This is the Hero Xtreme 160R we all are familiar with. It's Hero's latest contender in the 150-160cc genre, which is now supremely competitive with the likes of the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V and the Suzuki Gixxer. As most of you may know, we have ridden the motorcycle twice before and you can read our opinion about it here and here.
Both the times we rode it, we came back utterly impressed. It has almost everything that Hero's previously failed products in this segment mostly lacked. Distinctive styling, sprightly performance, intuitive handling, comfortable ride quality, and modern features, you name it and the Xtreme 160R proudly flaunts it. However, spending satisfying few hours with a motorcycle doesn't guarantee a pleasant ownership experience. There are multiple factors that come into the picture when a motorcycle secures a spot in your garage.
The longevity of parts, the service cost, the degree of convenience while riding in the city, and the highway cruise-ability – these are some factors that can be judged only after living with it for a comprehensive period. And that's what we will be doing with the Hero Xtreme 160R. During our long stint with the bike, we will try to answer all the questions a prospective buyer of the Xtreme would want to know. Meanwhile, let us give you a lowdown on its design, features, and other on-paper data.