The Xtreme 160R is Hero's first premium 160cc offering, and it's been designed and developed completely in-house at Hero's R&D hub, the Center of Innovation and Technology (CIT).
After a fair bit of delay, Hero MotoCorp has finally launched the new Xtreme 160R, with prices starting from ₹99,950 for the single-disc variant and going up to ₹1,03,500 for the dual-disc (front+rear) variant. For those not aware, we got our first look & experience of the Xtreme 160R at the Hero World 2020 event that took place in Jaipur in February this year. After establishing a strong product base in the 200cc segment last year, Hero has now come up with the Xtreme 160R, its first 'premium' product in the 160cc segment to challenge rivals such as the Suzuki Gixxer, TVS Apache RTR 160, and Yamaha FZ V3.0.
Based on the Xtreme 1.R Concept shown at EICMA 2019, the Xtreme 160R is powered by a 163cc single-cylinder air-cooled BS6 motor (with Fuel-Injection) that develops 15bhp & 14Nm of torque. Thanks to a relatively low kerb-weight of just 138.5kgs, the Xtreme 160R can do the 0 – 60km/h sprint in just 4.7 seconds. 37mm telescopic front forks and a 7-step adjustable rear monoshock ensure its sporty and dynamic handling, while braking power comes from a 276mm front disc and a 220mm unit at the back (dual-disc variant).
In terms of premium features, the Xtreme 160R offers all-LED lighting (even the indicators), an inverted LCD instrument panel, and a segment-first side-stand engine cut-off. A single-channel ABS unit is also part of standard fitment on both variants.