Hero Xtreme 200R is the come back for Hero MotoCorp in the performance segment as this bike is finally here
Hero, just like their erstwhile partner Honda hasn’t had a huge success in the performance department. Time and again with every model, the rival from Pune has taken their share by a huge margin and now it has 50% of the market share. Yes, we are talking about Bajaj who has dominated this segment from 200 to now, 400. Hero isn’t giving up. With the launch of TVS Apache RTR 200 and the endless popularity of the Pulsar 220, Hero wants a share of it too. Now pitching directly could help them again them sales and popularity in the segment. Hero Extreme is already a popular name in the sports segment for Hero, using that name and 200 cc capacity engine under the tank can help them? We have some details to tell you what the Hero Xtreme 200R is like as it has been launched
Xtreme 200S Design and Dimensions
The design and dimensions seem quite familiar that has been seen on the 150cc counterpart. However, there is a change and it is evolutionary and not revolutionary. The side panels are big and flow downwards, the tank is much sportier and chunkier in looks. Headlight cowl has been stripped of the existing motorcycle to give this bike a more naked appeal. Fatter rubber, stubbier exhaust and red colour wheels add flare to the motorcycle.
Hero Xtreme 200S Launch and Price
Launch will happen April 2018.
Hero Xtreme 200S Chassis, suspension and brakes
What we can see in the pictures is similar equipment as before. However, everything has been tweaked. Concept bike had a sports bike inspired rear swingarm and subframe but, normal, production version has something more practical and usual stuff that we have seen before. Fatter front forks, tyres, bigger disc brakes and much more can be seen in the bike.
Chassis – Single Down Tube Frame
Front – 37 mm Telescopic Forks
Rear – Adjustable Monoshock
Front – 100/80/17
Rear – 130/70/17
Front – 260 mm Disc abs
Rear – 220 mm Drum non-abs
Hero Xtreme 200S Engine, Specification and Fuel Economy
On paper, as for now, that concept states that the figures of the engine power and torque are lower. However, we can expect a bump in that in production version because the power rating are clearly lower than every motorcycle in the segment. Maybe another faired model on the basis of this Xtreme 200S can make it and will have more power? Hero says this could be a possibility. Expect this engine to have good low and mid range power and be good efficiency and reliability and usability at the same time.
Single Cylinder, Air-Cooled, 2-valve engine
Maximum Power – 18.4 PS @ 8500 RPM
Maximum Torque – 17.1 NM @ 5500 RPM
Transmission – 5- Speed Gearbox
Fuel efficiency – 40-45 km/l
Kerb Weight – 137kgs dry
0-60 km/he in 4.6 seconds
Carburettor: CV type
Xtreme 200S Top Rivals
Bajaj Pulsar 220, TVS Apache RTR 200, Yamaha FZ25, Pulsar NS200
Xtreme 200S Safety and Features
Dual channel ABS will be offered as standard because the vehicle will be new in 2018. Features list include Dual disc brakes, LED lamps front and rear, MID and other safety features in the instrument cluster along with digital speedometer and analogue tachometer.
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