Fully-faired Hero Xtreme 200R - IAB Rendering

30/04/2019 - 10:56 | ,  ,  ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

Hero MotoCorp will likely launch three new products in the 200 cc segment of the Indian market on 1 May. These will likely be the XPulse 200, XPulse 200T (Tourer) and a fully-faired version of the Xtreme 200R.

Hero Xtreme 200f 2019 Iab Render
The full-faired Hero Xtreme 200R render features the fascia of the HX250R along with the styling of the Xtreme 200R roadster. The motorcycle will be launched in India on May 1.

Also read: Hero XPulse 200 and 200T pre-bookings open, to be launched on 1 May

IAB's digital artist Shoeb Kalania has created a rendering of the fully-faired Hero Xtreme 200R with all the details available so far. The rendered bike features the front fascia of the Hero HX250R, a product that was showcased at Auto Expo 2016 but never made it to production, along with the styling of the Xtreme 200R naked roadster.

The rendered motorcycle features a fully-faired design with a tall windscreen for better protection from the windblasts than the naked roadster. Clubbed with the upright ergonomics, the fully-faired Xtreme 200R shall pack better-touring capabilities. The Xtreme 200R roadster is one of the most refined motorcycles in its segment, and its fully-faired sibling should carry the same traits.

A significant change, however, will be seen in the cockpit. The fully-faired model, as seen in the spy video, is equipped with the same instrument console as the XPulse duo. The console on the XPulse is a fully-digital unit with Bluetooth connectivity, and the same features are likely to be seen on the fully-faired Xtreme 200R.

Also read: Hero Xtreme 200R gets a price hike, now retails at INR 90,900

The fully-faired Hero Xtreme 200R, like the Hero XPulse 200 duo, is expected to come with a BS-VI compliant motor with fuel injection technology, basically an upgraded version of the Hero Xtreme 200R's BS-IV 199.6 cc single-cylinder 2-valve, SOHC, air-cooled unit (18.4 PS/17.1 Nm). The performance numbers may see a marginal bump, and the fuel-injection tech will deliver better response to the throttle inputs.

The suspension and braking hardware of the fully-faired motorcycle will most definitely be identical to that of the naked roadster: conventional telescopic forks at the front and an adjustable monoshock at the rear. The safety-net will include a single-channel ABS as standard. This model will compete with the Bajaj Pulsar RS200, Pulsar 180F, Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 and the upcoming KTM RC125, and likely retail at just under INR l lakh (ex-showroom).

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