The demand for Hero Xtreme 200S is the highest compared to Xpulse 200 and 200T. The 200cc fully faired motorcycle is also the most affordable in its segment
Hero launched three new motorcycles last month, all priced near 1 Lakh. Currently, it has four 200cc motorcycles, leaving Karizma out of it. One is a naked street bike, one is a fully faired sportsbike and the other two are adventure motorcycles.
Hero Xpulse 200S demand has been increasing gradually, as confirmed by our dealership sources. It is actually much better than that of the Xpulse Twins. One dealership also stated that it is better than when Xtreme 200R was introduced.
Xtreme 200S is priced at Rs 98,500, making it the most affordable model. The Xpulse 200 starts from Rs 97,000 for the Carb and 1.05 Lakhs for the FI variant. The Xpulse 200T goes for Rs 94,000 (all prices ex-showroom).
Hero Xtreme 200S uses a 199.5cc oil-cooled single-cylinder engine that delivers 18.4 BHP at 8,000 RPM and 17.1 Nm at 6,500 RPM. The motor, sadly, comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox only.
Xpulse 200 and 200T use the same engine and deliver the same power figures. The only difference is that the 200 gets a fuel injected engine. The 200T is a road-biased tourer and the Xpulse 200 is meant for off-roading.
If you notice, the most affordable fully faired motorcycle earlier, was the Gixxer SF. Yamaha has the Fazer, but it has a semi-faired design. After Gixxer, it is the Yamaha R15 V3.
Xtreme 200S gets a fairing but misses out on clip-on handlebars, which are an essence of a sports bike. However, it still passes out better than the Pulsar 220F and Fazer.
The bookings for all the three new motorcycles are ongoing, as the deliveries are scheduled to commence in the second week of June. Display and test ride units are reaching the dealerships by this week.
The Xtreme goes against the likes of Gixxer SF in terms of the sports bike design. In terms of price, it rivals TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Honda CB Hornet 160R, Yamaha FZ V3 and Yamaha Fazer.