Hero Xtreme 200 S teased – Launch confirmed for 30th Jan
Hero has shared an invite for 30th Jan 2018. The motorcycle will lock horns with the likes of TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and Bajaj Pulsar NS200 upon launch in India.
The new Hero Xtreme 200 S compact sportsbike which was unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo about two years ago, has been long overdue for launch. Finally, Hero MotoCorp has shared an invite for 30th Jan, which is for the launch of the new Xtreme 200 S.
The Apache RTR 200 4V rival is expected to go on sale in India next month. Power comes from a new 200 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine which generates 18.5 PS power at 8,500 rpm and 17.2 Nm torque at 6,000 rpm. Transmission is a 5-speed unit.
Styling wise, the Hero Xtreme 200 S is an edgier version of the existing 150 cc model. The motorcycle dons sporty tank extensions, familiar bikini fairing with LED pilot lamps, digi-analog instrument console, thin contoured seat, sharp edged tailpiece with LED taillight, belly pan in air vents and a simple silencer with silver guard. The white-red-black color theme feels a bit overdone though.
New Hero Xtreme 200 S is equipped with regular telescopic fork at the front while the rear gets monoshock suspension system. Both wheels are retarded by a disc brake each. The motorcycle also benefits from ABS.
Hero Motocorp is gearing up to arm itself with a range of compact sportsbikes which includes the Xtreme 200 S and a new 300 cc motorcycle (based on the XF3R concept). Speaking about the HX250, plans to launch that have been cancelled. The objective is to gain a sizable market share in the burgeoning segment, with the help of new sports motorcycles, which will help them take on the likes of KTM DUKE and RC series, Bajaj Dominar, TVS Apache 310, etc.