Hero MotoCorp has teased the Euro-V compliant versions of the Hunk 200R (sold as the Xtreme 200R in the Indian market) and the Glamour ahead of their debut at the 2019 EICMA motorcycle show.
The teaser video reveals that the Euro-V compliant variants of the Hunk 200R and the Glamour will not feature a massive visual overhaul. Thus, the Hunk 200R will continue to feature halogen headlight assembly along with the twin LED DRLs. Similarly, the Xtreme 200R should retain the halogen headlight. Another frame in the video gives a glimpse at the instrument console of the Glamour 125, revealing the same semi-digital display that is also seen on the existing motorcycle. Don't expect to see any changes to the instrument console of the Hunk 200R/Xtreme 200R either.
The minimal design upgrade aims to keep the costs low and offer updated models at competitive prices. Do note that the revised insurance rates and the mandatory addition of ABS/CBS tech in the Indian-spec models have already increased the prices of the products substantially.
The teaser video also reveals that the updated engines benefit from three-way catalytic converter, fuel injection system and engine control module. Overall, Hero MotoCorp claims to use over 500 mechanical and electrical components. The addition of a fuel injection system should result in improved fuel economy numbers. The performance numbers are not likely to be very different from the current models.
The current 199.6 cc air-cooled, 2-valve single cylinder OHC engine on the Xtreme 200R makes 18.4 PS at 8,000 rpm and 17.1 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The motor is paired with a five-speed gearbox. The updated motor will also be used on the Xtreme 200S, XPulse 200 and the XPulse 200T. Do note that the XPulse 200 duo is already available with a fuel injection system.
The updated models are likely to reach the Indian market in early 2020, well ahead of the April 2020 deadline to comply with the BS-VI emission norms. Expect the BS-VI compliant motorcycles to be 10-15% more expensive than their outgoing BS-VI variants.
While Hero MotoCorp is yet to reveal any launch details, India Yamaha Motor and TVS Motor Company have confirmed that it will start rolling out their respective BS-VI compliant models from this month (November).