Hero has showcased the Hero Xtreme 200 S at the ongoing 2016 Auto Expo. It is evident that the Indian automaker is keen to challenge the growing competition in the 200cc segment.

2016 Hero Xtreme 200S
The Xtreme 200 S gets edgy styling

With the 200cc market currently gaining pace with the launch of new products by several manufacturers, Hero Motocorp is trying hard not to fall back by developing the all new Xtreme 200 S. Its finally nice to see Hero developing realistic bikes rather than distant concepts that are likely to be never launched.

The Hero Xtreme 200 S has a 200cc, single cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke engine producing 18.5 BHP at 8500 RPM and 17.2 Nm at 6000 RPM. The brand has once again gone with the conventional 5-speed gearbox. While many of the design cues still suggest Xtreme Sports, the front cowls by the tank and the headlamp bring in a fresh new sporty look.

Along with the above features, the Xtreme 200 S also gets a set of DRLs, monoshock suspension and optional ABS which is a first for any Hero motorcycle if launched soon enough. But here is the catch, Hero Motocorp has stated it has no intentions to launch this motorcycle any time before 2017. Pricing also remains undisclosed but it can be expected to be close to Rs. 1 lakh.

Honda Xtreme 200 S

– Powered by a 200cc, 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
– Belts out 18.5 HP and 17.2 Nm
– Shares styling elements with the Xtreme Sports

Hero XTreme 200S
The 200cc motorcycle will be Hero’s first try in this segment
2016 Hero Xtreme 200S Instrument Cluster
The instrument cluster looks like a basic unit, engine kill switch missing
2016 Hero Xtreme 200S Front Wheel
Red alloy wheels look a bit too bright
2016 Hero Xtreme 200S Engine
The engine produces less lower when compared to immediate rivals
2016 Hero Xtreme 200S Seat
The seating position is expected to be comfortable
2016 Hero Xtreme 200S Side
The pricing will be key factor which will decide the fate of the bike
2016 Hero Xtreme 200S Rear
With a launch scheduled for 2017, it might be too little too late