Most of us dream of a fully faired motorcycle.
Most of the times, the cubic capacity may not count much while the price does. Hero has played exactly to this segment. The Hero Xtreme 200 S is a prime example. Launched a couple of days ago, the Xtreme 200 S is the faired version of the 200R. We’ve had a go at the bike at the BIC. While the power around the racetrack felt a bit inadequate, this motorcycle more or less will always be on the streets. For that role, the power should be okay.
Mileage as well as equipment on offer too is top notch. Build quality this time around seems acceptable. However, a long run will tell if Hero has learned from the ZMR lessons or not. For now, take a look at the
Xtreme 200 S image gallery.
The Hero Xtreme 200 S looks good. In this colour, it can easily be mistaken for the TVS Apache RR310
Be it whichever angle, the Xtreme 200 S looks proportionate
The rear of the Hero Xtreme 200 S is very much similar to the one on the naked R
There is a single channel ABS on offer
The Hero Xtreme 200 S has a rear disc too. Notice the new design of the tail pipe? The rear sprocket has got an extra tooth to aid initial acceleration
The Hero Xtreme 200 S has a full digital instrument cluster that shows service due, real time mileage, gear indicator and the usual tell tale lights. There is also turn-by-turn navigation through an app
The 18.4PS/17.1Nm, 200cc, air-cooled engine is shared with the other 200cc bikes in the Hero line-up. The engine is fed via a carburettor
The 37mm front forks have got a slight fine tuning to adjust to the added weight of the fairing
The Hero Xtreme 200 S is a flickable motorcycle and handling is pretty good as well. The MRF Revz S tyres are decently grippy too