Hero Xtreme 200R or Apache RTR 200 4V? Get a detailed comparison between the two premium Bikes from Hero MotoCorp and TVS Motors.

Hero Xtreme 200R or Apache RTR 200 4V?

You ask this Question to your Friends or Relatives to help you sort this problem. Hero Xtreme 200R or Apache RTR 200 4V? With hugely biased answers with so many weird reasons, it doesn’t really seem to help.

Well then, after reading this comparison you will hardly need any further help to choose between the two.


Both Hero Xtreme series and TVS Apache series have a considerable market share in their segment, and their newest flagships are expected to be no different.

Hero Xtreme 200R and Apache RTR 200 4V when compared to each other, show lots of positives and both have some competitive edge over the other.

So let us just find that out.


Hero Xtreme 200R:

Xtreme Series has a long success story right from Hero Honda joint venture times. To establish the lost ground in the premium motorcycle segment, Hero MotoCorp has come up with their newest flagship named Hero Xtreme 200R.

Hero Xtreme 200R will be unveiled at the Auto Expo event 2018.

TVS Apache RTR 200:

TVS has no two ways about their target customers. We keep hearing the tag RTR (Race Throttle Response) whenever we talk about their beloved Apache series. If you believe in speed you got to love TVS Apache RTR.

Launched in mid-2016 the bike is doing great. In fact, TVS Apache is the market leader in this segment.



Hero Xtreme 200R:Hero-Xtreme-200R

Hero Moto Corp hasn’t come with an all evolutionary design but sticks to their previous styling patterns. It is quite understandable, provided the success with the old Xtreme series enjoyed for such a long period of time.

The new headlamp does have a dashing muscular look and comes with LED headlamp. The taillight also is all LED thus only adds to the sharp look.

TVS Apache RTR 200:


The major factor for Apache’s success is its macho looks and the Apache RTR 200 is no different. You look at the bike and you feel this is made for racing, such is the first impression.

Apache RTR 200 has a leaner and singular headlamp cluster and has daytime running LEDs. Black stripe running in the centre of already sharp looking fuel tank only adds to its aggressive appearance.


Hero Xtreme 200R:



As expected the all-new Xtreme 200R comes with an analogue-digital instrument cluster.

It follows the old Hero trends here and has a large tachometer to the left and a digital display to the right. It has an appealing blue display.

TVS Apache RTR 200:



The instrument cluster is fully digital. It does provide a lot of information like speedometer, tachometer, digital clock, 0 to 60 kmph and also provides a meter to check the health of the bike.

The instrument cluster of Apache RTR 200 looks far appealing than Xtreme 200R and does provide more information.


Hero Xtreme 200R:

Hero Xtreme uses a new Diamond frame, which is not only lighter but also is stronger. This will help Xtreme 200R to be cost efficient in terms of mileage and also might enhance handling.

TVS Apache RTR 200:

As compared to Xtreme 200R, Apache RTR 200R uses a heavier Double Cradle frame. Thus makes the Hero Xtreme around 3kg lighter than the Apache.



Hero Xtreme 200R:

The bike has a 37mm telescopic forks suspension up front and a monoshock suspension at the back. Also, the bike has a larger front disc of 276 mm and a 220 mm rear disc brake. Hero Xtreme comes with an option of ABS system.

TVS Apache RTR 200:

Like Xtreme 200R, the suspension is similar with front telescopic forks and Monoshock suspension at the back. The new Apache RTR has a 270 mm front disc and 240 mm disc at the back.

Hero Xtreme 200R or Apache RTR 200 4V both come with an option to opt for ABS variant.

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Hero Xtreme 200R:


The all-new Xtreme 200R has a 199.6 cc, air-cooled single cylinder engine. The bike produces a power of 18 bhp at 8000 rpm and torque of 17 Nm at 6500 rpm. The bike has a 5-speed gearbox.

Hero Moto Corp says that the intake noise has been reduced and also provides a smoother driving experience with the engine getting a new balancer shaft to reduce vibrations. With a lighter frame as compared to Apache, the average is expected to be around 45 kmpl.

TVS Apache RTR 200:


TVS Apache has always been the most powerful motorbike it this segment. The bike comes with a 198 cc, four-stroke single cylinder engine. Unlike Xtreme 200r the bike has an oil cooled engine, thus has an added advantage.

The bike produces a power of 20.8 bhp at 8500 rpm and 18.1 Nm of peak torque at 7000 rpm.

Thus when it comes to engine and performance Apache RTR 200 wins hands down. The bike gives a mileage of around 38-41 kmpl which is not bad by any means provided the performance parameters alongside.



Hero Xtreme 200R:


The motorbike will release at much awaited Auto expo event 2018. The segment has turned ever so competitive and is expected to be fairly priced. Xtreme 200R is expected to be priced between ₹ 80,000 to ₹ 85,000.

TVS Apache RTR 200:


TVS Apache RTR 200 has already released since mid-2016 and has been doing pretty well in the market. The bike is priced between ₹ 92,500 to ₹ 1,08,900. The top version being the ABS variant.



Hero Xtreme 200R or Apache RTR 200 4V? After covering all the prospects of both the motorbikes, we assume both to perform well in the Indian market provided the brand image both bikes have.

Both the bikes have a set of loyal customers and will love what their beloved bikes have transformed into.

TVS Apache RTR 200 is that absolute beast and will definitely provide with sheer riding pleasure.

Hero Xtreme 200R has a good history to go with it and will release at Auto expo event 2018. As of now, the bike does look good on paper. So if you are planning to but the latter you will definitely have to wait for some time.

Hero Xtreme 200R or Apache RTR 200 4V? You definitely should have made your mind now as it is you who has to make the final say. Also, share this knowledge with your friends and relatives as we believe in Sharing is Caring.

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Sanket Rajgurav

Sanket is the founder of Autopedia. A writer by day and a reader by night, he is all passionate about Cars and Bikes. He is an Automobile Engineer and a Digital Marketer. For any queries or suggestions feel free to write at sanketrajgurav@gmail.com. You can also connect with him using the links below.

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