This has been a long time coming. The first we heard of the Hero Xtreme 200R was when it was showcased in concept form at the 2016 Auto Expo, and then Hero invited us down for a reveal of the motorcycle in January 2018 and shared all relevant specs, except for the price. A few months later, we got to ride the bike for the first time at the Buddh International Circuit, and, once again, all that remained to be discovered was the price.
As it turns out, Hero hasn’t sent out a formal mailer just yet, but an update on the company’s website now lists a price option for the Xtreme 200R at the bottom of the page. At the moment, only eight North-eastern states in India are listed and each shows a price of Rs 88,000 (ex-showroom).
This is very competitive pricing and it comes well below the likes of the TVS RTR 200 4V (Rs 1.03 lakh to Rs 1.17 lakh) or the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 (Rs 1.04 lakh to Rs 1.16 lakh). This makes sense, as Hero is clear that it is not aiming to compete directly with the 200cc segment but is instead focusing on the premium 160cc and 180cc machines. For reference, the Bajaj Pulsar
NS 160 costs Rs 85,786, while the new RTR 160 4V variants are priced between Rs 84,248 to Rs 94,248. (All prices ex-showroom, Arunachal Pradesh)
At the moment, we are not sure when Hero plans to start deliveries or whether the Xtreme 200R will be available in other parts of the country simultaneously. We will bring you an update once we
receive that information.
Until then, for a quick recap, the new Xtreme 200R runs an air-cooled, 2-valve single-cylinder engine that makes 18.4hp and 17.1Nm. For a detailed breakdown of how it stacks up against some potential rivals, click here to read our specification comparison