Hero Xtreme 200R vs. Bajaj Pulsar NS200 vs. TVS Apache RTR 200 4V - Spec comparo

07/07/2018 - 09:46 | ,   | Ajinkya Lad

Yesterday Hero MotoCorp revealed the prices of the Xtreme 200R on its website, which costs INR 88,000 (ex-showroom, Siliguri). The company is yet to launch the bike in the country officially. Ahead of that, let’s take a look at a detailed spec comparison between the Hero Xtreme 200R, Bajaj Pulsar NS200, and the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V.

Hero Xtreme 200R front angle
The Hero Xtreme 200R is priced at INR 88,000 (ex-showroom). It gets single-channel ABS as standard.

The Hero Xtreme 200R has taken a long time coming, and 2.5 years after its debut at the Auto Expo 2016, the bike joins the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V in the entry-level premium bike segment. The Xtreme 200R isn’t technically advanced, develops less power and is low on features. However, it trumps its competitors in the pricing department.

The Bajaj Pulsar NS200 costs between INR 99,411 to INR 1.11 lakh, while the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V costs in the range of INR 96,230 to INR 1.10 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom Delhi). On the other hand, the Xtreme 200R is available in one variant and costs INR 88,000 (ex-showroom Siliguri). That’s a good INR 8000 and INR 11,000 less as compared to the Pulsar and Apache.

2017 Bajaj Pulsar NS200 black-grey
The Bajaj Pulsar NS200 is the most powerful bike of the three and the only one to get a 6-speed gearbox.

The Hero Xtreme 200R features a standard single-channel ABS and a 7-step adjustable rear mono-shock. The Bajaj Pulsar NS200 gets optional single-channel ABS and a Nitrox gas-charged rear mono-shock, while the TVS Apache RTR 200 features race-tuned KYB rear mono-shock and optional dual-channel ABS. While the Apache RTR 200 gets optional electronic fuel injection, the Xtreme 200 and Pulsar NS 200 misses out on this feature. The Apache also gets optional Pirelli rubber, while the other two have to make do with MRF tires.

Specifications Hero Xtreme 200R Bajaj Pulsar NS200 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
Engine 199.6 cc, single-cylinder, 2-valve, air cooled 199.5 Single-cylinder, liquid-cooled 197.75 cc, single-cylinder, 4-valve, oil cooling
Maximum Power 18.1 bhp PS at 8,000 rpm 23 bhp at 9500 rpm 20.7 bhp at 8,500 rpm
Peak Torque 17.1 Nm at 6,500 rpm 18.3 Nm at 8000 rpm 18.1 Nm at 7,000 rpm
Transmission 5-speed 6-Speed 5-speed, with optional slipper clutch
Front Suspension 37 mm Telescopic fork Telescopic Forks Telescopic fork
Rear Suspension 7-step adjustable mono-shock Nitrox Mono-shock, adjustable Mono-shock, adjustable
Front Brake 276 mm disc with optional single-channel ABS 280 mm disc with optional single-channel ABS 270 mm petal disc with optional dual-channel ABS
Rear Brake 220 mm disc 230 mm disc 240 mm petal disc with optional dual-channel ABS
Front Tyre Size 100/80 R17 Tubeless 100/80 R17 Tubeless 90/90 R17 Tubeless
Rear Tyre Size 130/70 R17 Tubeless 130/70 R17 Tubeless 130/70 R17 Tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity 12.5 litres 12 litres 12 litres
Kerb Weight 148 kg 152 kg 149 kg
Seat Height 790 mm 805mm 800 mm
Price INR 88,000 (ex-showroom) INR 99,411 (ex-showroom Delhi) INR 96,230 (ex-showroom Delhi)

The Hero Xtreme 200R employs a 199.6 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 2-valve engine that produces 18.1 bhp of maximum power and 17.1 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 5-speed transmission. Powering the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 is a 199.5 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-valve engine that churns out 23 bhp of power and 18.3 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0 side view
The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is the only bike to get electronic fuel injection and a slipper clutch as an option in this comparison.

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On the other hand, the TVS Apache RTR 200 uses a 199.75 cc, single-cylinder, 4-valve, oil-cooled engine developing 20.7 bhp of power and 18.1 Nm of torque. The engine pairs to a 5-speed gearbox, which also gets an optional anti-reverse-torque slipper clutch.

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