Hero Xtreme 200S vs Bajaj Pulsar 220 F vs Suzuki Gixxer SF

Hero has just surprised all of us by launching its second ever fully faired motorcycle, the Xtreme 200S. The Hero Xtreme 200S is designed with college kids in mind and targets other half-faired bikes in the 150cc space. This new Xtreme has got a 18.4PS/17.1Nm 200cc, air-cooled engine. The gearbox is a 5-speed unit. In terms of equipment, it has an all-digital instrument cluster, monoshock rear suspension, all-LED headlight, dual discs and single channel ABS. The Rs 98,500, ex-showroom price tag is a mouth watering prospect too.

If you speak of mouth watering, then the age-old Bajaj Pulsar 220F isn’t far away. It has got the most powerful engine in this triplet. The 20.93PS/18.55Nm, oil cooled, 220cc motor is a gem and is known for instant performance. It is aligned to a gearbox that is a 5-speed unit and is known to be slick as well. The Bajaj boasts a projector headlight, semi-digital instrument cluster, dual discs and a relaxed riding posture. Cruising the whole day long at 100kmph isn’t an issue with this motor and finding spares too isn’t a problem. The recent ABS addition has made it a bit pricier but nonetheless, still is value for money.

If value for money is priority, then the Suzuki Gixxer SF isn’t going to win the competition. It is a 150cc bike and is priced between the Xtreme 200S and the Bajaj Pulsar 220F. The motorcycle is fully faired though and has an all-digital instrument cluster, disc brakes at both ends, option of a carb or fuel injection, single channel ABS and a refined engine.

In terms of sales, the 220F still commands a chunk. All this without major updates to the bike. It is too early to talk about the Xtreme 200S but we have a hunch that it might become the best seller soon. The Gixxer SF for that matter brings in stable numbers for the maker. Take a look at the spec sheet below to compare the three.

Hero Xtreme 200S vs Bajaj Pulsar 220 F vs Suzuki Gixxer SF

Xtreme 200S
Pulsar 220 F
Gixxer SF
Engine Specification
Type  Single cylinder, air cooled Single cylinder, oil cooled Single cylinder, oil cooled
Engine capacity 199.6cc 220cc 154.9cc
Valvetrain 2 valves 2 valves 2 valves
Max Power [email protected],000rpm [email protected],500rpm [email protected],000rpm
Max torque [email protected],500rpm [email protected],000rpm [email protected],000rpm
Power/Weight 123.48PS/tonne 135.03PS/tonne 105.71PS/tonne
LxWxH (mm) 2,062X778X1,160 2,035X750X1,165 2,050X785X1,085
Wheelbase (mm) 1,337 1,350 1,330
Fuel tank capacity 12.5 litres 15 litres 12 litres
Kerb weight (kg) 149 155 140
Front Telescopic with anti friction bush Telescopic with anti friction bush Telescopic
Rear 7 step Rider-adjustable Monoshock 5 way adjustable, Nitrox shock absorber 7 step adjustable Monoshock
Front 276mm disc 260mm disc 266mm disc
Rear 220mm disc 230mm disc 230mm disc
Front 110/80-17 90/90-17 100/80-17
Rear 130/70-17 120/80-17 140/60-R17
Price (ex-Mumbai) 98,500 1.06 lakh 99,340

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