With the launch of the Hero Xtreme 200R, Hero MotoCorp – the world’s largest two wheeler manufacturer will make its re-entry to the premium bike segment. However, the Hero Xtreme 200R is the first bike to come equipped with ABS in this segment. Hero MotoCorp has already priced the Xtreme 200R at Rs 89,900 [ex showroom – Delhi]. Hero MotoCorp has officially announced the date of commencement of the worldwide sales for the new Xtreme 200R. The worldwide sales of this new premium bike will begin from 20th of August, 2018 and the bikes will be dispatched from the factories starting from the next week itself. The bikes will be retailed in a phased manner through the authorised dealerships of the manufacturer.
On Monday at a dealers conference at Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida Hero MotoCorp announced the launch of the Hero Xtreme 200R.At the conference Pawan Munjal, chairman, MD and CEO, Hero MotoCorp Ltd [HMCL] said, “For us, the xtreme 200R is not just any other product launch, it will catapult us to where we have been earlier – the premium segment. Therefore it will be the brand’s re-entry into a segment where it had a sizeable presence and market share not too long ago. Designed specifically for the youths, the Xtreme 200R is an expression of our serious intent in a high growth segment. With the upcoming festive season in India, the Xtreme 200R will help us consolidate our market leadership. We will also soon commence sales of the Xtreme 200R in our global markets.”
The new Hero Xtreme 200R gets a sober design, imparting to the bike a look of commuter motorcycle rather than the sporty look. But with a large number of stickers added to the bike it gets a sporty look. The bike comes with a semi instrument cluster and anti braking system. Besides that the bike features an upright riding position making it satisfactory for travelling long distances. The bike can accelerate from 0 kmph to 60 kmph in 4.6 seconds. The fuel tank capaciy is 12.5 litres and will claim a fuel effiecieny of 39.29 kmpl.
The Hero Xtreme 200R will be powered to an air cooled, single cylinder, 199.6 cc carburetted engine, which churns out a power of 18.4 PS at 8000 rpm and produces a peak torque of 17.1 Nm at 6500 rpm. A five speed gearbox comes coupled to the engine. Braking duties are handled by 276 mm disc brake at the front and 220 mm disc brake at the rear. The Hero Xtreme 200R will face competition from the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200. However, the Hero Xtreme 200R seems to be winning the competition.
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