Image gallery: Hero Xtreme 200R first ride review
Hero MotoCorp showcased the Xtreme 200R at this year's Auto Expo. It is a strategic product for the brand as the Xtreme 200R marks Hero's return to the entry-level performance motorcycle segment. The bike is powered by a 200cc engine producing 18.4PS and 17Nm that is based on the Achiever 150's engine but has been developed further in-house at Hero MotoCorp's CIT (Centre for Innovation and Technology) at Jaipur. Hero MotoCorp tells us they have worked specifically on improving the engine's refinement levels further, which should be among the best in class. We have already ridden the Hero Xtreme 200R and here are our first impressions.
The Hero Xtreme 200R somewhat reminds us of previous iterations of the Xtreme
The Xtreme 200R does look more appealing and is an aggressive looking naked
The Hero Xtreme 200R gets a compact tail piece with split grab rails and a belly-pan fairing
The Xtreme 200R comes equipped with disc brakes at both ends but ABS will be offered as an option only
The Hero Xtreme200R is powered by a 200cc engine producing 18.4PS and 17Nm that is based on the Achiever 150's engine
The Xtreme 200R uses 37mm telescopic forks upfront, which are beefier than the Karizma ZMR's
Design cues such as the tank extensions on the Hero Xtreme 200R are similar to that found on current generation entry-level performance machines l
Hero has equipped the Xtreme 200R with single-channel ABS only, to keep costs in check
The instrument cluster is an analogue-digital one and looks similar to the previous Xtreme's, with a digital read out flanking a large tachometer.
Starts Rs 91,900