Hero Xtreme 200R bookings commence - Report
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As per a report from Overdrive, dealers of Hero MotoCorp have commenced the bookings for the brand’s premium performance commuter, the Hero Xtreme 200R.
The booking amount reportedly ranges from INR 1,000 to INR 5,000. The media house reports that the bike is likely to be launched in the first week of June, post which the deliveries will begin. Hero MotoCorp unveiled the motorcycle in January, this year. The bike is the production version of the Hero Xtreme 200S, which the brand showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. The pricing strategy reported recently suggests that the bike will be priced below INR 1 lakh, ex-showroom. However, there is no official word on the pricing yet. In the earlier month, the bike entered the Turkish market.
The engine is an all-new 199.6 cc single cylinder unit with air cooling. It develops 18.35 PS of power at 8,000 rpm, and 17.1 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. The engine mates with a 5-speed transmission, and has a fuel consumption figure of 39.9 km/l as per WMTC norm. The diamond type frame rides on 37 mm front telescopic fork and a 7-step adjustable rear monoshock. The 276 mm front disc comes with an optional single-channel ABS. The rear gets a 220 mm disc. The motorcycle rivals the TVS Apache RTR 200, and Bajaj Pulsar NS 200.
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