Both the homegrown 200cc two-wheelers belong to the fully-faired or sports bike segment, which is usually engineered for racing purposes. Speaking of performance, the Xtreme 200S is Hero MotoCorp’s most powerful bike, while the RTR 200 4V is TVS’ second-most powerful bike after the Apache RR310.
As you may know, TVS bikes, especially the Apache series are usually track-focused. The TVS RR model is a fully-faired bike, while the TVS RTR model is a naked bike.
But, in this comparison, both bikes are quite different from each other, as far as the looks are concerned. However, they are similar in terms of features and specifications. So, let’s see how these two 200cc bikes stack up against each other.
Before jumping straight to the figures, let’s talk about the underpinnings of these two offerings. Like other Hero bikes, the flagship model produced by the Hero company, the Xtreme 200S 4V is structured on a diamond chassis.
On the flip side, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is structured using a double cradle split synchro stiff frame.
Moreover, the kerb weight of the Hero Xtreme 200S 4V and the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is rated at 155 kg and 152 kg, respectively.
Now, as far as the figures are concerned, the Xtreme 200S 4V is powered by a 199.6cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine, which is tuned to churn out 18.8 bhp at 8500 rpm and 17.35 Nm of peak torque at 6500 rpm. It is mated to a standard five-speed manual transmission. You can check out the Hero Xtreme 200S price here.
The top speed of this Hero bike is 120 km/h.
On the other hand, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V draws its power from a 197.75cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine, which is tuned to produce 20.54 bhp at 9000 rpm and 17/25 Nm of peak torque at 7250 rpm. It makes the rear wheel spin via a standard five-speed manual transmission. The RTR 200 4V has a top speed of 127 km/h.
The clutch type of this bike is superior to its Hero counterpart, as it gets an assist and a slipper clutch. Both bikes have a wet multiplate clutch in common, though.
Keeping their engine outputs aside, let’s now talk about other technical specifications of these two offerings- the brake and suspension setups.
As far as braking duties are concerned, both homegrown offerings are equipped with a dual-disc brake setup. And for added safety, both have a single-channel ABS but the top-most variant of the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has a dual-channel ABS. For your reference, the combination of dual disc brakes and dual-channel ABS can drastically decrease an accident. It’s best if you shell out a premium (if offered) if safety is your priority. You can check out the Apache 200 price here.
In terms of suspension setups, the Hero Xtreme 200S 4V stands on a 37mm telescopic fork with an anti-friction brush at the front and a monoshock suspension at the rear. On the other hand, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V stands on a first-in-segment preload adjustable Showa telescopic fork at the front and a Showa monoshock suspension at the rear.
As for the tyre profiles, the Hero Xtreme 200S 4V has a tyre profile of 100/80 R17 and 130/70 R17 at the front and rear, respectively. At the same time, the tyre profile of the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has a tyre profile of 90/90 R17 and 130/70 R17 at the front and rear, respectively.
In terms of features, both bikes have more or less the number of features. These two 200cc indigenous offerings are equipped with a fully digital instrument cluster that shows relevant readings of a speedometer, an odometer, a fuel gauge, a tachometer, and the distance made. Apart from that, both have a low fuel indicator, a low battery indicator, a digital clock, and mobile app connectivity. They also have a gera shift light, a pass light, GPS and navigation, a killswitch, and a kick and an electric start.
As for lighting, both have LED DRLs, a LED headlight, a LED brake light, and a LED tail light. The Xtreme 200S 4V has LED indicator lights, while the Apache RTR 200 4V has halogen indicator lights.
Furthermore, the Xtreme 200S has an additional service reminder indicator, while the Apache RTR 200 4V has a Glide Through Technology, Crash Alert System, Wave Bite Key, and Race Derived O3C engine. Considering the Apache RTR 200 price, it has a good number of additional features.
Prices and Variants
The Hero company offers the Xtreme 200S 4V in one variant only and has three colour options.
In parallel, the Apache RTR 200 4V is available in two variants. Customers can choose the exterior paint from three colour options.
As far as the figures go, the Hero Xtreme 200S 4V is priced at Rs 1.41 lakh, while the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V’s price also starts at Rs 1.41 lakh but goes up to Rs 1.46 lakh.
All are ex-showroom prices in Delhi, as of August 2023. Please note that these prices are subject to change without any prior notice to the customer. You can, however, visit the autoX website to access the latest location-based price list for your dream vehicle. For more, visit our website or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. So, stay tuned!