was launched in the sports commuter segment from Hero MotoCorp last year. It was the first motorcycle to get back on the track for Hero which will be soon followed by Xpulse 200
. A video has been doing rounds on the social media like all times, this time a spied video of the upcoming model whichever that is.
At the same time the title of this spied prototype was not revealed, as it did not have any badging on it. But it was a fully faired motorcycle and probably leaked from the company facility. Since no information has been revealed yet about this model, with the looks of it, we feel it may be christened as HX200R or updated Hero Karizma, especially considering the fact that Karizma badly needs an update soon.
From the video, several parts of this new motorcycle appear quite similar to the Xtreme 200R. The overall design however resembles the yesteryear concept HX250R. The features as seen on the video include single headlamps and angular side fairing, while it may also feature split seats and a comfortable riding position.
The fully faired kit gets a ‘Hero’ badge on side panels, ABS badge on front fender while the alloy remains same as of Xtreme 200R. The exhaust muffler too has a design of Xtreme 200R. It has a flat handle bar, a fully digital instrument cluster which is similar to the prototype of Xpulse 2200 that was displayed on 2018 Auto-Expo. We can also hope that the new vehicle will be installed with smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth and navigation instructions in the console. If this model shares the platform of Hero 200cc segments, the new prototype may also be equipped with a 199.6cc single cylinder engine as of Xtreme 200R. But the engine tuning could be different and the bike may also get an FI one complying with BS-VI versions.
The new bike will also share a single channel ABS as standard and mechanical parts from Xtreme 200R including telescopic forks in front and monoshocks in the rear and will be retuned for better performance. We can expect the new vehicle by the second half of 2019 or by early 2020. The company is now focused on launching the Xpulse 200 and the new Maestro Edge on upcoming months.