The motorcycle would offer ABS as a standard feature, an erstwhile unseen tradition in its segment!
Currently the world’s largest two wheeler manufacturer, Hero motorcorp is now gearing up for a comeback into the premium motorcycle segment, with the launch of its much anticipated offering, the Xtreme 200R.
The model marks the beginning of a new era for the bikemaker in its niche, as more of premium motorcycles from Hero are expected to arrive later this year. The Xtreme 200R would begin its sales in a phased manner and would be available at the Hero outlets for as low as Rs. 89,900!
Built on a stiff yet lightweight frame that offers precise handling in tight corners and utmost stability at high speeds, the Xtreme 200R comes with an all new performance-oriented BS-IV compliant 200cc engine, capable of churning out as much as 18.4 PS @ 8000 rpm and maximum torque of 17.1 NM @ 6500 rpm. The motorcycle can do the 0-60 kmph sprint in a mere 4.6 seconds time and has a top speed of 114 km/h.This mill also has in it, additional balancers that ensure smooth power delivery by cutting first order vibrations.
The Ergonomic-riding triangle of the new Xtreme 200R has been tuned for a more perfect balance of agility and comfort than the previous Heros.
However, what makes the Xtreme 200R stand out from its competition is the increased attention paid on the safety front by the automaker, who has offered on the bike, an Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) as a standard fitment, which again is a segment first in India!
Announcing this at a conference of the company’s dealers from the domestic market in India at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida today, Pawan Munjal, Chairman, MD & CEO, Hero MotoCorp, said “For us, the Xtreme 200R is not just any other product launch – it will catapult us to where we have been earlier- the premium segment. It is, therefore, our re-entry into a segment where we had a sizeable presence and market share not too long ago. Designed specifically for the youth, the Xtreme 200R is an expression of our serious intent in a high growth segment. With the upcoming festive season in India, the Xtreme 200R will help us consolidate our market leadership. We will also soon commence sales of the Xtreme 200R in our global markets as well.”
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