Hero MotoCorp has released a teaser for the motorcycle that will arrive on June 14, 2023. The two-wheeler maker shared only a glimpse of the motorcycle on social media, but the upcoming product is likely to be the new Hero Xtreme 160R, complete with head unit upgrades. Hero’s 160cc sport commuter was recently spotted testing a series of upgrades, and this version is likely to see all of them, making it a formidable competitor in the segment.
First announced in 2020, the Hero Xtreme 160R will be the bike’s first major upgrade since its introduction. In addition to the OBD-compliant engine, the motorcycle is expected to come with USD front forks rather than the telescoping forks found on current motorcycles. The updated Xtreme 160R is also expected to feature a revised instrument cluster, new color options, and Bluetooth connectivity that could also bring turn-by-turn navigation. The Xtreme 160R Stealth 2.0 variant already offers the same, it only makes sense to have it as standard on the motorcycle.
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Another upgrade could be updating the engine to a four-valve setup, replacing the current two-valve setup. This also means that the performance numbers of the Hero Xtreme 160R will be improved. The current 163 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine develops 15 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 14 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. The motor is paired to a 5-speed gearbox. Some reports also claim that the engine received oil cooling, but we’ll have to wait and see if that applies to the motorcycle.
The Hero Xtreme 160R is currently priced at ¥118,000, rising to ¥1.3 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi), depending on the model.Motorbike prices are expected to rise ¥10,000-15,000 for all upgrades big and small. The Xtreme 160R competes in a highly competitive segment that offers some great offerings including the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Bajaj Pulsar N160, Suzuki Gixxer and many more.
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Not just the new Xtreme 160R, Hero MotoCorp also plans to launch a series of new products in the second half of this year. One of these new models is expected to be the new Karizma XMR 210, which has been rumored for some time. We hope to learn more about these models in the days to come. Stay tuned to this space.
First published date: June 7, 2023 at 13:18 PM CST