Xtreme Sports discontinued or will it get a new lease of life with a upgrade? By the way, there is not a single new 150cc motorcycle that Hero has shipped in the last month of April…
Hero, it appears, has planned a top down approach in the premium segment in India. After trying various motorcycles in the 150cc segment they have not tasted success. They have had Hunk, Xtreme, Achiever, Impulse, Xtreme Sports etc, but none of them gave Hero the desired numbers.
Xtreme Sports Discontinued?
As it appears today, Hero, the country’s largest selling motorcycle manufacturer, does not have a single 150cc motorcycle. This means that both the Achiever and Xtreme Sports have been stopped.
Hero has prioritised its new 200s over the existing 150ccs. The ABS ruling, which makes Anti-Lock Braking System mandatory on motorcycles over 125cc, was enforced on 1st April 2019. It limits production of non-ABS motorcycles and this is what has led to the discontinuation of both the 150ccs in Hero’s arsenal. While for the Achiever it may just be the end of the road but we are unsure about the Xtreme Sports.
Hero last wholesaled 11 units of the 150cc Xtreme in March. In the last three months, these are the only motorcycles that would have reached dealerships, according to the official SIAM sales data (rest of the months dispatches were zero). Achiever also achieved zero sales in the month of April 2019.
Hero has been pretty vocal about their plans after launching as many as three new motorcycles in the 200cc space earlier this month. They say that they will be very aggressive in the premium segment which means that we may get to see new models in the 150cc segment as well, in the months to come.