Hero MotoCorp has finally launched the BS6 iteration of Xtreme 200S motorcycle. For people not in know, it is the most affordable fully-faired bike in India, priced at Rs 1,15,715 (ex-showroom). At this price point, it is Rs 14,815 costlier than its BS4 version, which was priced at Rs 1,00,900 (ex-showroom).
The upgraded Hero Xtreme 200S continues to be powered by the same 199.6cc single-cylinder OHC 2-valve engine with advanced XSens technology, which now follows the BS6 emission norms and gets a new oil-cooler to keep the engine temperature in check. However, to make it more environmental-friendly, the engine's performance figures have been humbled by 0.4PS and 0.65Nm, meaning the SI engine now produces 18.08PS and 16.45Nm. Transmission duties remain with the 5-speed gearbox.
Happily, everything regarding the BS6 Xtreme 200S is not on the downside, as the bike gets a new Pearl Fadeless White colour scheme apart from the older red & black colour options. The brand is also giving one-year free Roadside Assistance (RSA) with the motorcycle, which will provide 24×7 assistance to the customers all over India with advantages like on-call support, on spot repairs, tow to the nearest Hero workshop, fuel delivery in case one runs out of fuel, flat tyre support, battery jump-start, accidental assistance (on demand) and key retrieval support, etc.
The underpinnings of the bike are unchanged. It continues to use a diamond-type frame, supported by telescopic front forks and a rear monoshock. Braking duties are commanded by a 276mm disc up front with single-channel ABS unit as standard and a 220mm disc at the rear. It stands on 17-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in 100/80-section tyres at the front and 130/70-section tyres at the rear.
As far as the features are concerned, the Hero Xtreme 200S gets an LED headlight, LED taillamp, Bluetooth enabled full-digital instrument console with turn-by-turn navigation & call alert, gear position indicator, time, etc.
In entry-level fully-faired bike segment, the new Hero Xtreme 200S BS6 takes on the Suzuki Gixxer SF (Rs 1.23 lakh-1.24 lakh).