Hero MotoCorp has finally begun deliveries of the Xtreme 200R and the company sold 1,438 units in December 2018
Hero MotoCorp sold 1438 units of Xtreme 200R in December 2018. The company took some time to begin deliveries of the Xtreme 200R as the launch took place in August and it was first showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. The Xtreme 200R is based on the 150 cc variant of the Xtreme but the company has made lots of changes.
One of the advantages of Xtreme 200R over its rivals is the aggressive pricing as Hero want to improve market share in the premium segment and they are planning to launch new products like Xpulse 200 soon. The company has given a new 199.7 cc single cylinder two-valve engine and it basically a re-engineered version of 150 cc engine from the regular model.
This engine produces 18.4 PS of power at 8,000 rpm and 17.1 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm, mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The braking duties are handled by 276 mm disc at the front and 220 mm disc at the rear. Hero has also given single-channel ABS braking system as standard but the Apache 200 4V offers optional dual channel ABS.
The Xtreme 200R comes with 37 mm telescopic forks at the front and for the first time, Hero is offering a 7-step adjustable mono suspension at the rear. The company has given 17-inch wheels with 100/80 section tyre at the front and wider 130/70 section tyre at the rear. The entry-level performance bike rides on MRF tires.
The bike tips the scale at 148 kg and it gets a diamond type frame. The company has given 12.5 litres fuel tank, we can expect the Xtreme 200R to return 40 kmpl. Hero is offering the Xtreme 200R in five colour options – Heavy Grey with Orange, Black with Sports Red, Sports Red, Panther Black with Force Silver and Techno Blue.
The Xtreme 200R comes with a semi-digital instrument cluster, which gives an old school feel as most of the modern bikes come with a fully digital cluster. The tachometer is analogue while all other functions like speedometer, dual trip meter, fuel gauge, odometer and time are displayed on the digital screen. But the Xtreme 200R misses out on certain features like side stand warning indicator and gear shift indicator.