Hero MotoCorp today unveiled the all-new ‘Xtreme 200R’ aimed at strengthening Hero’s presence in the rapidly growing premium motorcycle segment, the Xtreme 200R will be available for sale across Hero MotoCorp dealerships in the country from April 2018.
The Company will soon commence customer bookings of the Xtreme 200R and it will be available in 5 colour options and an ex-showroom price of about 1 lakh is expected. The price announcement will be at the upcoming Auto Expo 2018.
It is powered by an all new BS-IV compliant 200cc air-cooled engine with a 5 speed gear-box.
The new motorcycle has been designed and developed by Hero MotoCorp’s in-house R&D team, based at the Hero Centre of Innovation and Technology in Jaipur.
The new Xtreme 200R is powered by an all-new performance-oriented BS-IV compliant 200cc engine. The air-cooled engine produces a maximum power output of 18.4 PS @ 8000 rpm and maximum torque of 17.1 NM @ 6500 rpm. Thus, offering abundant power and torque across the rev bands. The bike moves from 0-60 km/h in 4.6 seconds only and reaches a top speed of 114 km/h. The engine also features additional balancers to ensure smooth power delivery by cutting first order vibrations.
The all-new Xtreme 200R comes with a lightweight yet stiff Frame which offers precise handling in tight corners and utmost stability at high speeds. The carefully tuned Ergonomic-riding triangle between the handlebar, seat and foot-pegs offers perfect balance of agility and comfort.
The bold Fuel Tank, sporty Headlight, eyebrow-shaped LED Pilot Lamps and LED Tail Lamp with guide lights, sporty digi-analogue information cluster and attractive dual-tone graphics add to the striking & distinct appeal of the motorcycle. In addition, the bike features a newly designed contoured seat for improved ergonomics and seating comfort for rider and pillion.
Adding to the style-quotient are the five exciting dual-tone colour schemes – Panther Black with cool Silver, Panther Black with Red, Sports Red, Charcoal Grey with Orange and Techno Blue.
In addition to the impressive design and style elements, the motorcycle also comes with a host of safety features, such as 276 mm Front Disc and 220 mm Rear disc Brakes system and an optional ABS single channel system.
The 37mm front fork ensures precise control while the 7-step adjustable Mono-shock suspension technology offers superior ride handling, cornering stability while adding to the style quotient.
The 17” 130/70 wide rear radial tyre with performance tread pattern ensures enhanced road grip, cornering confidence and better braking control under all conditions.
Markus Braunsperger – Chief Technology Officer, Hero MotoCorp, said, “The all-new Xtreme 200R is reflective of our product development capabilities and also demonstrates the strenuous R&D efforts that are underway at the Hero Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT). The new Xtreme 200R is the perfect amalgamation of performance, advance technology and masculine attributes. We also have a strong pipeline of new products for the rest of the year.”
Malo Le Masson – Head of Global Product Planning, Hero MotoCorp, said, “The all-new Xtreme 200R is a bold and focused step towards re-shaping our presence in the premium segment. The Xtreme 200R is a real head-turner, which – combined with competitive performance – is going to appeal to the youth in India as well as in our global markets. This is only the beginning. From 2018 onwards, the focus for Hero MotoCorp in motorcycles is the premium segment, and we will continue to bring more products in this category.”
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While Hero MotoCorp continues to be the dominant market leader in the commuter segment, it is now focusing on the Premium segment with higher-powered motorcycles. To be really honest the Xtreme 200R cannot be really called a performance machine, but it still will slot into a gap in the market that is looking for a comfortable 200cc machine. This one will not have the enthusiasts lining up at the dealer, but will surely fall in the radar of anybody upgrading from a regular 100-125 cc commuter.