Hero MotoCorp has finally unveiled the all-new Xtreme 200R, marking its entry into the premium segment of motorcycles in the Indian market. Hero Xtreme 200R will be available for sale across Hero MotoCorp dealerships in the country from April 2018, while the company will soon commence customer bookings. 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. Exudeing a Roadster stance, the all-new Hero Xtreme 200R was showcased as concept at the 2016 Auto Expo.
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.” Underpinning a lightweight yet stiff chassis frame, the bike comes with sporty headlight, eyebrow-shaped LED Pilot Lamps and LED Tail Lamp with guide lights, sporty digi-analogue information cluster and attractive dual-tone graphics.
Hero Xtreme 200R would be offered in five exciting dual-tone color schemes - Panther Black with cool Silver, Panther Black with Red, Sports Red, Charcoal Grey with Orange and Techno Blue. In addition, the bike would feature a newly designed contoured seat for improved ergonomics and seating comfort. As for the safety, the motorcycle comes with a host of features, such as 276 mm front disc and 220 mm rear disc brakes system and an optional ABS system. The 37mm broad front fork ensures precise control while the 7-step adjustable Mono-shock suspension technology offers superior ride handling. It rides on 17-inch 130/70 wide rear radial tyre with performance tread pattern.
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.” Hero Xtreme 200R is powered by an all-new performance-oriented BS-IV compliant 200cc air-cooled engine, which develops maximum power output of 18bhp at 8000 rpm and highest torque performance of 17.1Nm at 6500 rpm. The bike races from 0-60kmph in just 4.6 seconds, while reaching a top speed of 114 kmph.