Hero Xtreme 200 R Vs TVS Apache RTR200 4V Vs Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS Vs KTM 200 Duke: Tech Spec Comparison

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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.

Hero Xtreme 200R Blue Version | Motoroids

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:

SpecificationsHero Xtreme 200RTVS Apache RTR200 4VBajaj Pulsar 200NSKTM 200 Duke
Engine And Performance
Engine TypeSingle-cylinder, 4 stroke, Air Cooled carburetted engineSingle-cylinder, 4 stroke, Oil Cooled carburetted engineSingle-cylinder, 4 stroke, Liquid Cooled, Triple Spark, carburetted engineSingle-cylinder, 4 stroke, Liquid Cooled, Fuel Injected engine
Displacement199.6 cc197.75 cc199.5 cc199.5 cc
Maximum Power18.4 PS @ 8000 rpm20.5 PS @ 8500 rpm23.5 PS @ 9500 rpm25 PS @ 10000 rpm
Maximum Torque17.1 Nm @ 6500 rpm18.1 Nm @ 7000 rpm18.3 Nm @ 8000 rpm19 Nm@ 8000 rpm
Transmission5-Speed5-Speed6-Speed6-Speed
Claimed Max Speed114 kmph128 kmph135 kmph136 kmph
Dimensions
Length2062 mm2050 mm2017 mm2002 mm
Width778 mm790 mm804 mm873 mm
Height1072 mm1105 mm1075 mm1274 mm
Wheelbase1338 mm1353 mm1363 mm1361 mm
Ground Clearance167 mm180 mm169 mm165 mm
Seat Height790 mm800 mm805 mm810 mm
Kerb Mass146 kg149kg
154 (ABS)

152 (STD)
139 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity12.4 litre12 litre12 litre10.5 litre
Suspension, Brakes and Tyres
Front SuspensionTelescopic ForkTelescopic ForkTelescopic ForkUp-side Down Telescopic Fork
Rear SuspensionMonoshockMonoshockMonoshockMonoshock
Front Brake276 mm Disc (Optional ABS)270 mm Petal type Disc300 mm Disc (ABS)0 mm Disc (STD)280 mm Disc
Rear Brake220 mm Disc240 mm Petal type Disc230 mm Disc230 mm Disc
Front Tyre100/80-17 Tubeless90/90-17 Tubeless100/80-17 Tubeless110/70×17 Tubeless
Rear Tyre130/70-17 Tubeless130/70-17 Tubeless130/70-17 Tubeless150/60×17 Tubeless
Price
Ex-showroom DelhiTBAINR 93,685INR 97,715INR 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.

2017 KTM 200 Duke - Front View - Motoroids

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.

TVS Apache RTR200 4V - Side View - Motoroids

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.

New 2017 Pulsar 200NS - Motoroids

Pricing is the crucial factor for the new Xtreme 200 R and that would be announced at the 2018 Auto Expo. Stay tuned!