Hero Xtreme 200R vs TVS Apache RTR 200 4V - spec comparison

Praveen M

Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.

Almost two years after the Hero Xtreme 200S concept’s debut at the Auto Expo, Hero MotoCorp has finally unveiled its production version, the Hero Xtreme 200R. It competes with the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V.

Hero Xtreme 200R side view
The relatively conservative design will appeal riders looking for a sober bike which is agile enough.

The Apache is its ideal competitor because other 200 cc bikes in the naked segment have liquid-cooled engines (KTM 200 Duke & Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS). While the Xtreme 200R has commuter design with glammed-up graphics, the Apache has sporty lines hinting at its racing roots. Here’s how the two bikes fare against each other spec-wise:

Specifications Hero Xtreme 200R TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
Engine 199.6 cc counterbalanced, with air cooling 197.75 cc counterbalanced, with air and oil cooling
Peak Power 18.35 PS at 8,000 rpm 20.5 PS at 8,500 rpm
Maximum Torque 17.1 Nm at 6,500 rpm 18.1 Nm at 7,000 rpm
Transmission 5-speed, with 114 kmph top speed 5-speed, with 128 kmph top speed
Front Suspension 37 mm Telescopic fork Telescopic fork
Rear Suspension 7-step adjustable monoshock Race-tuned KYB monoshock
Front Tyre 100/80-17 Tubeless 90/90-17 Tubeless
Rear Tyre 130/70-R17 Tubeless 130/70-17 Tubeless
Front Brake 276 mm disc with optional single-channel ABS 270 mm petal disc
Rear Brake 220 mm disc 240 mm petal disc
Fuel Tank Capacity 12.4 litres 12 litres
Kerb Weight 146 kg 149 kg
Seat Height 790 mm 800 mm
Price TBA INR 98,685, ex-showroom Delhi

The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V clearly trumps the Hero Xtreme 200R in terms of performance. It has more power, higher torque, and better top-speed too. The Apache does 0-60 kmph in 3.95 seconds, 0.65 seconds quicker than the Xtreme. This is despite being 3 kilos heavier than the Xtreme, at 149 kg, kerb.

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V side review
The sleek design lines clearly show the bike's sporty intent.

On the other hand, the Xtreme has a relatively relaxed riding position when compared to the Apache. It also enjoys the benefit of a single channel ABS, making it safer than the RTR. However, for better handling, the RTR has the option of Pirelli tyres, and the Xtreme makes do with the MRF units.

Also Read: TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi4V launched at INR 1,07,005

Hero will reveal the price for the Xtreme 200R at the Auto Expo next month. The bike will go on sale in April. Expect Hero to price the bike competitively. This would make the Xtreme a good choice for riders looking for the best balance of comfort, affordability and performance.

Hero Xtreme 200R - Image Gallery

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V - Image Gallery

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