Hero MotoCorp has officially announced the upcoming launch of BS6 compliant versions of the Xtreme 200S and the XPulse 200T in the next few weeks.
As can be seen from the images, the new models are only set to receive mechanical changes to meet the updated emission norms. It may be recalled that these two bikes had been struck off the company website earlier in April 2020, along with the Xtreme 200R.
However, there is still no update about the Hero Xtreme 200R yet. While the Xtreme 200S is a fully-faired version of the Xtreme 200R, the Xpulse 200T is a touring motorcycle that shares a lot of elements with the Xpulse 200. Both these new motorcycles stand on 17-inch alloy wheels at both ends.
Hero MotoCorp ‘X’ family includes Xpulse and Xtreme range. In the BS4 era, under the Hero X family, these were Xpulse 200, 200T and Xtreme 200R and 200S. However, only the all-new Xtreme 160R and the Xpulse 200 have been launched yet.
The 2020 Hero Xtreme 200S and Xpulse 200T will be powered by the same BS6-compliant 199.6cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that also powers the Xtreme 200R. In the BS4 form, this engine produced 18.4bhp at 8,000rpm against 17.1Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. However, the power and torque will be reduced marginally in the BS6 form. In its updated form, this powertrain will produce 17.8bhp and 16.45Nm that is 0.3bhp and 0.65Nm less than the BS4 version. Unlike the BS4 engine which was a water-cooled unit, the BS6-compliant version has an oil-cooling system.
Power will be transmitted to the rear wheel via a 5-speed manual gearbox. As for the Xpulse 200T, the motorcycle will come with the updated exhaust system, which will have an additional catalytic convertor. The exhaust tube and bash plate have been revised to accommodate the new component. The oil cooler allows maintaining temperatures at optimum levels during longer rides though the weight of the bikes has been increased by 3 kgs. Hero Xtreme 200S and Xpulse 200T will go on sale at marginally price hike as compared to their BS4 counterparts; by around Rs.5,000- 10,000.
As far as features are concerned, both models will have single-channel ABS as a standard feature. The XPulse 200T tourer comes fitted with a digital speedometer with Bluetooth connectivity and a turn-by-turn navigation system and LED headlamp and taillamp. The same is expected on the Xtreme 200S. Recently, the Hero Xtreme 160R was launched in India recently at a starting price of Rs.99,950 for the front disc/ rear drum brake variant while the front/ rear disc brake variant is priced at Rs.1,03,500. Both prices are ex-showroom prices.