Hero Xtreme 200R

The Xtreme has just come back from its first ser­vice and it sounds like some­thing C S Santosh would ride

Evo India - - 24 HOURS OF LE MANS & PIKES PEAK HILL CLIMB 2019 - Aatish Mishra (@whatesh)

AN­OTHER RIDE UP TO THE Lavasa hills saw the ser­vice light on the Xtreme’s clus­ter pop up, in­di­cat­ing that it was due for its first ser­vice. It’s pretty frus­trat­ing to be lim­it­ing my speed and revs while run­ning the mo­tor­cy­cle in and I was more than happy to get it out of the way.

The Xtreme was whisked away to a ser­vice cen­tre to the other side of town for an oil change. How­ever, when I got the mo­tor­cy­cle back from the ser­vice cen­tre, the ser­vice light was still on and the bike sounded like

it was run­ning a per­for­mance air fil­ter. As much as I would have liked this, what has prob­a­bly hap­pened is that the air fil­ter hasn’t been reat­tached prop­erly af­ter the ser­vice. It’s en­ter­tain­ing to lis­ten to, there are now flat-spots be­tween 3000-4000rpm and per­for­mance isn’t up to the mark. The Xtreme will have to make an­other trip to the ser­vice cen­tre very soon. I’m go­ing to miss the heads that turn ev­ery­time I’m blast­ing down the street and the con­fused faces when they see the Xtreme, though.

That aside, I have got no com­plaints about the Xtreme. Maruti Suzuki has bor­rowed by Ciaz long ter­mer for a while and that means I‘m get­ting more sad­dle time on the mo­tor­cy­cle. I had taken it up to Lavasa on an­other ride out of town just be­fore the ser­vice and I will re­port back to you with an up­date very soon. We’re reg­u­larly up­dat­ing our web­site with our long terms too, so catch us on­line! ⌧

Date ac­quired March 2019 To­tal mileage 920km Mileage this month 120km Costs this month `0 Over­all kmpl 38

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