It’s been a long time since Hero has given some hardcore performance bike. The only one left is Karizma ZMR, which is an average play. The next in line is the upcoming Hero Xtreme 200R. It is built on a heavily reworked body of CBZ Xtreme and will be the latest one to enter the 200cc market. Read to know more about it.
The 200cc bike market is trending because of great power, decent features and affordable pricing. The bikes in this segment include Apache RTR 2004V, Pulsar NS200, and Duke 200. All of these are naked street bikes. Now, the upcoming entrant in this segment is the new Hero Xtreme 200R, which is also a naked street bike. It looks a little similar to the CBZ Xtreme, as it is built on CBZ’s heavily reworked body. It gets a 200cc engine that helps it sprint from 0-60 KMPH in 4.6 seconds. The 200R gets a muscular dual tone body but misses out on some features when put against competitors. The bookings for the bike have already started and the bike is expected to launch in July. It is expected to cost between Rs 90,000 to Rs 1 Lakh, as Hero’s plan to keep its bikes under Rs 1 Lakh.
Hero Xtreme 200R Launch Date:
|Launch Date||Second Half 2018|
Hero Xtreme 200R was showcased as Xtreme 200S in the Auto Expo 2016. Also, in January 2018, it was unveiled with all the specifications and features. It is said that the pricing of the bike will be revealed in Second Half 2018, following which the deliveries will be starting soon.
Hero Xtreme 200R Price:
|Price (STD and ABS Variants)||Rs 85000 – Rs 95000 (ex-showroom)|
The price has not been revealed, but the bike is speculated to come with a price range of Rs 85,000 to Rs 95,000. It is reported to be available in two variants – STD and ABS. However, owing to the specs and configurations the bike is offering, buyers wanting a naked sports bike in sub 1 Lakh budget will be looking for it.
Hero Xtreme 200R Bookings:
Currently, various dealers across India have started accepting booking amounts for the bike. The booking amounts range from Rs 1000 to Rs 5000. The bookings have started as Xtreme 200R is expected to launch in Second Half of 2018.
Hero Xtreme 200R Design:
Hero Xtreme 200R gets a proper naked bike looks but with toned muscles. In terms of design, it is very similar to the Xtreme Sports; however, it is sharper and sportier looking. The bike comes in a diamond frame which is quite light and agile. Also, the style of headlamps adds to the muscularity of the bike. ‘Xtreme’ decal on the front shrouds of the bike looks a bit overdone, but still keeps the sporty looks alive. The exhaust of the bike comes with a muffler cover, adding as a finishing touch. The rear fender kit comes with a good height, hence increasing the height of the pillion seat too. In short, we can say that it is an evolution of CBZ Xtreme, but with improved technology and better handling.
Hero Xtreme 200R Engine:
|Top Speed||118 KMPH|
|Driving Range||496 Kms|
|0-60 KMPH||4.6 Seconds|
The Xtreme 200R will be powered by a 199.6 CC single cylinder engine that produces 18.1 BHP worth of power and 17.1 Nm worth of torque. It will be mated to a five-speed transmission. The claimed mileage for the bike is around 40 KMPL. The top speed recorded for the bike is 118 KMPH with a driving range of 496 Kms. It touches 0-60 KMPH is 4.6 seconds. Also, the bike gets a balancer shaft, which keeps the vibrations to a minimum. Hero says that the engine is built to dole out low-end torque which will make it easier to ride on traffic-laden roads.
Hero Xtreme 200R Chassis and Dimensions:
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Hydraulic type with antifriction bush|
|Rear Suspension||7 Step adjustable Monoshock|
|Seat height||790 mm|
The bike is made of a diamond frame type. It comes with Telescopic Hydraulic type with antifriction bush suspensions in the front and 7 Step adjustable Monoshock suspension in the rear. The suspensions are beefier than Karizma ZMR’s suspension which would help Xtreme 200R in proper handling. The length of the bike is 2062 mm with a height of 1072 mm. The ground clearance of the bike is decent at 167 mm and the seat height is 790 mm. The bike weighs 147 Kg.
Hero Xtreme 200R Features:
The Xtreme 200R comes with disc brakes at both ends with ABS as an option. The bike comes with LED pilot lights, LED tail light, dual-coloured seat, and a combination of digital and analogue instrument console. The digital cluster gets a clock, fuel indicator, and a trip meter. Above the digital cluster, there are basic indicators for ABS, power check, neutral gear, and indicators. Also, It gets a halogen LED headlamp. However, the bike fails to live up to the high-level technology that its competitors are offering. It might be a late entrant in the market, but with its price expectations, it can do pretty well.
Hero Xtreme 200R Competiton:
Hero Xtreme 200R competes with the likeness of Baja Pulsar NS 200, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and Yamaha FZ 25. Amongst all, the toughest competitor is Apache RTR 200 4V. As Apache offers a similar naked streetfighter styling with a little more technology features, it is dominating the 200 CC market. The Pulsar NS 200 offers great value for money and performance for its asking price. On the other hand, Yamaha FZ 25 is a beast that is a good buy for traffic rides as well as touring bikes. However, it is expensive than the other three competitors which makes it a tough choice. The Xtreme 200R, despite offering fewer features than its competitor, might turn out to be a good success.
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