Upcoming 15.2bhp Xtreme Sports Snapped During an Ad Shoot; Launch Days Away

You have been hearing about the launch of new Xtreme Sports from quite sometime. Every few weeks Hero says that the bike will be launched in the market ‘soon’ but that soon has not arrived yet!

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But worry not, what has arrived is this pic of a brilliant white colored Xtreme Sports doing an endo. This pic has been captured and put up by the folks at Stuntech.in at their Facebook page and they have written that this is during the international promo shoot of the motorcycle. This is the first time Xtreme Sports has been snapped on the roads and in action…

Now, there is a lot of confusion over the current new Xtreme which has been launched recently and this upcoming Xtreme Sports.

  • Current Xtreme and Xtreme Sports are two motorcycles which will be sold simultaneously.
  • Apart from some cosmetic changes, the biggest difference is the increased power output. While the current Xtreme produces 14.2bhp of power, the upcoming Xtreme Sports churns out 15.2bhp of power, according to what Hero has confirmed.

You can read 7 differences between these two motorcycles here.

The new Xtreme Sports has a sharper and aggressive face and those pilot lamps give it a demeanor peculiar to a street brawler! Oh yes, the turn indicators are now where they should be. Yes, Hero has rectified the styling mistake in the current Xtreme as well, but the execution looks even better in the upcoming motorcycle.

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Despite having a combination of as many as four 150ccs on sales, Hero ended up at the last place in the 150cc segment sales for the month of October 2014, even lower than the new entrant Suzuki.

The Xtreme Sports will be placed as more premium offering against the FZs and the upcoming Pulsar 150NS and Honda’s 160cc. At present, it’s the Suzuki’s Gixxer that not only is, without a doubt, the best-looker in the segment but is also the cheapest of the lot – it costs INR 79,809 on-road in Delhi, whereas the FZ-16 FI retails for INR 85,604 and the CBZ Xtreme can either be bought for INR 78,885 (rear drum brake) or INR 82,193 (rear disc). Of course, the FZ-16 version 2.0 is fuel-injected while the Suzuki and Hero still come with carbs.

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There is another thing to notice here. Hero is turning to stunts in ads to promote its bikes like how Bajaj’s  Pulsarmania created waves. Now, considering that this advertisement would have been shot a few days back, Hero almost looks absolutely ready with the product and we should be a few days away from its official launch here.

However, it would be a tough challenge for Hero to price it competitively. What about discontinuing the current Xtreme rear disc brake variant and place this Xtreme Sports right up there around the 82-83K on-road Delhi price tag…?

Related: GIXXER vs Xtreme vs Trigger vs FZ: Price Comparo 

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