The Hero Xtreme 160R has been listed on Hero MotoCorp’s website, thereby confirming the launch of the motorcycle in the coming days. We all knew that the Hero Xtreme 160R is coming to the Indian market. It was in-fact expected to be launched towards the end of March.
At the time of writing, it is almost the end of the month, however, there is no sign of the Motorcycle’s launch. This could be due to the outbreak and spread of the virus. Hero MotoCorp has halted the production of motorcycles at all its plants in India and in Colombia and Bangladesh as well. Hence, the launch might have been delayed.
However, the motorcycle has now been listed on the Hero MotoCorp website. The design, features, and specs of the Hero Xtreme 160R though are already known. When it comes to the design and styling, the Hero Xtreme 160R is quite simply one of the best-looking motorcycles in its segment. It carries sharp, yet muscular design lines.
The headlamp, tank extensions, turn signal indicators and rear-end all feature sharp design lines. Components like the fuel tank, contoured seat and stubby exhaust end-can add the muscular element to the design. It also features a brand-new digital instrument cluster with tachometer, clock, tell-tale lights, etc.
Power is drawn from an air-cooled, 160cc, single-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 15bhp at 8,000rpm and a peak torque output of 14Nm at 6,500rpm. A 5-speed gearbox drives the rear wheel.
Suspension duties are handled by a conventional telescopic fork from Showa up front and a monoshock at the rear. The motorcycle comes with a petal disc up front and single-channel ABS as standard equipment.
At the rear though, Hero will let the buyer choose between a drum brake and a petal disc brake. The one with the petal disc at the rear will be the top-spec and thereby more expensive variant. The Hero Xtreme 160R will compete with the likes of the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Honda CB Hornet, Suzuki Gixxer 155 and Yamaha FZ-S V3.0.