India’s largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp on Tuesday unveiled an all-new model - Xtreme 200R as part of its plans to strengthen presence in the premium segment. The new product, powered by a 200cc air-cooled engine, will hit markets across the country in April.
Starting this year, the company intends to focus on the 150 cc and above premium segment and would continue to introduce more products in the category. While the prices are yet to be announced, Hero MotoCorp will soon commence customer bookings of the Xtreme 200R.
Powered by a BS IV compliant 200 cc engine, the Xtreme 200R produces a maximum power of 18.4 PS. The bike can accelerate from 0-60 km/hr in 4.6 seconds and attain a top speed of 114 km/hr, according to company claims. The air-cooled, single-cylinder engine produces a maximum power output of 18.4 hp @ 8000 rpm and peak torque of 17.1 Nm @ 6500 rpm.
In terms of safety features, the new Xtreme 200R comes with a 276 mm front disc at the front and a 220 mm disc at the rear. Also, for the first time, Hero MotoCorp is offering an optional ABS with the front wheel. The bike gets 37mm front forks and a 7-step adjustable mono-shock suspension at the rear, also a first for the bikemaker.
“The all new Xtreme 200R is reflective of our product development capabilities and also demonstrates the strenuous R&D efforts that are underway at Hero Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT),” Hero MotoCorp Chief Technology Officer Markus Braunsperger said.
“We also have a strong pipeline of new products for the rest of the year,” Braunsperger said. “The all-new Xtreme 200R is a bold and focussed step towards reshaping our presence in the premium segment,” Hero MotoCorp Head of Global Product Planning Malo Le Masson mentioned.