Hero Xtreme 200S
Hero Xtreme 200Sgaadiwaadi

With rumours of Hero MotoCorp launching its new Xtreme 200S shortly in India getting stronger by the day, an image of the production-spec version of the model has started doing the rounds.

Xtreme 200S, the premium motorcycle of Hero could be launched early 2018. The model, which appeared as a concept at the Auto Expo 2016 has not been seen since then. That was before these rumours on its launch hit the web.

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Now the folks at GaadiWaadi have managed to get hold of a picture of the Xtreme 200S and it reveals the production version of the model. From the image, the production-version of the Hero Xtreme 200S stays true to its concept version except for changes like replacing the carbon fibre in the bodywork with plastic. The dual-tone seat of the Xtreme 200S also seems to have made way to montone black colour seat.

Hero Xtreme 200S is expected to be powered by an air-cooled, single cylinder, four-stroke 200cc engine that can churn out maximum power of 18.5bhp at 8,500rpm and peak torque of 17.2Nm at 6,000rpm. The mill is expected to come mated to a five-speed gearbox and is likely to deliver a fuel efficiency of 45kmpl.

Hero Xtreme 200S
Hero Xtreme 200SIBTimes India/ Ken Sunny

Built around a single down-tube frame, the Xtreme 200S will feature split-grab handles, a chunky silencer, an LED taillamp and an analog-digital meter console. It is likely to get disc brakes at both ends and also multi-spoke alloy wheels. Hero may also offer ABS as an option in the new 200cc motorcycle.

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To be pitted against Bajaj Pulsar NS200, KTM 200 Duke and TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, the Xtreme 200S is likely to employ telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. The motorcycle is expected to be priced at around Rs 1 lakh.

The launch of the Hero Xtreme 200S is expected by March 2018 with the debut of the production version likely to be at the Auto Expo 2018.