The Hero Xtreme 200R was first showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. Hero has officially revealed the production form of the bike that will be launched in the coming weeks. We have done a first-ride review of the bike and here are our first impressions of the motorcycle on video. The Hero Xtreme 200R is an all-new bike from the brand and the same platform will be utilized in many upcoming Hero-branded bikes.
The Xtreme 200R is expected to get a price tag of around Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 85,000, ex-showroom. This kind of pricing will pit it against the 160cc motorcycles in the market. Hero has always been known for providing value for money products and the upcoming Hero Xtreme 200R is expected to follow the same strategy.
The bike gets aggressive looks that are meant to attract a lot of younger buyers. It gets big tank extensions with a sporty decal on the tank that announces its name. The bike gets two LED pilot lamps at front. The bike also gets a dual paint scheme on the body that makes it look quite attractive.
The bike gets LED tail lamps that give it a sophisticated look. There is a digital-analogue meter that is packed with a lot information. The bike is available in five different colours – Panther Black with Cool Silver, Charcoal Grey with Orange, Techno Blue, Panther Black with Red and Sports Red.
The Hero Xtreme 200R is powered by an all-new 200cc, four-stroke, air-cooled engine that has been developed by Hero in-house. The carburetted engine produces a maximum power of 18.4 PS and 17.1 Nm. It gets a 5-speed transmission. The bike can do 0-60 km/h in 4.6 seconds and can reach a top speed of 114 km/h. Hero also offers single-channel ABS with the bike.
In the Indian market, it will take on the likes of Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS and the TVS Apache RTR 200. However, Hero’s aggressive pricing will ensure that the bike is priced much lower than the competition.