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Hero Xtreme 200S vs Suzuki Gixxer SF 155 in a drag race: Who Wins? [Video]

The popularity of performance-oriented motorcycles in India has resulted in a slew of bikes on sale in the market which are both affordable and have sports bike like styling. While they are still powered by 150cc-200cc engines, they are reasonably fun to ride and some of them are even great beginner tools for those looking towards professional bike riding and racing. The video below by shubham Yaduvanshi pits the Hero Xtreme 200S against the Suzuki Gixxer SF 155 so as to see which among them is abetter performer in the top-end spectrum. Let’s now check out the video to see which of them wins the battle.

As seen in the video, the Hero Xtreme 200S loses out to the Suzuki Gixxer SF 155. The video shows two rounds that were conducted between the bikes and the riders exchanged their bikes so that the factor of rider’s weight is nullified. Both the rounds went to the Gixxer though which is surprisingly much less powerful than the Xtreme 200S. The Hero Xtreme 200S is powered by a 200cc engine while the Gixxer SF uses a 155 cc engine. The power output of both bikes also has a substantial difference. However, there are a lot of factors here which shows why the Gixxer ended up as a winner and why the Xtreme 200S is actually not that bad a performer as it may seem to be.

In both the rounds, the Hero Xtreme 200S maintains a lead from the start and up to a speed of around 121 km/h, after which it stops gaining speed. The Gixxer SF, on the other hand, overtakes the Hero motorcycle only in the top end as its top speed is around 128-129 km/h in this video. What this means is that the engine of the Hero Xtreme 200S is more inclined towards power delivery in the low and mid ends compared to the Gixxer which has a strong top-end. This also translates into the Xtreme 200S being a better bike for city usage since the low and mid-end performance is tested there. But when it comes to high-speed riding, the Xtreme 200S clearly lacks the bite.

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Talking about the technical specifications of the bikes, the Suzuki Gixxer SF is powered by a 154.9cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that develops a maximum of 14.6 Bhp and 14 Nm. It also gets a 5-speed transmission. he Hero Xtreme 200S, on the other hand, gets powered by the same 200cc, the air-cooled, single-cylinder carbureted engine. Here also, the engine generates a maximum power of 18.4 PS and peak torque of 17.1 Nm. It gets a five-speed transmission.

Another point to note here is that the Gixxer weighs 139 kg while the Xtreme 200S weighs 149 kg.  This difference of 10 kgs is quite substantial and adds to the strong top end of the Gixxer. Prices of the Gixxer SF 155 start from Rs. 1,09,870 lakhs and that of Xtreme 200S start form Rs. 99,400, making the latter a better deal in terms of value for money.