2023 Hero Xtreme 160R revealed tomorrow: What to expect?


Hero MotoCorp has been working on several motorcycles that will be launched in the Indian market. The brand has been teasing the 2023 Xtreme 160R on their social media pages for quite some time now. The updated motorcycle is due out tomorrow and it will have some pretty big updates compared to the outgoing bike. Here’s what to expect from the 2023 Hero Xtreme 160R.

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| Updated on: June 13, 2023 at 11:58 am

The latest teaser confirms an upgraded 4-valve engine on the Hero Xtreme 160R and USD forks instead of telescoping

2023 Hero Xtreme 160R: New Engine

Hero MotoCorp has confirmed that the 2023 Xtreme 160R will feature a 4-valve engine. That means the engine will have better performance than the outgoing engine and can stay unstressed at the top end of the rev range. So far, the manufacturer has used a 163 cc unit with a 2-valve head, capable of producing 15 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 14 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. There won’t be any changes to the gearbox, so it will continue to be available with a 5-speed unit.

2023 Hero Xtreme 160R: Upgraded Suspension Hardware

The current Xtreme 160R has a telescopic fork up front, but the 2023 iteration will come with an inverted or dollar fork. These should help increase front-end feel and give the bike a little more composure through corners. There won’t be any changes to the rear suspension setup. It will continue to feature a rear monoshock with preload adjustability.

2023 Hero Xtreme 160R: No changes to brake settings

No changes are expected to the Xtreme 160R’s brake setup. It will continue to feature 276mm petal discs and single-channel ABS at the front. Currently, the Xtreme 160R has 130mm drum brakes at the rear and 220mm petal discs at the rear. As of now, it’s uncertain whether the manufacturer will offer a dual-channel ABS and drum brake variant in the 2023 iteration.

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2023 Hero Xtreme 160R: Price and Competitors

The price of the Xtreme 160R will increase by about ¥5,000 to ¥6,000.Currently, motorcycle prices range between ¥119,000 and ¥130,000. Both prices are ex-showroom prices. The 2023 Xtreme 160R will continue to compete with the Bajaj Pulsar N160 and TVS Apache RTR 160 4V.

First published date: Jun 13, 2023 at 11:58 AM CST


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