The Xtreme 200R is powered by a 199cc, single-cylinder, carburetted engine that produces 18.1bhp and 17.1Nm of torque. Now, these figures might not put it on the top of the ‘fastest 200cc’ list, but it surely is the most refined motor in its class. The throttle response is crisp and the bike feels peppy and engaging from the word go. The loud intake howl further amplifies the Xtreme's sporty intent.
It offers a strong lower to mid-range pulling quickly to 9000rpm in the fifth gear, hitting close to 120kmph on the clocks. Gear shifts all through the five-speed transmission are slick and finding neutral isn’t a chore either. The Hero Xtreme 200R comes equipped with a 276mm front disc and a 220mm rear disc with a single-channel ABS as standard. This setup offers excellent bite and feedback and showed no signs of fading even after testing it to the limit.
Then there is one of the most important prospects of a small-capacity streetfighter; its ease of riding in the city. And flickability is the Xtreme 200R’s major strength. The bike is composed and moves around readily, making filtering through traffic and quick turns quite effortless.