Prominent Indian two-wheeler Hero MotoCorp has launched the all-new Hero Xtreme 160R. The much anticipated Hero bike was unveiled at Hero World 2020 event, which was hosted at the Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur, last February. This bike is based on the bold 1.R concept showcased at EICMA 2019.
Hero Xtreme 160R: What does the bike get?
The Xtreme 160R gets a BS6 compliant 2-valve single cylinder OHC160 cc air-cooled engine, which is couppled to a 5-speed transmission. This engine produces a power output of 15.22 PS at 8500 rpm and 14Nm of peak torque at 6500rpm. With the 2-valve head, its the most powerful bike in its segment. The engine also gets smart tech like the Xsens and Smart Programmed-Fuel-Injection technology.
As per the company claims, due to a relatively lesser kerb weight of 138.5 kilograms, the bike has the best power-to-weight ratio (109.89PS/tonne) in its segment. Also, its acceleration figures (0 to 60 kmph in 4.7 seconds) can put some higher segment bikes to shame.
The stylish Hero bike will be offered in two variants – "Single Disc" and "Double Disc". The bike is available in three different paint schemes- Pearl Silver White, Vibrant Xtreme 160R packs Blue and Sports Red.
Features & Other Specification
From fully sculpted LED Headlamps at the front to LED DRLs, LED indicators and an H-shaped signature LED tail lamp at the black, the Xtreme 160R becomes the first bike in segment to offer a fully LED package. It also features a fully digital LCD information console and integrated grab handles.
As far as the underpinnings are concerend, this entry level streetfighter is based on lightweight rigid tubular diamond frame with conventional telescopic forks at the front and a 7-step adjustable monoshocker at the rear. Braking duty includes a 276mm petal disc at front and 130mm drum or 220mm petal disc setup at the rear. The bike also gets a front single-channel ABS (Antilock Braking System) on both the variants that will go on sale.
Hero Xtreme 160R offers a 167mm of ground clearance. The bike rides on 17 inche alloy wheels with tyre profile of 100/80-17 (front) & 130/70 -R17 (rear).
The Xtreme 160R retails at the price of Rs 99,950 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) for front disc brake variant and the dual disc brake variant is priced at Rs. 1,03,500 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). In terms of pricing, it is the most affordable bike in 160cc segment.
By the looks of it, Xtreme 160R sends across a really strong message. Its design looks fresh and it gets good pack of features. On-paper, it seems to be having a fun-to-drive engine well complemented by the fact that it is the lightest bike in the segment.
Though it has some tough competition along its way, we really feel that Xtreme 160R does pack in the punch to put up a formidable fight against the other popular offerings of the segment including TVS Apache 160 RTR 4V, Suzuki Gixxer and Bajaj Pulsar 150.