Hero Xtreme 160R

  Introduction

Hero MotoCorp had showcased the Xtreme 160R quite a few time ago and now on 30th June 2020, they launched it in Indian market. Xtreme is a commuter motorcycle in a 150-200cc category. It gets a major update over the older 150cc Xtreme and replaces it. It gets some sporty elements to make it youth friendly. It competes with Bajaj Pulsar 150, Honda Unicorn 160 and TVS Apache 160.

  Engine & Gearbox

Xtreme gets an all new BS6 compliant 163cc engine, It is a single cylinder, air-cooled, SOHC unit producing 15 bhp at 8000 rpm and a peak torque of 14 Nm at 6500 rpm. The fueling is done with a PGMFi- Programmable Fuel Injection, to meet the BS6 norms. This FI system comprises of total 14 sensors, including the Oxygen sensor, crank position sensor, and many more. FI has resulted in crisp and responsive throttle and a little less fuel consumption. This motorcycle is also equipped with a kick starter and power start.

  Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

Xtreme is underpinned by a rigid Tubular Diamond Frame, this is an all new engineered chassis by Hero MotoCorp for the Xtreme. For the wheels, it gets black coloured, multi-spoke 17 inch alloys for both front and rear. For the front wheel we get 100/70-17 tire and a 130/70-17 tire for rear wheel. Both are tubeless unit and offer sufficient grip. To stop those 15 horses, Hero gave it a 276 mm petal disc with dual piston caliper at front and a 220 mm petal disc at rear. The dual disc variant is optional and on the base model we get a 130 mm drum brake. It is equipped with a single channel front ABS as standard so as to meet the norms. For the suspension we get 37 mm front Showa forks and a 7-step adjustable white mono shock at rear.  The kerb weight of this motorcycle remains at 138.5 kg for drum variant and 139.5 kg for dual disc variant.

  Styling

On the front we get all LED headlamp setup, Hero calls it Droid headlamp as it get the DRLs on the side and headlight in the middle and mimics some robot face. Thee upper part of the headlamp cowl is finished in black and lower in body coloured. On the lower side of cowl, there are LED turn indicators with a clear lens and three bulb in each unit. These are sleek and matches with the droid headlamp The Mudguard looks sharper and has some cool sleek line to it. Then we have a chiseled dual tone fiber fuel tank. It gives a muscular look and gives a big bike feel to it. We got enough space to lock our knees on the tank. A part of the tank extends to form the middle side panel with a lockable storage underneath. To hide the catalytic converter, they used a plastic panel with a big vent to pass the hot air. The motorcycle features ground clearance of 167 mm  which is high enough for Indian speed breakers. The seat height is also kept lower at 790 mm which makes it accessible to even shorter riders. It gets aluminium foot pegs and ankle guard as well to give a sporty look. The exhaust is compact finished in all black. The rear side panel is dual tone and gets unique integrated grab rails in it. The rear seat feels a bit higher and shorter. Coming to the rear we get LED tail-light, it is a unique H shaped and gives a minimalist look to the tail. To conclude this, I will say that it looks far good enough than Hero standards and youths will definitely like this.

  Features

Xtreme gets an all new negative LCD instrument cluster with a speedometer, tachometer, clock, fuel indicator, odometer, trip meter and a welcome message. It gets side stand engine cut-off feature which is first in segment. Other first in segment features are 
  • All LED lights, even the turn indicators are LED here. 
  • The turn indicators gets Hazard light function.
  • There are 14 sensors for the PGMFi.
  • Dual Petal Discs(276 mm+220 mm
  • Unique Grab handles

  Colours & Price

Hero Xtreme 160R colour options are not available, We only get to opt for White colour. What do you think of this decision by Hero MotoCorp.
There are two variants of Xtreme 160R:
Single Disc:99,950/-
Dual Disc: 1,03,500/-
*Ex-showroom Delhi

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