Soon after the launch of the Hero Xtreme 200R, its deliveries have commenced in select north-eastern states of India. Hero MotoCorp hasn’t revealed the timeline of the 200R’s availability in other markets as yet.
The images you see here are from Guwahati, where the first lot of Xtreme 200Rs has already been delivered. The first buyer was also presented with a Xtreme-branded helmet, jacket and backpack. The Hero Xtreme 200R retails for Rs 88,000 (ex-showroom), which makes it the most affordable 200cc motorcycle on sale in India
Displacement wise, the Xtreme 200R competes with the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 priced at Rs 1.03 lakh and Rs 1.04 lakh respectively (for base variants). However, with respect to its pricing, the new Hero 200cc motorcycle rivals the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160, which retails at Rs 85,786, and the base TVS RTR 160 4V, which is priced at Rs 84,248 (all prices, ex-showroom Arunachal Pradesh). It's worth noting that neither the Bajaj nor the TVS offer ABS yet, while the Hero comes equipped with a single-channel ABS as standard.
You can read more about the Hero Xtreme 200R in our first ride report.