Therefore, here we have Xtreme 200R, Hero’s second attempt in the premium motorcycle segment, although with a modest price of Rs 89,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi) price tag. In fact, it also holds the title of being the cheapest 200cc motorcycle with standard ABS system as standard.
We had a short spin on the track a while ago but it seemed to be a blurred area for the Xtreme 200R. Does it feel more at home in the real world?
Xtreme looks like 200R, Xtreme Sports and Hunk’s offspring. It is an aggressively styled tank shroud and a muscular tank which flows well in the rear section of the chiselled. While the completeness of the design spotty screams and looks attractive, the eye position lamp like the eyebrow and the wide front fender looks a little bit different.
It also includes a chrome finched foot lever, which could easily be replaced with black-out components like the rest of the bike.
Fits of some parts may not be of the highest level, but the quality of the plastic used is at the top. Switchgear also feels touching and easy to reach. Apart from this, Hero has noted neatly detail on the headlamp cowl and tank shroud, with detailed fuel fill cap and air filled with impure air.
The first impression of Xtreme 200R is its strong character. The single-piece seat seems hard and handlar feels heavy. However, this impression progresses, because adjusting the seat begins to feel anything but uncomfortable.
Suspension setup on the Xtreme 200R is firm but it does a lot of work which absorbs undulations and pits. It also ensures that bikes do not stray at high speed. The position of upright ride and slightly backward set pegs are also spot-on. It can not motivate you to tuck, but it certainly leaves you back after a long time.
The Xtreme 200R is powered by a 199cc, single-cylinder, carbored engine, which produces 18.1bhp and 17.1Nm of torque. Now, these figures can not keep it cc at the top of the fastest 200cc ‘list, but it is definitely the most refined motor in its class. Throttle response is crisp and the bike looks sad and attractive with the go word. Loud Seven Howell further enhances the sparty intentions of Xtreme.
It provides a strong lower for mid-range pulling up to 9000rpm quickly in the fifth gear, kills close to 120kmph on the clocks. Gear shift through a five-speed transmission is all slick and neutral is not available. Hero Xtreme 200R is equipped with a 276mm front disc and 220mm rear disc with single-channel ABS as a standard. This setup provides excellent cutting and feedback and does not show any signs of fading even after testing to the extent.
Then one of the most important possibilities of a small capacity streetfighter; Its easy to ride in the city And the instability is the key strength of Xtreme 200R. Bike is composed and revolves easily, which is filtering through traffic and quickly becomes quite simple.
The Hero Xtreme 200R is not fully equipped with lots of technology, but it is enough to complete the job. It has a white backlit analogue tachometer and a digital unit that displays speed, odometer, two trip meters, fuel-gauge, one clock and service reminder.
Traditionally, there are two LED DRL posts on the burnt headlamp. In addition, Xtreme 200R also has a single-channel ABS system, which is the biggest selling point of the bike.
In our fuel efficiency test, the bike has returned an average of 37.5 kilometers per liter. Align with the capacity of a 12.5-liter tank and you are good for the journey of 470 km without having stopped for fuel.
The manufacturer places Xtreme 200R as an affordable performance bike; However, this is unlikely to attract the attention of an upbeat advance. Instead, the Xtreme 200R is for customers who want to upgrade from 125cc or 160cc motorcycles to something more powerful. In addition to power, Hero is offering a bike with ABS and there is a price band between 160cc motorcycle domains. Retailing at Rs 89,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi), Xtreme 200R Honda CB Hornet is cheaper than a few hundred rupees, and its direct competitor is less than 5,600 less than the base version, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Who does not get ABS.