Hero MotoCorp at the Hero World 2020 event in February unveiled the Hero Xtreme 160R, marking its entry back into the popular 160cc segment. Today, the company has launched the new Xtreme 160R with prices starting at INR 99,950 ex-showroom, Delhi for the Front Disc with Single Channel ABS model and INR 1,03,500 ex-showroom, Delhi for the Double Disc with Single Channel ABS. The brand also offers three colour options on the Hero Xtreme 160R – Pearl Silver White, Vibrant Blue, Sports Red. The brand has also announced that it has commenced dispatch of the Xtreme 160R strengthening the brand’s premium product portfolio.
The Hero Xtreme 160 R has been completely designed and developed at the brand’s state-of-the-art research and development facility, the Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) located in Jaipur, India where the brand first unveiled the motorcycle to the global media, in February 2020. The Hero Xtreme 160R is inspired by the ‘1.R’ concept showcased at the International automotive show EICMA in 2019.
In terms of its styling and equipment, the Hero Xtreme 160R features a naked streetfighter design language with sharp LED headlamps, LED indicators, LED daytime running lights, LED H-signature tail lamps, a pod-style inverted fully digital LCD instruments console, sharp headlight shroud, angular tank cowling, chiselled fuel tank, scooped seats, a sharp tail section, side-stand engine cut-off, straight handlebars, black-out engine and low slung exhaust with a short end can.
The Hero Xtreme 160 R is powered by a BS6 emission compliant 160cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine with XSens technology and advanced Electronic Fuel Injection system that produces 15 BHP of power and 14 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox with a wet multi-plate clutch and the bike can accelerate from 0-60 kmph in 4.7 seconds.
In terms of its mechanical hardware, the Hero Xtreme 160R features a lightweight rigid diamond frame that rides on 37mm conventional telescopic front forks and a 7-step adjustable rear monoshock suspension. Braking power comes from a single 276mm petal front disc and a 220mm rear petal disc equipped with a single-channel ABS. The Xtreme 160R comes with a ground clearance of 165mm and tips the scale at 138.5 kg at the kerb.
The Hero Xtreme 160R rivals the likes of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Bajaj NS 160 and the Suzuki Gixxer in the Indian market.