Hero MotoCorp recently released a teaser for the updated Xtreme 160R, which will be released on June 14, 2023. While the first trailer revealed very little, the latest trailer posted on social media confirms two widely held speculations. First, the teaser confirms that the sporty commuter will get an upgraded 4-valve engine, while the front suspension will be upgraded from the current telescopic unit to a dollar fork.
The teaser video shows the Hero Xtreme 160R’s web getting a 4V badge, confirming a major engine update. Currently, the 163 cc engine uses a 2-valve setup, but upgrading to a 4-valve setup will mean better fueling, especially as revs climb and overall performance and efficiency improve. Currently, the single-cylinder engine produces 15 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 14 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm, mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
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The power figures see improvements over the Hero Xtreme 160R 4V, as well as acceleration times. Reports also suggest oil cooling for the bike, but we’ll have to wait for official confirmation. Also, the addition of a dollar fork will help improve the bike’s agility and ride performance, while potentially adding weight. Other upgrades could include a new digital console with Bluetooth connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation, revised LED headlights and taillights, and new color options.
The changes will also attract a higher price tag compared to the current asking price ¥118,000 and ¥130,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). There are some strong options for the 160 cc sporty commuter, including the Bajaj Pulsar N160 and TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, and it will be interesting to see another Indian player raise the bar even further. We’re expecting some big announcements from Hero next week.
First published date: June 8, 2023 at 17:56 PM UST