The newly launched Hero Xtreme 200S is the latest offering for those who like their bikes fully-faired. Launched at an attractive price tag of INR 98,500, this motorcycle will compete against the likes of the Bajaj Pulsar 200 RS and the Suzuki Gixxer SF. In terms of price, the Hero happens to be the most affordable motorcycle among these but does it mean it lacks in terms of what it offers and the way it rides, compared to these three? Let us find out with an on-paper comparison.
In terms of dimensions, all three bikes are of a similar size but the Hero happens to be longer in every dimension by a small margin. The fuel tank at 12.5 litres is right between the other two motorcycles.
|Length (mm)||Width (mm)||Height (mm)||Seat Height (mm)||Ground Clearance (mm)||Fuel Tank|
|Hero Xtreme 200 S||2,062||778||1,106||795||165||12.5-litre|
|Bajaj Pulsar RS 200||1,999||765||1,114||810||157||13-litre|
|Suzuki Gixxer SF||2,050||785||1,085||780||160||12-litre|
Chassis & Suspension
All three motorcycles in this segment come with a single channel ABS module, governing the front brake of the motorcycles. The Bajaj comes with the largest brakes in this segment. In the suspension department, all three motorcycles offer a similar setup, with telescopic forks in the front and a monoshock at the rear. The Pulsar also employs an advanced perimeter frame, compared to the basic chassis structure of the other two bikes.
|Chassis Type||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension||Front Brake||Rear Brake||ABS|
|Hero Xtreme 200 S||Diamond Type||Telescopic fork||Monoshock||276 mm disc||220 mm disc||Single channel|
|Bajaj Pulsar RS 200||Perimeter Frame||Telescopic fork||Monoshock||300 mm disc||230 mm disc||Single channel|
|Suzuki Gixxer SF||Single Downtube||Telescopic fork||Monoshock||266 mm disc||240 mm disc||Single channel|
All three motorcycles vary in the engine department. While the Pulsar NS comes with fuel injection as standard, the Gixxer SF offers it as an option and the Xtreme offers a carburettor fed engine only. Along with fuel injection, the Pulsar employs liquid cooling and is also the most powerful bike amongst these three. The Pulsar also gets a 6-speed transmission while the other two make do with only 5 gears.
|Capacity||Peak power||Peak torque||Gearbox||Cooling|
|Hero Xtreme 200 S||199.6 cc||18.4 PS||17.1 Nm||5-speed||Air-cooled|
|Bajaj Pulsar RS 200||199.5 cc||24.5 PS||18.6 Nm||6-speed||Liquid-cooled|
|Suzuki Gixxer SF||154.9 cc||14.8 PS||14 Nm||5-speed||Air-cooled|
The Bajaj Pulsar may seem to be the winner here but also happens to be the most expensive motorcycle in this list. The Suzuki (due for an update), despite being equipped with a smaller engine is priced more than the Hero. The Hero Xtreme 200 S also comes with full-LED illumination, Bluetooth connectivity and turn by turn navigation, a feature not seen in bikes many segments above as well, while also being the most affordable motorcycle. Ex-showroom, Delhi prices of these three are mentioned below
- Hero Xtreme 200S – INR 98,500
- Bajaj Pulsar RS200 – INR 1,39,635
- Suzuki Gixxer SF – INR 1,01,906