Xtreme 160R test ride inquiries are being solicited by the company on the official website. Will it be a turnaround product for Hero?

After multiple failed products in the 150 cc segment, Hero Motocorp recently discontinued its entire lineup of 150 cc motorcycles and exited the segment. However, this was only to make a great comeback in the form of the brilliant Xtreme 160R.

Hero Motocorp unveiled the motorcycle back in February (you can read more about it here), and took everyone by surprise, as it was undoubtedly the best-looker that Hero has produced in the recent years. The motorcycle was initially scheduled to be launched in April, but it got delayed due to the COVID-19 related lockdowns.

However, the good news is that the motorcycle is “coming soon” and should be launched in the days or weeks to come. Apart from this, Hero Motocorp is already seeking interests for test-rides from all the interested bikers on its website. You can simply fill in your contact details and Hero says it will connect with you once the motorcycle is available for test rides.

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The motorcycle looks impressive in terms of specifications and it houses an air-cooled, fuel-injected, BS6 160 cc engine that is good enough to generate 15 bhp of peak power at 8500 rpm. The motorcycle also produces 14 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm and weighs just 138.5 kilos, which promises a healthy power-to-weight ratio.

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In terms of looks, Hero seems to have hit the bull’s-eye this time after multiple failed attempts, and the bike is easily among the best-looking ones in the market for the 150-160cc segment.

– Moin Ahmed

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