Hero MotoCorp – Maxabout News https://news.maxabout.com Latest Car & Bike News in India Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:51:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.9 https://news.maxabout.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cropped-Maxabout-News-Favi-Icon-2017-32x32.png Hero MotoCorp – Maxabout News https://news.maxabout.com 32 32 Hero Splendor Becomes India’s First BS6-Compliant 2-Wheeler https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/hero/hero-splendor-bs6-compliant-2-wheeler/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/hero/hero-splendor-bs6-compliant-2-wheeler/#respond Tue, 11 Jun 2019 05:08:57 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=508262 Hero MotoCorp is the first Indian brand to receive the ICAT BS6-certification for its Splendor iSmart, taking over the Honda’s plan of launching the first BS6-compliant 2-wheeler in India that they teased a few days back. The motorcycle that we’re considering here has been completely designed in Jaipur at the Center of Innovation and Technology […]

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Hero MotoCorp is the first Indian brand to receive the ICAT BS6-certification for its Splendor iSmart, taking over the Honda’s plan of launching the first BS6-compliant 2-wheeler in India that they teased a few days back. The motorcycle that we’re considering here has been completely designed in Jaipur at the Center of Innovation and Technology (CIT).

Even the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) has congratulated Hero to be the first mass-market brand to get BS6-certification in the motorcycle segment. Hero Motocorp has taken the leap here as most brands are planning to have one prototype that they can claim to be BS6-compliant and then enter the production to keep the promise intact.

Hero Splendor iSmart
Hero Splendor iSmart

Honda 2-Wheelers and Hero MotoCorp are tight-lipped about the performance of their BS6-Compliant 2-wheeler. Hero Motocorp is here to claim some extraordinary figures in terms of performance and fuel consumption. The brand is currently claiming around 105 kph for their iSmart Splendor model.

It is very obvious that most products will lose their best-selling status and above all, Hero bikes will enter the league where products like TVS Sport and Honda Dream are ready to take on the list with their obvious options with similar output and die-hard fan-following.

India's First BS6-Compliant Motorcycle
Hero Splendor Becomes India’s First BS6-Compliant 2-Wheeler

Dinesh Tyagi, Director – ICAT said: “We congratulate Hero MotoCorp for becoming the country’s first two-wheeler manufacturer to get the BS-VI certification. The Type Approval Certificate was issued to the Company’s Splendor iSmart motorcycle that has been developed and manufactured indigenously by Hero MotoCorp. Last year ICAT issued the country’s first approval for BS-VI norms for Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) segment also. The BS-VI emission standards are much more elaborate in their scope and integrate substantial changes to existing emission standards ensuring cleaner products to the consumer.”

Hero Splendor+ 25 Years Special Edition
Hero Splendor+ 25 Years Special Edition Spotted at a Dealership

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Hero Splendor+ 25 Years Special Edition Spotted at a Dealership https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/hero/hero-splendor-25-year-special-edition/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/hero/hero-splendor-25-year-special-edition/#respond Fri, 24 May 2019 16:01:13 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=505300 Hero MotoCorp is all set to launch Splendor+ 25 Years Special Edition as they are celebrating 25 years of its iconic Splendor brand. The honorary model costs INR 55,856 (ex-showroom, Jamshedpur) and has started to arrive at the dealerships. In comparison, the standard model of the Splendor+ retails at INR 54,856, which means that the […]

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Hero MotoCorp is all set to launch Splendor+ 25 Years Special Edition as they are celebrating 25 years of its iconic Splendor brand. The honorary model costs INR 55,856 (ex-showroom, Jamshedpur) and has started to arrive at the dealerships. In comparison, the standard model of the Splendor+ retails at INR 54,856, which means that the brand is charging INR 1000 extra for the special edition model.

Talking about the changes, the Splendor+ 25 Years Special Edition comes with attractive graphics and 3D emblems across the body. Its front visor features a ‘Special Edition’ sticker along with new graphics on either side.

The fuel tank carries a 3D Hero logo, while the side panels feature ‘Splendor+’ branding with ‘25 Years Special Edition’ stickers. An i3S (Idle Start Stop System) sticker is there at the rear panel. A USB charger has also been installed on the handlebar, and it has a lid to cover the USB port to keep it safe in the rainy weather.

Mechanically, the Hero Splendor+ 25 Years Special Edition has the same engine specifications as the regular model. It is powered by a 97.2cc air-cooled, single cylinder OHC motor that would deliver 8.36 HP of maximum power at 8000 rpm and 8.05 Nm of peak torque at 5000 rpm. The engine would come mated to a four-speed gearbox.

The bike will come featured with a kick and self-start system. For Braking performance, it has got 130mm drum brakes on both wheels while its safety net includes Hero MotoCorp’s Integrated Braking System (IBS) as standard.

Alike the regular model, this special edition will also come equipped with alloy wheels, but with a black finish for distinctive styling. For suspension duties, it has telescopic hydraulic forks at front and swing arm with 5-step adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. Hero MotoCorp is expected to officially launch the Splendor+ 25 Years Special Edition in the coming days.

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Quick Comparison: Suzuki Gixxer SF 150 vs Hero Xtreme 200S https://news.maxabout.com/bike-comparisons/suzuki-gixxer-sf-150-vs-hero-xtreme-200s/ https://news.maxabout.com/bike-comparisons/suzuki-gixxer-sf-150-vs-hero-xtreme-200s/#respond Wed, 22 May 2019 14:51:02 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=505150 Suzuki Gixxer SF 150 vs Hero Xtreme 200S (Quick Comparison): Suzuki Gixxer SF 150 is priced at INR 1.10 lakh, making it more expensive than the full-faired Hero Xtreme 200S by a considerable margin. The former comes with an air-cooled 154.9cc engine while the latter can be had with a bigger 199.6cc motor and a […]

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Suzuki Gixxer SF 150 vs Hero Xtreme 200S (Quick Comparison): Suzuki Gixxer SF 150 is priced at INR 1.10 lakh, making it more expensive than the full-faired Hero Xtreme 200S by a considerable margin. The former comes with an air-cooled 154.9cc engine while the latter can be had with a bigger 199.6cc motor and a value-for-money price tag of INR 98,500. The power difference between both the bikes is huge enough to claim the Xtreme as the powerful one in no time.

Suzuki Gixxer SF 150
Suzuki Gixxer SF 150

The weight difference is also negligible when considering the fact that the 200S produces 4.3 HP of more power. Both the engines are available with a 5-speed gearbox and thus, highway riding will feel great at double-digit speeds than the triple-digit speed riding fun of the bigger bikes. Here is a quick comparison between the Suzuki Gixxer SF 150 and Hero Xtreme 200S.

Hero Xtreme 200S
Hero Xtreme 200S

Suzuki Gixxer SF 150 vs Hero Xtreme 200S

Engine & Performance

Suzuki Gixxer SF 150

  • Displacement – 154.9cc
  • Cooling Type – Air-Cooled
  • Max. Power – 14.1 HP @ 8000 rpm
  • Max. Torque – 14.0 Nm @ 6000 rpm
  • Gearbox – 5-Speed
  • Fuel System – Fuel Injection
  • Mileage – 45-50 kmpl (Approx.)
  • Top Speed – 120 kmph (Approx.)

Hero Xtreme 200S

  • Displacement – 199.6cc
  • Cooling Type – Air-Cooled
  • Max. Power – 18.4 HP @ 8000 rpm
  • Max. Torque – 17.1 NM @ 6500 rpm
  • Gearbox – 5-Speed
  • Fuel System – Carburetor
  • Mileage – 35-40 kmpl (Approx.)
  • Top Speed – 122 kmph (Approx.)

Brakes & Suspension

Suzuki Gixxer SF 150

  • Front Brake – Single Disc
  • Rear Brake – Single Disc
  • 1-Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension – Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension – Monoshock

*Suzuki has not revealed the exact disc size for both the brakes.

Hero Xtreme 200S

  • Front Brake – 276mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake – 220mm Single Disc
  • 1-Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension – Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension – Monoshock
Suzuki Gixxer SF 150 Instrument Console
Suzuki Gixxer SF 150 Instrument Console
Hero Xtreme 200S Instrument Console
Hero Xtreme 200S Instrument Console

Dimensions & Weight

Suzuki Gixxer SF 150

  • Overall Length – 2025 mm
  • Overall Width – 715 mm
  • Overall Height – 1035 mm
  • Seat Height – 795 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1340 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 165 mm
  • Kerb Weight – 146 kg
  • Fuel Tank – 12 litres

Hero Xtreme 200S

  • Overall Length – 2062mm
  • Overall Width – 778mm
  • Overall Height – 1106mm
  • Seat Height – 795mm
  • Wheelbase – 1337mm
  • Ground Clearance – 165mm
  • Kerb Weight – 149kg
  • Fuel Tank – 12.5 litres

Tyres & Wheel Size

Suzuki Gixxer SF 150

  • Front Tyre – 100/80-R17
  • Rear Tyre – 140/60-R17
  • Tubeless Tyres
  • Wheel Size – 17-inch

Hero Xtreme 200S

  • Front Tyre – 100/80-17
  • Rear Tyre – 130/70-R17
  • Tubeless Tyres
  • Wheel Size – 17-inch

Ex-Showroom Price

  • Suzuki Gixxer SF 150 – INR 1.10 Lakh
  • Hero Xtreme 200S – INR 98,500
Suzuki Gixxer SF 150 vs Gixxer SF 250
Quick Comparison: Suzuki Gixxer SF 150 vs Gixxer SF 250

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2 New Hero Scooters Launched in India Starting @ INR 47,300 https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/hero/2-new-hero-scooters-launched-india/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/hero/2-new-hero-scooters-launched-india/#respond Mon, 13 May 2019 07:58:54 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=504099 The two new Hero scooters that were much-awaited by the gearless riding fans are now officially available in India. Hero Pleasure Plus has been launched at INR 47,300 for the steel wheel variant and INR 49,300 for the alloy wheel variant. On the other hand, the powerful Maestro Edge 125 is available in three different […]

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The two new Hero scooters that were much-awaited by the gearless riding fans are now officially available in India. Hero Pleasure Plus has been launched at INR 47,300 for the steel wheel variant and INR 49,300 for the alloy wheel variant. On the other hand, the powerful Maestro Edge 125 is available in three different variants, starting from INR 58,500 and going all the way up to INR 62,700. Not just that, the fuel injected variant of the scooter is a first-of-its-kind option for the country as not even the premium Vespa scooters are available with fuel injection in India.

Hero Pleasure+
Hero Pleasure Plus

Hero Pleasure Plus comes without the option of a disc brake while the top two variants of the Maestro Edge 125 are available with a front disc brake. The 110.9cc, single cylinder engine on the new Pleasure Plus is good for 8.1 HP and 8.7 Nm. The values are impressive for a scooter that weighs just 101kg and comparatively, the last-gen Pleasure feels out of power for sure. The new model is just INR 2200 expensive than the old Pleasure and getting the better 110cc engine definitely brings an advantage. The design lines also have a different story to narrate for the new scooters.

Hero Maestro Edge 125
Hero Maestro Edge 125

The premium feel comes from the well-shaped headlights, proportional body design and also, the vibrant colour combinations seen on the new Hero scooters. Maestro Edge 125 comes with 9.2 HP and 10.2 Nm of output, making it the most happening product for this price point with alloy wheels as standard. The Pleasure Plus rivals Honda Activa 5G and TVS Jupiter in the country while the 125cc Maestro Edge will take on the new Suzuki Access 125 and the Honda Grazia 125. TVS Ntorq 125 is also one rival but, the preference is always given to commuter-friendly design by the Indian buyers.

New Hero Scooters Price List

  • Pleasure Plus 110 Steel Wheels: INR 47,300
  • Pleasure Plus 110 Alloy Wheels: INR 49,300
  • Maestro Edge 125 Carb Drum Brake: INR 58,500
  • Maestro Edge 125 Carb Disc Brake: INR 60,000
  • Maestro Edge 125 Fuel Injection Disc Brake: INR 62,700

Above Mentioned Price List is Ex-Showroom Delhi

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Hero MotoCorp to Launch 2 New Scooters on May 13 https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/hero/hero-motocorp-launch-new-scooters/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/hero/hero-motocorp-launch-new-scooters/#respond Fri, 10 May 2019 04:43:25 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=503830 Hero to Launch 2 New Scooters in India: Hero MotoCorp, the two-wheeler giant, is on a roll with the launch of its new 200cc motorcycles. In addition to them, the brand is all set to launch two new scooters in India on May 13, 2019. The two scooters are expected to be the much-awaited Hero […]

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Hero to Launch 2 New Scooters in India: Hero MotoCorp, the two-wheeler giant, is on a roll with the launch of its new 200cc motorcycles. In addition to them, the brand is all set to launch two new scooters in India on May 13, 2019. The two scooters are expected to be the much-awaited Hero Maestro Edge 125, and the Pleasure 110.

Hero unveiled two 125cc scooters at the 2018 Auto Expo, one of which has been already launched in India as Destini 125, and the 2nd one will be the Maestro Edge 125. The updated version of Hero Pleasure with a 110cc engine will also be launched at the same event.

Hero Maestro Edge 125
Hero Maestro Edge 125

Powering the Hero Maestro Edge 125 will be a 124.6cc, air-cooled, single cylinder engine inspired from the Destini 125, capable of churning out a maximum power of 8.7 HP at 6,750 rpm and a peak torque of 10.2 Nm at 5,000 rpm. The engine will be mated to the brand’s patented i3S technology that offers better fuel economy.

The suspension duties will be handled by telescopic forks at the front and a spring-fitted hydraulic damper at the rear end. The top end variant of the Maestro Edge 125 will feature front disc brake while the entry-level variant will get drum brakes at both ends. The scooter will feature Integrated Braking System (IBS) to ensure the rider’s safety.

Hero Pleasure 110
Hero Pleasure 110 (Spy Photo)

On the other hand, the updated Hero Pleasure is all set to get the 110cc engine from the Duet scooter. The 110.9cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine is capable of generating a maximum power figure of 8 HP and a peak torque of 8.7 Nm, while the exact rpm levels for the Pleasure 110 will be revealed at the time of the official launch.

The 125cc Hero Maestro Edge scooter is expected to get a price tag ranging between INR 55,000-INR 60,000 and will compete in the market with the likes of TVS NTorq 125, Suzuki Access 125, and the Honda Activa 125. As far as the price of Hero Pleasure 110 is concerned, it is expected to get an ex-showroom price tag of around INR 45,000. Once launched, the 110cc Pleasure will compete against the likes of Yamaha Fascino and the Honda Dio.

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BS6 Hero Motorcycle in the Making; India Launch Soon https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/hero/bs6-hero-motorcycle-india-launch/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/hero/bs6-hero-motorcycle-india-launch/#respond Thu, 09 May 2019 08:02:18 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=503700 BS6 Hero Motorcycle to Launch in India Soon: Hero MotoCorp is planning to launch their first, or even the industry’s first BS6-compliant motorcycle soon. The brand is working hard to keep the top space reserved for its products and never shy away from taking initiatives like implementing the highly awaited step by environmentalists as early […]

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BS6 Hero Motorcycle to Launch in India Soon: Hero MotoCorp is planning to launch their first, or even the industry’s first BS6-compliant motorcycle soon. The brand is working hard to keep the top space reserved for its products and never shy away from taking initiatives like implementing the highly awaited step by environmentalists as early as possible.

They recently launched three new products that are sharing the engine with the existing Xtreme 200R, leaving them with an option to consider upgrading the lineup before bringing any other product to the country. Hero expects a strong second half (October-March) for this financial year and upgrading their products during the period could help them keep up with both the pace and priority of the market at that moment.

200cc Hero X-Series Motorcycles
200cc Hero X-Series Motorcycles: Everything You Need to Know

The first quarter may stay weak for the products from almost all brands. The current Hero scooter lineup uses three different engines and taking all of them further may not be a feasible option. The 110cc and 125cc motor will be upgraded while the smaller 102cc will be left behind for sure. On the motorcycle side, they presently have a lot more listed on their website than the actual products that will fall under the BS6-compliant list.

The switch of the 200cc engine to the BS6 league will update four products at once while the chances of the 150cc Achiever and Xtreme Sports, and the 223cc Karizma making to the list are thinner than ever. The 125cc engine shared in the new Glamour and Super Splendor will also be updated, subtracting two older engines in their older variants that are listed on the official website till date.

Hero Xtreme 200S
BS6 Hero Motorcycle in the Works (Image of Xtreme 200S Used for Representational Purpose Only)

The update in 110cc and 98cc engine will further strengthen their numbers as HF Deluxe, Splendor and Passion series use these engines and leave behind the remaining models. Overall, the list of Hero motorcycles and scooters will be trimmed to around 15 examples instead of the 26 products listed under the BS4 emission norms.

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Meet Hero Thriller 200S: The Rebadged Version of Xtreme 200S https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/hero/hero-thriller-200s/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/hero/hero-thriller-200s/#respond Wed, 08 May 2019 08:56:16 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=503656 Hero Thriller 200S is the official name for Xtreme 200S in Columbia. The motorcycle is exported as a CBU from India, leaving the assembly line with just a different Thriller branded sticker in place of the Xtreme branding. The name Thriller already existed in the international market as the India-spec Hunk is sold in Columbia […]

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Hero Thriller 200S is the official name for Xtreme 200S in Columbia. The motorcycle is exported as a CBU from India, leaving the assembly line with just a different Thriller branded sticker in place of the Xtreme branding.

The name Thriller already existed in the international market as the India-spec Hunk is sold in Columbia as Thriller Pro while the Xtreme Sports can be bought with the name Thriller Sports. The popular Xtreme 200R is available with the name Thriller 200R in the country. Along with the Thriller 200S, Hero MotoCorp has also launched the XPulse 200 and the XPulse 200T in Columbia.

The brand is yet to list their three new products on the official website in Columbia. The xPulse series will retain the same name in all global markets. Apart from these, Hero Motocorp retails HF series with the name ECO and Glamour with the name Ignitor in the Columbian market. Maestro Edge is called Dash while Splendor is the only motorcycle to get the same name on the current lineup.

The three new products will take the total number of bikes to 12 for Columbia, while the Indian market has 26 Hero MotoCorp products. Hero Thriller 200S is powered by the same 199.6cc, single cylinder air-cooled carburetted engine, producing a maximum power of 18.4 HP at 8000 rpm and a maximum torque of 17.1 Nm at 6500 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

As the shades visible on most of the motorcycles on the official Columbian website are different in comparison to the Indian market counterparts, the Thriller 200S is also expected to get new vibrant shades in addition to the sports red colour.

The Red shade from Hero MotoCorp remains intact on most of the models. The lightweight fairing and new LED headlight on the Thriller 200S make it a great option over the regular 200R with halogen illumination. All modern Hero motorcycles are available with a diamond frame and all-digital instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity.

Hero Thriller 200S Photos

Photos Source: COMOTOS.CO

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620cc Hero Hastur Streetfighter India Launch Plans Shelved https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/hero/620cc-hero-hastur-india-launch/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/hero/620cc-hero-hastur-india-launch/#respond Tue, 07 May 2019 03:59:43 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=503477 A recent report from the brand confirms that the 620cc Hero Hastur will never see the daylight. The Indian brand is known for the most successful commuters of all time in the country and their venture into the 150cc-400cc space will definitely leave others sweating. However, the scrapping of HX250R and now, the Hastur concept […]

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A recent report from the brand confirms that the 620cc Hero Hastur will never see the daylight. The Indian brand is known for the most successful commuters of all time in the country and their venture into the 150cc-400cc space will definitely leave others sweating.

However, the scrapping of HX250R and now, the Hastur concept means that they don’t want to take any chance by bringing the 5-year old design lines into existence. The first step to prove their statement was the launch of Xtreme 200S and the xPulse 200 in India, further raising eyebrows with their 400cc upper limit to facilitate the celebrated XF3R concept.

However, the almost non-existent Achiever 150 and Xtreme Sports also mean that they could focus first on the volume-generating segment and then move swiftly into the premium bracket with their one-of-its-kind pricing. The 620cc Hero Hastur was designed in collaboration with EBR and believe it or not, Hero seems to scrap everything they had made during that era.

The current-gen Karizma is the last product standing from a failed partnership and sales figure posted by the same in the last few months of existence clears that it won’t last long. The cost-cutting measures taken by sharing components in the 200cc category may help them add more practicality to the upcoming bikes.

Hero Hastur had a radical streetfighter design with a split headlamp, dual front discs, underbelly exhaust and exposed frame with a yellow finish on the concept. It felt like the prototype was not working at all, with Hero MotoCorp still claiming 80 HP and 72 Nm of output from the twin-cylinder 620cc engine.

The 15-litre fuel tank, 240 kmph of top speed, and an astonishing 160 kg of wet weight will now remain spec sheet content for the rest of its life. Once finished with scrapping all the outdated concepts, Hero MotoCorp is next expected to work on their 300cc segment product alongside the basic commuters.

Hero MotoCorp 150cc-400cc Bikes
Hero MotoCorp Working on New 150cc-400cc Bikes for India

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200cc Hero X-Series Motorcycles: Everything You Need to Know https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/hero/200cc-hero-x-series-motorcycles/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/hero/200cc-hero-x-series-motorcycles/#respond Sat, 04 May 2019 16:14:25 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=503051 The 200cc Hero X-series motorcycles will define the brand’s character in 2019, offering four different body types through the use of their diamond frame. The brand was earlier tagged primarily for the commuter bikes but now, the four options are truly promising for every rider who wishes to jump from either 125cc or 150cc segment […]

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The 200cc Hero X-series motorcycles will define the brand’s character in 2019, offering four different body types through the use of their diamond frame. The brand was earlier tagged primarily for the commuter bikes but now, the four options are truly promising for every rider who wishes to jump from either 125cc or 150cc segment in India. Here is everything that you need to know about the 2019 Hero X-Series motorcycles (Xtreme 200R, Xtreme 200S, XPulse 200T, and XPulse 200).

200cc Hero X-Series Motorcycles

Everything You Need to Know

Hero Xtreme 200R
Hero Xtreme 200R
Hero Xtreme 200S
Hero Xtreme 200S
Hero XPulse 200T
Hero XPulse 200T
Hero XPulse 200
Hero XPulse 200

Design & Looks

Hero MotoCorp has worked hard to differentiate the design lines of all the bikes falling under the segment. The Xtreme 200R comes with a standard street-specific design while Xtreme 200S comes with enhanced fairing and unique headlight design to announce its presence. The XPulse series is available with a round headlight, with 200T getting a mild-touring stance. On the other hand, the raised exhaust and huge front tire on the XPulse 200 confirm that it’s made for a purpose. The exhaust design on the Xtreme 200R is different than all the other 3 bikes.

Engine & Gearbox

The four motorcycles are using 199.6cc air-cooled carburetted engine to produce 18.4 HP at 8000 rpm and 17.1 Nm at 6500 rpm. Apart from the four options, the special XPulse 200 Fi variant offers fuel injection and thus, claims a bigger price tag than usual. All the engines are available with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. Hero MotoCorp is sharing the same power and torque configuration among all their 200cc motorcycles to keep the costs in check.

Top Speed & Mileage

Hero Xtreme 200R claims a top speed of 112 kph while Xtreme 200S is said to reach 122 kph of top speed. The former lacks the top end push that comes into the latter with the aerodynamic fairing. The mileage for Xtreme 200R is 39.9 kmpl while the same can be expected from the 1 kg heavier faired motorcycle. On the other hand, XPulse can be expected to return around 34-36 kmpl of mileage due to lack of any air-channelling design approach. Also, the top speed can be anything over the 110 kph mark but, that won’t matter for most buyers.

Brakes & Suspension

200cc Hero X-series motorcycles are available with single channel ABS as standard. All the five variants are sharing the same 276mm front disc brake while the rear is available with 220mm disc brake on the first four variants. The Xpulse 200 Fi is available with 220mm petal disc brake at the rear end. The suspension components on the Xtreme 200R, 200S, and XPulse 200T are exactly similar (37mm front forks with anti-friction bush and 7-step rear monoshock) while the XPulse 200 is sold with 37mm forks with Double DU Bush and 10-step adjustable rear monoshock. The wheel travel on this model is 190mm for the front and 170mm for the rear.

Xtreme 200R Console
Xtreme 200R is the Only 200cc Hero X-Series Motorcycle to Feature an Analog-Digital Console
New Hero X-Series Console
The Xtreme 200S, XPulse 200, and the XPulse 200T are Equipped with an All-Digital Console with Bluetooth Connectivity

Lighting & Instrument Console

The front and rear LED lights are standard on Xtreme 200S, Xpulse 200T, and the Xpulse 200. On the other hand, the taillight on the Xtreme 200R is LED-powered while its headlight is halogen. The same case is applicable on the instrument console as Xtreme 200R uses a semi-digital unit in comparison to the modern all-digital console of the other three bikes with navigation support and smartphone connectivity.

Dimensions & Capacities

All the four models are different from each other, sharing the basic frame, brakes and even the suspension parts to some extent. The cost-cutting measures are fully active and believing the fact that the top model costs just INR 1.05 lakh is pretty hard. Here is the detailed comparison between all the models.

Length x Width x Height
  • Xtreme 200R: 2062mm x 778mm x 1072mm
  • Xtreme 200S: 2062mm x 778mm x 1106mm
  • XPulse 200T: 2120mm x 807mm x 1090mm
  • XPulse 200: 2223mm x 850mm x 1257mm
Wheelbase
  • Xtreme 200R: 1338mm
  • Xtreme 200S: 1337mm
  • XPulse 200T: 1392mm
  • XPulse 200: 1412mm
Seat Height & Ground Clearance
  • Xtreme 200R: 795mm, 165mm
  • Xtreme 200S: 795mm, 165mm
  • XPulse 200T: 799mm, 177mm
  • XPulse 200: 823mm, 220mm
Fuel Tank Capacity & Wet Weight
  • Xtreme 200R: 12.5L, 148kg
  • Xtreme 200S: 12.5L, 149kg
  • XPulse 200T: 13L, 150kg
  • XPulse 200: 13L, 153kg (Carb), 154kg (Fi)
Tyre Size (Front & Rear)
  • Xtreme 200R: 100/80-17 & 130/70-R17
  • Xtreme 200S: 100/80-17 & 130/70-R17
  • XPulse 200T: 100/80-17 & 130/70-R17
  • XPulse 200: 90/90-21 & 120/80-18
Hero Xtreme 200S
Hero Xtreme 200S
Hero Xtreme 200R
Hero Xtreme 200R
Hero XPulse 200T
Hero XPulse 200T
Hero XPulse 200
Hero XPulse 200

Colour Options

Hero Xtreme 200R is available in five different colours while Xtreme 200S limits the number of shades to just three. The touring-friendly XPulse 200T comes in four different shades while XPulse 200 comes with 5 colour options. Here is the detailed shade list for each bike.

Xtreme 200R
  • Heavy Grey with Orange
  • Black with Sports Red
  • Sports Red
  • Panther Black with Force Silver
  • Techno Blue
Xtreme 200S
  • Sports Red
  • Panther Black
  • Brown
XPulse 200T
  • Sports Red
  • Panther Black
  • Matte Shield Gold
  • Matte Grey
XPulse 200
  • Sports Red
  • Panther Black
  • White (Fi Only)
  • Matte Green (Fi Only)
  • Matte Grey (Fi Only)

Ex-Showroom Delhi Price List

The price range of 200cc Hero X-series motorcycles falls between INR 90,900-1,05,000. The top model is for those the purist who demand more from their bikes while the fans that can settle for a decent amount of equipment may not need to spend anything above INR 97,000.

  • Xtreme 200R: INR 90,900
  • Xtreme 200S: INR 98,500
  • XPulse 200T: INR 94,000
  • XPulse 200: INR 97,000
  • XPulse 200 Fi: INR 1,05,000

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Quick Comparison: Hero Xtreme 200S vs Suzuki Gixxer SF https://news.maxabout.com/bike-comparisons/hero-xtreme-200s-vs-suzuki-gixxer-sf/ https://news.maxabout.com/bike-comparisons/hero-xtreme-200s-vs-suzuki-gixxer-sf/#respond Fri, 03 May 2019 16:01:38 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=503043 Hero Xtreme 200S vs Suzuki Gixxer SF (Quick Comparison): Hero Xtreme 200S rivals the Suzuki Gixxer SF in terms of price, body design, and even the use of components like the single channel ABS, air-cooled engine and much more. Both the bikes differ by a few hundred rupees for the carburettor variant while Gixxer SF […]

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Hero Xtreme 200S vs Suzuki Gixxer SF (Quick Comparison): Hero Xtreme 200S rivals the Suzuki Gixxer SF in terms of price, body design, and even the use of components like the single channel ABS, air-cooled engine and much more. Both the bikes differ by a few hundred rupees for the carburettor variant while Gixxer SF also offers fuel injection for those who demand more refinement through the 154.9cc engine. The motorcycle is available with 14.8 HP of maximum power and 14 Nm of maximum torque while Xtreme 200S comes with 18.4 HP and 17.1 Nm.

Hero Xtreme 200S
Hero Xtreme 200S

The 200S weighs 9 kg more in comparison to the rival. The overall range may not differ with such a large margin as the fuel tank capacity differs by 0.5-litres. Both the bikes are using fairing for an impressive highway riding feel while air cooling makes them less efficient in comparison to other engines of this size. Xtreme 200S is available in three shades while Gixxer SF can be had in four colour options. Here is a quick comparison between the all-new Hero Xtreme 200S and the Suzuki Gixxer SF.

Suzuki Gixxer SF
Suzuki Gixxer SF

Hero Xtreme 200S vs Suzuki Gixxer SF

Technical Specifications

Hero Xtreme 200S

  • Engine Displacement: 199.6cc
  • Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, OHC
  • Max. Power: 18.4 HP @ 8000 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 17.1 NM @ 6500 rpm
  • Gearbox: 5-Speed
  • Cooling: Air Cooling
  • Fuel System: Carburetor

Suzuki Gixxer SF

  • Engine Displacement: 154.9cc
  • Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, SOHC
  • Max. Power: 14.8 HP @ 8000 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 14 NM @ 6000 rpm
  • Gearbox: 5-Speed
  • Cooling: Air Cooling
  • Fuel System: Carburetor / Fuel Injection

Dimensions & Weight

Hero Xtreme 200S vs Suzuki Gixxer SF

Hero Xtreme 200S

  • Overall Length: 2062mm
  • Overall Width: 778mm
  • Overall Height: 1106mm
  • Wheelbase: 1337mm
  • Seat Height: 795mm
  • Ground Clearance: 165mm
  • Kerb Weight: 149kg
  • Fuel Tank: 12.5 Litres

Suzuki Gixxer SF

  • Overall Length: 2050 mm
  • Overall Width: 785 mm
  • Overall Height: 1085 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1330 mm
  • Seat Height: 780mm
  • Ground Clearance: 160mm
  • Kerb/Wet Weight: 140 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 12 litres
Hero Xtreme 200S Instrument Console
Hero Xtreme 200S Instrument Console
Suzuki Gixxer SF Instrument Console
Suzuki Gixxer SF Instrument Console

Brakes, Suspension, Tyres

Hero Xtreme 200S vs Suzuki Gixxer SF

Hero Xtreme 200S

  • Front Brake: 276mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake: 220mm Single Disc
  • 1-Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension: Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Monoshock
  • Front Tyre: 100/80-17
  • Rear Tyre: 130/70-R17

Suzuki Gixxer SF

  • Front Brake: 266mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake: 240mm Single Disc
  • 1-Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension: Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Monoshock
  • Front Tyre: 100/80-17
  • Rear Tyre: 140/60-R17

Colour Options

Hero Xtreme 200S

  • Sports Red
  • Panther Black
  • Brown

Suzuki Gixxer SF

  • Metallic Triton Blue
  • Glass Sparkle Black
  • Candy Sonoma Red / Metallic Sonic Silver
  • SP Edition

Ex-Showroom Price

  • Hero Xtreme 200S: INR 98,500
  • Suzuki Gixxer SF Carb: INR 98,076
  • Suzuki Gixxer SF Fi: INR 1,01,906

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