Hero MotoCorp’s Xtreme 200R sporty motorcycle unveiled in India

Hero MotoCorp has finally unveiled the Xtreme 200R sporty, performance motorcycle. The bike will go on sale in 3 months from now, and the price announcement will also happen at the time it goes on sale. The bike maker will also display the Xtreme 200R at the 2018 Auto Expo.

The bike features a 200cc, four stroke engine that is air cooled and carburetted. This engine’s been developed in-house by Hero MotoCorp and produces 18.4 PS of peak power at 8,000 rpm and 17.1 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox.

Hero MotoCorp has also revealed performance details about this new bike; It can go from 0-60 Kph in 4.6 seconds, and top speed is rated at 114 Kph. The bike gets disc brakes on both its alloy wheels and single channel ABS will be standard. Suspension is handled by telescopic front forks and a monoshock rear shock absorber. In terms of styling, the new bike is very similar to the Xtreme 200S concept, save for the graphics and paint job. The gets an analog tachometer and a digital speedometer.

The Xtreme 200R will be aimed at affordable motorcycle buyers who want something sporty for everyday use. It has an upright riding position with slightly rearset footpegs. It will be available in five dual tone colours – Panther Black with Cool Silver, Charcoal Grey with Orange, Techno Blue, Panther Black with Red, Sports Red.

Hero MotoCorp is expected to price the Xtreme 200R at under Rs. 90,000. The bike will compete with the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS and TVS Apache RTR 200. Hero will use the Xtreme 200R’s engine on another motorcycle – the XPulse on-off road bike. The XPulse 200 will also be launched this year, but after the Xtreme 200R.