A sporty take on a popular commuter.

Hero MotoCorp is expected to launch the BS6 version of the Xtreme 200S next month. Based on the successful Xtreme 200R naked street bike, the Xtreme 200S sports unmistakable sportbike styling while retaining its commuter friendly stance and ergonomics. The Xtreme 200S also serves as Hero MotoCorp's first fully-faired motorcycle in the market. With that, it is expected to replace the outgoing Xtreme 200R, which will likely be phased out when stocks have been depleted. 

The Hero Xtreme 200S comes equipped with the same engine found in the Xtreme 200R. Powered by a 199.6 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the little sportbike is rated for 18 horsepower and 12.5 ft-lbs of torque. With that, we can expect the bike to retain its spritely nature, making it a capable commuter in congested city streets, while being able to deliver enough fun factor when out on the twisties. 

BS6 Hero Xtreme 200S

As far as features go, the new Xtreme 200S comes equipped with a full LED lighting system, a digital instrument panel, and a swanky Bluetooth-enabled turn-by-turn navigation system. Although Hero MotoCorp has not yet released the bike's official pricing, we can expect it to sit at around the Rs 1.10 lakh mark. Overall, it is expected that, in BS6 trim, the Hero Xtreme 200S will run smoother and quieter than its BS4 predecessor, while retaining performance and efficiency. 

The Hero Xtreme 200S will sit right in the middle of the entry level sport bike market in India, competing against the likes of the Suzuki Gixxer SF, which is priced at Rs 1.23 lakh. It may even serve as a lower priced alternative for those looking at the likes of the KTM RC200, but find its Rs 2 lakh price a bit too high.