Updated Hero Xtreme 160R 4V launched at Rs 1.27 lakh
Hero Xtreme 160R 4V design and features
In line with Hero’s dragster philosophy for the Xtreme, it now gets a more committed riding position. Hero also offers three colour schemes. The bike comes with a fair bit of branding, you get a Hero sticker on the rear cowl and a 4V sticker on the belly pan.
On the features front, you get Hero’s Connect 2.0 system on the Pro variant and an option between single and split-seat options. The connected variant which sits in the middle also gets the Connect 2.0 system whereas on the standard variant, Hero has added SMS and call alerts via Bluetooth connectivity. Hero has also added a phone mount to the Xtreme 160R 4V.
Hero Xtreme 160R 4V chassis and engine
This is the lightest bike among the oil-cooled bikes in the segment, sitting at 144kg. Hero has added 37mm KYB upside-down forks at the front for the Pro variant, while the standard and connected variants get telescopic forks. Common amongst variants is a seven-step prep load adjustable Showa monoshock at the rear.
The highlight though, is the new 4-valve head for the engine. The updated engine makes 16.6bhp at 8500 rpm. With the newfound power, Hero is claiming a 0-60kmph time of 4.7 seconds.
Hero Xtreme 160R 4V price and rivals
All these changes mean an updated price tag. The new Xtreme 160R 4V starts at Rs 1.27 lakh (ex-showroom). If you go for the higher variants, you would have to pay Rs 1.33 lakh for the connected variant and Rs 1.37 lakh for the Pro variant. The updated Xtreme 160R goes up against the likes of the Bajaj Pulsar NS160, Pulsar N160 and most importantly, the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V. Bookings have started and deliveries will begin in the second week of July. Hero has also added a special offer as they’re giving a leather jacket to those who book their bikes before the end of June.