Hero MotoCorp has launched the updated Xtreme 160R 4V motorcycle in India starting at ¥127,000 (ex-showroom). The motorcycle changed the focus of the two-wheeler brand in the 160 cc segment, with TVS having products like the Apache RTR 160 4V. With Indian consumers becoming more premium-focused, the 160 cc segment is more of a premium commuter category than a premium lifestyle motorcycle space. Hero MotoCorp, the largest domestic and global two-wheeler brand, aims to enter the premium market. The automaker has long dreamed of gaining a foothold in this segment, and the revised Xtreme 160R 4V is a key part of that strategy.
Both the Hero Xtreme 160R and the TVS Apache RTR 160 are hits in the 160 cc segment of the Indian motorcycle market.Pricing ranges from ¥124,000- ¥The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V 132k (ex-showroom), powered by a 159.7 cc engine, is a serious competitor to the Hero Xtreme 160R. Both naked streetfighter motorcycles have a bold, aggressive design that appeals to younger buyers.
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Here is a price and specs based comparison between Hero Xtreme 160R 4V and TVS Apache RTR 160 4V.
2023 Hero Xtreme 160R 4V vs TVS Apache RTR 160 4V: Prices
The 2023 Hero Xtreme 160R 4V is priced between ¥127,000 and ¥137,000 (ex-showroom), depending on variant.On the other hand, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is priced between ¥124,000 and ¥132,000 (ex-showroom).
The Hero Xtreme 160R is available in three color options: Blazing Sport Red, Matte Slate Black, and Neon Meteor. On the other hand, the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is available in four paint schemes: Matte Black, Metallic Blue, Knight Black and Racing Red.
2023 Hero Xtreme 160R 4V vs. TVS Apache RTR 160 4V: Powertrains
The new Hero Xtreme 160R 4V is powered by a 163.2 cc single cylinder engine with combined air and oil cooling. The engine is mated to a five-speed transmission and develops peak power of 16.6 bhp and maximum torque of 14.6 Nm. The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, on the other hand, draws its energy from a 159.7 cc single-cylinder oil-cooled engine mated to a five-speed gearbox that produces 17.3 bhp of peak power and 14.7 Nm of maximum torque.
First published date: Jun 17, 2023 at 11:36 AM CST