After showcasing the Xtreme 200 S at the 2016 Auto Expo, Hero is all set to launch the 200cc motorcycle on January 30. The Xtreme 200 S is a larger version of Hero’s 150cc CBZ Xtreme and it looks like one as well. To set it apart from its sibling, it gets a new fuel tank with larger extension, new tailpiece and new side panels.
Other additions include headlamps with DRLs, a new body-coloured tyre hugger and a two-tone paint scheme that also features on the new alloy wheels. While the wheel at the front is painted red, the rear gets a contrasting shade of black. Features include a semi-digital instrument console.
At the 2016 Auto Expo, the Xtreme 200 S was showcased with an all-new 200cc, air-cooled, single cylinder motor. According to specifications that were displayed at the show, the motor made 18.6PS at 8500rpm and 17.2Nm of torque at 6000rpm. However, since other motorcycles powered by 200cc engines produce upwards of 20PS, we expect Hero to bump up power and torque on the production model with the aid of fuel injection. Power will be sent to the rear wheel by a 5-speed gearbox.
Featuring a diamond-type chassis, the Xtreme 200 S uses a telescopic front fork and a rear monoshock - a first for a Hero. Braking is via disc brakes at both ends while ABS could be offered as an optional extra. We expect Hero MotoCorp to launch the Xtreme 200 S with a price tag nudging close to the Rs 1 lakh mark (ex-showroom). When launched, it will go up against the TVS Apache RTR 200 twins and the Pulsar NS 200.