World's largest two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp is all set to introduce the Xtreme 200R in the Indian market. Now, ETAuto reports that a dealer has revealed that the company will launch two more premium motorcycles apart from the Xtreme 200R and the XPulse 200.
Both the new premium motorcycles will be based on the Xpulse 200 or the Xtreme 200R platform. This also means that the two new bikes will be powered by the same 200cc engine developed for the Xtreme 200R and the XPulse 200. The 200cc engine churns out 18bhp and 17Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Hero MotoCorp has already revealed the Xtreme 200R and the XPulse 200 and both the bikes are equipped with single-channel ABS. So, the new bikes will also get the safety net of ABS as the new rule states that all the two-wheelers above 125cc should be equipped with ABS.
One of the new bikes is expected to be the variant of the Xtreme 200R. And the other one is expected to be a fully faired motorcycle to rival the Bajaj Pulsar RS200. Other details such as technical specifications and launch timeline have not been revealed. But we expect the new bikes to be launched in 2019.
Hero MotoCorp has been keen to enter the premium motorcycle segment as its rivals the running away with several new products. The Xtreme 200R will be a crucial product for the Indian two-wheeler maker as it is will target to capture the premium bike segment in the country.
Hero MotoCorp already dominates the commuter motorcycle segment with its popular products such as Splendor, Passion and Dawn. All these bikes fall under 100-110cc segment. Now, Hero wants to make a name for itself in the premium motorcycle segment with the introduction of Xtreme 200R.
Thoughts On Hero MotoCorp Introducing Two New Bikes
Hero MotoCorp is all set to launch the Xtreme 200R in India as it makes an entry into the premium bike segment. Now, the reports state that the company will also launch two more bikes in the same segment. Hero is known for its affordable bikes in the country and if the Indian automaker gets everything right, it could also dominate the premium motorcycle segment.