The Hero Motocorp Xtreme 200R is the most powerful motorcycle that you can buy in India under Rs 1 lakh
After much anticipation Hero Motocorp finally launched the Xtreme 200R last year in India. The Xtreme 200R happens to be the second most powerful motorcycle (after the Karizma ZMR) in the Hero Motocorp portfolio currently. The motorcycle rivals directly against the likes of the TVS Apache RTR 200 and Bajaj Pulsar NS200.
The Xtreme 200R may be the least powerful 200cc motorcycle but this also happens to be the most affordable 200cc motorcycle you can buy in India at this moment. That said, here is the list of top 5 things which you need to know about the Hero Xtreme 200R.
1. Torque-rich engine
The newly developed 199.6cc, single-cylinder engine, is capable of producing about 17.1 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The torque-rich engine will help the rider, especially while riding within city traffic and also overtaking on the highways.
2. Fuel efficient engine
Hero Xtreme 200R promises to return a claimed fuel efficiency of 39.9 kmpl. This is not only the most fuel efficient 200cc motorcycle of the country but it can even leave some smaller capacity motorcycles behind when it comes to fuel efficiency figures.
3. Single channel ABS
The Xtreme 200R gets a single channel ABS as standard which means that the ABS safety net is available only on the front wheel. Its closest rival the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS too offers a single channel ABS unit as well.
4. Feature-rich offering
The Xtreme 200R is definitely a feature-rich Hero motorcycle. In terms of features, the motorcycle gets a LED DRLs and LED tail-lamps, a semi-digital unit with the tachometer on the left and an LCD display on the right. The instrument cluster offers basic information such as speedometer, fuel-range, a clock, and a service indicator. Fortunately, Hero has decided to equip the Xtreme 200R with a single channel ABS, a first for the company.
5. Good value for money
We have said this couple of times already that the Xtreme 200R offers almost everything at an affordable price point. The motorcycle retails at around Rs 89,900 (ex-showroom) and is available with a single variant. Its rival the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V with ABS will cost over Rs 1.10 Lakh. The Bajaj Pulsar NS200, on the other hand, is priced well above Rs 1.12 Lakh (ex-showroom).