Apart from the XPulse duo, Hero MotoCorp today launched a new fully-faired version of the Xtreme 200R - the Xtreme 200S. The Hero Xtreme 200S has been priced at INR 98,500*, which is approximately INR 7,600* more than the price of the Xtreme 200R (INR 90,900*).
The Hero Xtreme 200S shares its underpinnings and engine with the Hero Xtreme 200R. Thus, propelling tasks are performed by a 199.6 cc air-cooled, single-cylinder, 2-valve, SOHC engine with a carburettor that produces 18.4 PS of power at 8,000 rpm and 17.1 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. The motor is coupled to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox.
The fully-faired design with a tall windscreen will offer better protection from the windblasts than the naked roadster. Along with the upright ergonomics, the fully-faired Xtreme 200R will offer better-touring capabilities. The fully-faired model carries more features than the naked roadster and comes equipped with a full-LED headlight and a digital instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation. Its exhaust has a slightly different design.
Shock absorption tasks are performed by conventional telescopic forks at the front and a 7-step adjustable monoshock at the rear. Stopping power comes from 276 mm disc at the front and 220 mm disc at the back. The safety net includes a single-channel ABS as standard.
The Hero Xtreme 200S is available in three colour options - Sports Red, Mapple Brown and Panther Black.
Expressing his views about the launch of the Hero Xtreme 200S, Dr Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Hero MotoCorp, said:
With our customer base spread across three continents - Asia, Africa and South and Central America - we at Hero MotoCorp are now riding into the next phase of our bold "premium" journey with a range of new, technologically advanced and aesthetically appealing motorcycles. These premium motorcycles have been designed and developed by our engineers at the Hero Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT), thereby reiterating the rapid enhancement of our in-house Research and Development capabilities in a short span of time since we commenced our solo journey.
The Hero Xtreme 200S will compete with the likes of Bajaj Pulsar 180F and Suzuki Gixxer SF in the domestic market.