hero says that the engine is built to dole out low-end torque which will make it easier to ride on traffic laden roads.
The Xtreme 200R gets LED positioning lamps and an LED tail lamp along with a part-analogue, part digital speedometer, and 37 mm telescopic front fork and an 8-step adjustable monoshock at the rear. The braking is handled by a 276 mm disc up front and a 220 mm disc brake at the rear. Hero will be offering a single-channel ABS as an option as well. This is also the first time that Hero is offering radial tyres on one of its bikes. The bike has a kerb weight of 146 kg.
The Hero Xtreme 200R is available in a choice of five different colours and the prices for the bike will be announced in April, 2018. We believe the deliveries to begin around the launch itself. The Hero Xtreme 200R will compete against the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V. Hero says the Xtreme 200R is a perfect blend of fuel economy and performance, and claims a real-world fuel consumption of 40 kilometres to a litre.