Hero MotoCorp, the renowned motorcycle manufacturer, has offered a glimpse of an upcoming motorcycle that is scheduled to be launched on June 14, 2023. Although details are limited, it is highly likely that the anticipated model will be the upgraded version of the popular Hero Xtreme 160R.
The Hero Xtreme 160R, a well-received 160 cc sports commuter, has been spotted undergoing testing with various enhancements. These upgrades are expected to further elevate its competitiveness within the segment.
Notably, this will be the first significant upgrade for the Hero Xtreme 160R since its introduction in 2020. Along with ensuring engine compliance, the forthcoming motorcycle is rumored to feature USD front forks instead of the current telescopic forks.
Additionally, the upgraded Xtreme 160R is anticipated to showcase a revised instrument console, fresh color options, and the inclusion of Bluetooth connectivity. This connectivity might offer convenient features like turn-by-turn navigation, already present in the Xtreme 160R Stealth 2.0 variant. Making this feature standard across the motorcycle’s lineup would be a logical move.
Currently priced between ₹1.18 lakh and ₹1.30 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), depending on the chosen variant, the Hero Xtreme 160R faces tough competition in its segment from rivals like the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Bajaj Pulsar NS160, Suzuki Gixxer, and others. With the anticipated upgrades, it is expected that the motorcycle’s price will see a modest increase of approximately ₹10,000-15,000.
Apart from the upcoming Xtreme 160R, Hero MotoCorp has several new motorcycles lined up for release in the latter half of the year. One of the highly speculated models is the Karizma XMR 210, which has been the subject of rumors for some time now. More details about these upcoming models are eagerly awaited. Stay tuned for updates in this space.