Spec comparo: Hero Xtreme 200S vs Bajaj Pulsar RS200 vs Yamaha YZF-R15 V3
Hero launched three motorcycles in the Indian market recently - Hero Xpulse 200, Hero Xpulse 200T and the Hero Xtreme 200S, and the prices for the same are - Rs 97,000, Rs 94,000 and Rs 98,500 respectively. As we know it, the Xpulse 200 is the off-road biased sibling, while the Xpulse 200T is a touring oriented motorcycle. The Hero Xtreme 200S, on the other hand, is a fully faired motorcycle based on the Hero Xtreme 200R naked motorcycle that was launched last year.
Now, the Hero Xtreme 200S rivals the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 as the motorcycles have a similar body type and displace the same capacity. That said, in our comparo, we have the YZF-R15 V3 as it has a full fairing body style and puts out about the same power as the Hero Xtreme 200S.
Styling and Design
All three motorcycles at hand have a similar body type. All the motorcycles get a full fairing with an under-belly panel to complete the looks of it. The Pulsar RS200 gets dual projector headlamps while the other two get all LED units. The design language of the YZF-R15 V3 has been derived from its elder sibling, the YZF-R1 while the other two have exclusive and distinctive styling of their own.
The Xtreme 200S gets an all-digital display and Bluetooth connectivity which displays turn-by-turn navigation on the instrument cluster. The navigation syncs with Google maps in the rider's smartphone. The Yamaha YZF-R15 gets an optional USB charger from the manufacturer as an external accessory.
The Pulsar RS200 is the most powerful in the comparo with a 200cc engine producing 24.5PS and 18.6Nm of torque. The Xtreme 200S gets a 200cc engine with a power output of 18.4PS and17.1Nm of torque mated to a five-speed gearbox. While the other two benefit from the sixth cog.
All the motorcycles in our comparo feature a conventional telescopic fork setup in the front, and a mono-shock absorber in the rear. On the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 gets a gas-filled shock absorber in the rear. All the three motorcycles get a twin disc setup and a single channel ABS (anti-lock braking system).
Also see: Hero Xtreme 200S First Ride Video
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