With Hero now discontinuing the Xtreme the time has now come for our long term motorcycle to retire Though the Xtreme wasn t exactly one of our favourites it endured everything we threw at threw at it sometimes with a pinch of salt Nevertheless it s with a heavy heart that...
I purchased from m/s century bikes, vadodara in aug 2015 and have used my bike for more occasional travel as well as daily commute. Dealer offers nice backup for service related matters, it has 6 free services with a 5 year warranty. I got a free battery which got
I purchased from m/s century bikes, vadodara in aug 2015 and have used my bike for more occasional travel as well as daily commute. Dealer offers nice backup for service related matters, it has 6 free services with a 5 year warranty. I got a free battery which got covered in 18 months warranty period with the help of dealer (the company denied at first for some technical reasons).
Ride quality is ok (not good not bad), it is smooth between 25 to 50 kmph. It got to start only with a choke on (whether it is morning or evening) that's a major drawback since you cannot maneuver smoothly in traffic when the choke is on. After about 2 kms ride you can put off the choke and it goes on smoothly after that, however the problem arises here, if you commute to your office 5 kms away, the first two kms just eat up the extra fuel pumped in by choke. So you don't really enjoy the ride in daily commute in short distances.
Apart from that, the sitting and maneuverability of vehicle is ok if you got height more than 5 ft 8 inches. Less than that it is difficult to handle the vehicle as it is quite heavy and bulky.
For long distance travel, this bike is good for speeds ranging 50 to 60. Beyond 60, it cannot endure the wind resistance. Hence, you might try a stop and go approach, and travel as much as you can.
Fuel efficiency is very good. My bike gives a mileage of about 60 kmpl in city (mainly due to my driving pattern-less brakes, no aggressive pickups, speed as per normal traffic in left lane, always in gear, minimum clutch use).
After sales service is good and mostly all the dealers follow the company's policy of providing timely free services (they call you up for reminders).
Price wise, it costed me around rs 75,000/- all inclusive, so you might buy if you can afford.
Looks wise, it has sharply chiseled features, looks attractive from behind. It has real sports bike looks from side and rear (aggressive looks in other words). From the front, it has ok looks (not so attractive)
As far as maintenance is concerned, i have still not faced any issues or cost (as the regular 6 free services till 1.5 years from purchase keep your vehicle in good condition. I might add, even after clocking 10,000 kms for 2 years, the fuel efficiency is still as good as new i.E. 60 kmpl.
The power factor is a plus point, it has a good torque in 1st and 2nd gears. But during the drive [in a mild or heavy traffic], you face a little difficulty for shifting between 3rd and 4th gears. Also the shifting from 2nd gear or 1st gear to neutral is a challenge. It is difficult sometimes. Probably you get it right after practice. I might add, i have got a lever welded to extend the gear stick so that gear shifting can be done with the heels too. Shifting gears by front end of the foot is very difficult in daily use. A piece of lever can be welded easily as many local mechanics do it for a nominal charge. If this gear lever job is not done, i bet you will not enjoy your daily commute and do away with your bike in a month.
Value for money for a daily commute purpose if your travel distance is at-least 20 kms a day. It proves a boon due to its comfortable seat, smooth drive and fuel efficiency.
Good dealer and company support.
Good for travel in city, on highway and off roading.
Killer looks, nice electronic arrangement on console [wont get spoiled in rains too].
Gear shifting is tedious in mild or heavy traffic, not recommended for heavy traffic areas [stop and go traffic].
In the end, i would suggest if you got to travel a lot, this is wonderful bike, value for money and for long term usage. Don't forget to buy and use a helmet along with the bike. Xtreme is rock.