Hero MotoCorp unveils Xtreme 1.R concept bike and XPulse 200 rally kit at EICMA

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 05 Nov 2019

Hero MotoCorp today offered a glimpse into the future of its premium motorcycle range at the EICMA 2019 in Milan today. The New Delhi-headquartered company showcased the Xtreme 1.R concept at the EICMA this year, like it had showcased the XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T concepts in the 2017 and 2018 editions of the motor show respectively.

Hero MotoCorp, which has rapidly expanded its global footprint to almost 40 countries across Asia, Africa and South & Central America, also revealed a Rally-Kit specifically developed for the adventure motorcycle XPulse 200, integrating the learnings from its Dakar Rally experience.

The Xtreme 1.R  offers a sneak peek at the next generation of the Xtreme brand. With a kerb weight of less than 140kg, it aims to make every ride engaging and fun. The unapologetic design, LED headlamp, signature LED tail-lamp makes for a combination that is sure to entice the racer in everyone.

Malo Le Masson: "The Xtreme 1.R concept offers a glimpse into the future of Xtreme styling DNA, a concept packed with fun and bold styling."

Unveiling the Hero MotoCorp pavilion, Malo Le Masson, Head of Global Product Planning, Hero MotoCorp, said: “We are continuously innovating to enhance the customers’ riding experience. The Xtreme 1.R concept offers a glimpse into the future of Xtreme styling DNA, a concept packed with fun and bold styling.The XPulse Rally-Kit is focused on youth across the globe seeking the perfect machine to jump-start their rally racing potential.”

Rally kit for the XPulse 200
The new rally-iit for the XPulse 200 has been developed and tested at Hero MotoCorp's R&D hub – the Centre of Innovation & Technology (CIT) – in India. Developed by incorporating the expertise of Hero MotoSports Team Rally, the kit consists of fully adjustable, taller front and rear suspension, flatter seat for easy position change while off-roading, extended gear pedal to suit off-road boots, handlebar risers or greater maneuverability while riding standing up, extended side stand for the additional ground clearance, front sprocket 12T, rear sprocket 40T for greater grunt, and rally tyres for relentless traction.

The kit is ready-to-fit on the XPulse 200, which transforms the street legal motorcycle into an all-out rally machine. This kitted version adds to the already-proven capabilities of the XPulse 200 and provides a new avenue to the growing off-road, motorsports enthusiasts around the world.

Duet 125, Dash 125 and Pleasure+ also at Milan 
Displaying its latest line-up of motorcycles at EICMA, Hero MotoCorp’s pavilion showcases the XPulse 200T, XPulse 200 Hunk 200R, Hunk 200S, Ignitor 125 and the Splendor iSmart. Underlining its focus on a diverse product offering across segments, Hero MotoCorp is also showcasing its new range of scooters – Duet 125, Dash 125 and Pleasure+. Three special signature editions of Hunk 200S, XPulse 200T and Dash 125 are also on display.