Hero MotoCorp has finally launched its much awaited 200cc roadster, the new Xtreme 200 R and with the official technical specifications out there, we can compare it with the existing crop of 200cc motorcycles in the Indian market. It’s rivals – the TVS Apache RTR200 4V, the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS and the Austrian pocket rocket, the KTM 200 Duke. While the KTM 200 Duke is a much premium motorcycle, it has set a benchmark in the entry-level performance segment of the Indian market and thus we’ve added it to the list.
Before we start with the technical specification comparison, let us give you a quick information about the new Xtreme 200 R. The motorcycle features a semi digital instrument console, LED taillamp, factory installed tank pad, 276mm front disc brake, 220 mm rear disc and optional ABS. The 200cc air-cooled engine features a balancer shaft to reduce vibrations and develops 18.4 PS of power at 8,000 rpm and 17.1 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. The 0 – 60 kph acceleration is claimed to be achieved in 4.6 seconds while the top speed is rated at a humble 114 kph.
Here’s how the motorcycle fares against its rivals:
|Specifications||Hero Xtreme 200R||TVS Apache RTR200 4V||Bajaj Pulsar 200NS||KTM 200 Duke|
|Engine And Performance|
|Engine Type||Single-cylinder, 4 stroke, Air Cooled carburetted engine||Single-cylinder, 4 stroke, Oil Cooled carburetted engine||Single-cylinder, 4 stroke, Liquid Cooled, Triple Spark, carburetted engine||Single-cylinder, 4 stroke, Liquid Cooled, Fuel Injected engine|
|Displacement||199.6 cc||197.75 cc||199.5 cc||199.5 cc|
|Maximum Power||18.4 PS @ 8000 rpm||20.5 PS @ 8500 rpm||23.5 PS @ 9500 rpm||25 PS @ 10000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||17.1 Nm @ 6500 rpm||18.1 Nm @ 7000 rpm||18.3 Nm @ 8000 rpm||19 Nm@ 8000 rpm|
|Claimed Max Speed||114 kmph||128 kmph||135 kmph||136 kmph|
|Length||2062 mm||2050 mm||2017 mm||2002 mm|
|Width||778 mm||790 mm||804 mm||873 mm|
|Height||1072 mm||1105 mm||1075 mm||1274 mm|
|Wheelbase||1338 mm||1353 mm||1363 mm||1361 mm|
|Ground Clearance||167 mm||180 mm||169 mm||165 mm|
|Seat Height||790 mm||800 mm||805 mm||810 mm|
|Kerb Mass||146 kg||149kg|
154 (ABS) 152 (STD)
|Fuel Tank Capacity||12.4 litre||12 litre||12 litre||10.5 litre|
|Suspension, Brakes and Tyres|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Fork||Telescopic Fork||Telescopic Fork||Up-side Down Telescopic Fork|
|Front Brake||276 mm Disc (Optional ABS)||270 mm Petal type Disc||300 mm Disc (ABS)0 mm Disc (STD)||280 mm Disc|
|Rear Brake||220 mm Disc||240 mm Petal type Disc||230 mm Disc||230 mm Disc|
|Front Tyre||100/80-17 Tubeless||90/90-17 Tubeless||100/80-17 Tubeless||110/70×17 Tubeless|
|Rear Tyre||130/70-17 Tubeless||130/70-17 Tubeless||130/70-17 Tubeless||150/60×17 Tubeless|
|Ex-showroom Delhi||TBA||INR 93,685||INR 97,715||INR 1.49 Lakh|
The new Hero Xtreme 200R’s performance numbers are not segment leading and the claimed top speed stands at 114 kmph. In comparison, the TVS Apache RTR200 4V achieves a claimed top speed of 128 kmph, the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS clocks 135 kmph while the KTM 200 Duke does 136 kmph.
But the slightly compromised performance numbers would help the new Xtreme 200 R deliver relatively better fuel economy than its rivals. The World Motorcycle Test Cycle or WMTC fuel consumption figure stands at 39.9 kmpl. It’s also the second lightest motorcycle in the tech spec comparison, tipping the weighing scale about 7 kg higher than the KTM 200 Duke.
But apart from the performance numbers, the hardware specification is at par with its rivals. In fact, this one even gets a 8-way adjustable rear mono shock, optional ABS and tubeless tyres.
Pricing is the crucial factor for the new Xtreme 200 R and that would be announced at the 2018 Auto Expo. Stay tuned!