More Powerful Xtreme 160R 4V Launched; Hero Claims Fastest 160!

2023 Xtreme 160R 4v price has risen sharply but it does get more powerful along with many sought after features thrown in…

Barely did we talk about the stagnation at Hero in the premium space, the country’s largest maker has upped its game in the 150-160cc segment with the launch of the new Xtreme 160R 4V.

The new Xtreme 160R carries a 4-valve head which ensures better breathing. The motor also gets the aid of oil cooling and OBD-2 compliance. As a result, the motorcycle is now able to produce 16.9 PS of impressive peak power at 8500 rpm and a maximum torque of 14.6 Nm at 6500 rpm. For reference, the older Xtreme 160R 2V churns 15.2 PS and 14 Nm. This means that the increase has been a significant 1.7 PS on the power front and 0.6 Nm in torque.

All of this should infer better performance. In fact, Hero claims that the new 160R 4V is the fastest 160cc motorcycle in its class. Hero is quick to add that this is as per internal testing (and obviously for air/oil cooled engines). It is promoting it as a dragster!

Xtreme 160R 4v price

Another big change is in the suspension department. Taking a leaf out of Pulsar NS160’s books, the new 160R now comes with golden colored 37mm Kayaba upside down front forks that give the motorcycle a more muscular look. Hero has also added Bluetooth connectivity for the LCD console. Also, the single piece seat has given way to a sportier split seat set-up. The switchgear has also been redesigned and so have the graphics, color themes and headlamp. Do note that the split seat and Kayaba USD forks are limited to the top of the line Pro variant only.

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2023 Xtreme 160R 4V Price

StandardRs 1,27,300
Connected 2.0Rs 1,32,800
ProRs 1,36,500
*all prices ex-showroom Delhi

As you can see, all of the added equipment has meant a fairly hefty price increase to the motorcycle. The increment ranges from Rs 5000 to about Rs 9000 which also makes the 160R 4V one of the costliest offering in the segment.

Xtreme 160R 4v price
Do note that the Standard variant comes devoid of the Kayaba USDs and split seat…

Another downside of all the added features is the fairly significant increase in weight to 144-145 kilos – which makes it almost 5-6 kg heavier than before, which could negate some of the performance gain that is expected out of the increased figures.

From being hesitant to being confident in this segment, Hero has shown some courage and it will be very interesting to see how the junta responds to this change…

Let’s start with you – will you buy the now-more-handsome-and-powerful Xtreme 160R 4v over the established Apache and Pulsars?