In April 2018, Hero sold 694,022 units. In April 2019, Hero sold 574,366 units. Thereby registering a decline of 21 percent. Sales of Hero in April 2019 are not only lower than company sales in April 2018, but are also lower than company sales reported in April 2017 (In April 2017, Hero sold 595,706 units).
Sales of best selling Hero motorcycle, Splendor too has declined. Hero next plans to update their current range of two wheelers to meet BS6 emission norms before April 2020.
In addition to this, they also plan to launch new motorcycles and scooters in the market. Just yesterday, Hero launched three new motorcycles – Xpulse 200, Xpulse 200T and Xtreme 200S.
Deliveries of all three motorcycles will start by the end of this month. Some dealers have no idea about the newly launched motorcycles, as they are yet to get any update from the company.
Of the three, the Xpulse range is for off-road and touring enthusiasts, while the Xtreme 200S is for sportsbike fans. All three motorcycles are powered by the same 200 cc engine. Hero Xtreme 200S is based on the Xtreme 200R, and priced at Rs.98,500, which is Rs.7,600 over the prices of the 200R which carries a price tag of Rs.90,900.
Hero Xtreme 200S is presented in three color options of Sports Red and Maple Brown and Panther Black. Dimensions stand at 2,062mm length, 778mm width and 1,072mm height. It gets a wheelbase of 1,338mm, seat height of 795mm and kerb weight of 148 kgs with fuel tank of 12.5 liter capacity. The new Xtreme 200S sits on 17” alloy wheels fitted with 100-80-17 front and 130/70-17 rear MRF Nylogrip tubeless tyres.
The Hero Xtreme 200S is powered by a 199.6 cc, air cooled, single cylinder, 2 valve SOHC engine offers 18.4 PS power at 8,000 rpm and 17.1 Nm torque at 6,500 rpm mated to a 5 speed constant mesh gearbox. It is the cheapest 200 cc faired motorcycle on sale in India.
This fully faired bike sports full LED head and tail lamps, digital/analog instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity and turn by turn navigation. The new blue backlit instrument console offers information on speed, engine RPM, gear position, fuel levels, fuel range, trip odometer and service due indicator.