The World’s larget two-wheeler manufacturer, Hero MotoCorp has today unveiled its brand new Xtreme 200R naked sports bike production ready which made its global debut two years back at 2016 Auto Expo. The Bike would be a flagship offering from Hero and will be making its way to forthcoming 2018 auto expo as well. The Hero Xtreme 200R is completely designed and developed in India. However, Hero is delayed in making the bike production ready as the market has now more offerings under this segment and requires timely launch of the products. The new offering is very important for Hero as they are more of a commuter bike manufacturer and Xtreme would be first step of many for Hero MotoCorp. The launch is expected to start from April 2018 and the delivery will begin soon after it.
The bike is built on Diamond frame and the powering is performed by all new 199.6 CC single cylinder air cooled engine which churn out 18.4 PS at 8000 rpm and 17.1 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm. Also, the bike gets a balancer shaft, which keeps the vibrations to a minimum. Hero claims that the engine is built to handle low-end torque which will make it easier to ride on congest traffic. The bike is claimed to reach 60 kmph from stand still to go in just 4.6 seconds and has a top speed of 114 kmph. The fuel economy is 40 kilometers against each litre.
As claimed by Hero the bike has been extensively designed to improve the riding dynamics during its development. The fuel system is still the carburetor one and not Fuel Injection. The Bike is pretty similar to the concept version and is an edgier to its current Xtreme model. The fuel Tank is huge as ealier with sporty side cowls under the tank and has LED day time running lights with regular halogen headlamp, digital-analog instrument console, thin contoured seat, sharp edged tailpiece with LED backlight, though the tail lamp is unexpectedly same as the current offering, belly pan in air vents and a simple silencer with silver guard.
The Bike now comes with single channel Anti-Locking Braking System (ABS), all though it has been kept optional for the buyers. It has 37mm regular telescopic forks in the front and a 7-step adjustable mono-shock suspension at the rear. The 17-inch sporty alloy wheels come along with wide tubeless tyres, 130/70 section radial tyres at the rear. The front braking is taken care off by 276mm petal disc and the rear braking is performed by 220mm disc brakes.
The Xtreme 200R will be available in five different shade which has two single-tone and three dual-tone shade options – Red, blue, black with silver, black with red and grey with orange. The Hero Xtreme 200R will rival against the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, and Bajaj Pulsar NS200.