Hero Xtreme NXT (Production Hero Xtreme 200S) India unveil on January 30
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Hero MotoCorp has teased the Hero Xtreme NXT, the production version of the Hero Xtreme 200S. The bike will be unveiled on the 30th of this month.
The image of the Hero Xtreme NXT leaked in December, last year. The production version has stayed true to the concept version, which was showcased at the India Auto Expo in 2016. The motorcycle features fuel tank extension with sporty graphics, and LED DRL on the headlamp as well. The ergonomics are likely to be comfortable enough for long rides.
The Hero Xtreme NXT gets an all-new 200 cc single cylinder engine with air-cooling. It makes 18.6 PS of maximum power at 8,500 rpm and 17.2 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The bike uses telescopic forks at the front and monoshock at the rear. The brakes will include discs at both ends. ABS will be present, at least as an option.
The XTreme NXT will rival the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V in the segment. Other competitors in the 200cc segment include the KTM 200 Duke and Bajaj Pulsar NS 200. It is likely that Hero will price the Xtreme NXT at around INR 1 lakh to keep it affordable yet reasonably powerful enough. The Indian manufacturer is also working on a bigger Impulse, and reportedly will launch the bike in mid-2018. The brand showcased the concept bike, the XPulse at the 2017 EICMA show in Milan, Italy.