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Hero MotoCorp reveals new Xtreme 160R naked roadster motorcycle

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Hero MotoCorp at the Hero World 2020 event unveiled to the global media today the Hero Xtreme 160R at the brand’s state-of-the-art research and development facility, the Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) located in Jaipur, India. 

The Hero Xtreme 160R marks the brand’s entry into the popular 160cc segment and the company claims that the Xtreme 160R is targeted towards the youth looking for performance, handling and aesthetics. The Hero Xtreme 160R will feature LED headlights and taillights, LED turn indicators and hazard light switch. The Xtreme 160R also features a negative digital display, 17-inch alloy wheels, blacked-out handle bar, single scooped seat, rear cowl integrated grab rails and a first in segment side stand engine cut-off sensor. 

Powering the Hero Xtreme 160R is a BS6 emission compliant 160cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine 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. The fuel delivery on the Xtreme 160R is through an Electronic Fuel Injection system 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 tubular rigid diamond frame that rides on 37mm telescopic front forks and a 7-step adjustable rear monoshock suspension. Stopping power comes from a single 276mm petal front disc and a 220mm rear petal disc equipped with a single channel ABS. 

The Hero Xtreme 160R will be offered in two variant options – Front Disc with Single Channel ABS and Double Disc (Front and Rear) with Single Channel ABS. The bike will also be offered in three paint options – White with Grey, Blue with Grey and Sports Red with Grey.

The Hero Xtreme 160R, when launched, will rival the likes of the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Bajaj NS 160 and the Suzuki Gixxer. The bike is speculated to be launched in March this year.