Hero MotoCorp will soon expand its product portfolio with the launch of the Xtreme 160R Stealth edition in the Indian market. The company has confirmed the model via a teaser video while we got a first look at the motorcycle from a leaked photograph from a dealer meet. While the official launch timeline is not available yet, here we tell you what to expect from the upcoming Hero Xtreme 160R Stealth edition.
The new Hero Xtreme 160R Stealth edition will retain the styling from the standard variant of the motorcycle. Thus, the motorcycle will feature a roadster design along with styling features such as a compact headlight, muscular fuel tank, step-up saddle, rear panel-integrated pillion grabrail, sleek taillight, and a side-slung exhaust. The Stealth edition will be distinguished through its matte/glossy black paint scheme. The matte finish will be visible on the headlight mask, fuel tank, and the rear panel. Hero MotoCorp will also add highlights of red to add a sporty look to the styling.
The feature list should remain similar to the standard model, although we may see the addition of a Bluetooth-module on this new variant of the Xtreme 160R. Do note that its direct rival, the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V recently received the Bluetooth connectivity upgrade. Features retained from standard model will include full-LED lighting, a digital instrument cluster, and a single-channel ABS.
Mechanical specifications would remain unaltered, and the Xtreme 160R Stealth edition will retain the 163cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that is tuned to produce 15bhp of power at 8,500rpm and 14Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. The motor is linked to a six-speed gearbox.
The hardware, too, will remain similar to the standard Xtreme 160R, and the Stealth edition will continue to use telescopic front forks and a preload-adjustable rear mono-shock to handle the suspension tasks. The braking duties would be performed by single discs on both wheels while the safety net, as mentioned above, will include a single-channel ABS.
The Stealth edtion could carry a marginal premium over the standard (dual disc) motorcycle’s Rs 1,14,660 (ex-showroom, Delhi) price tag. The motorcycle could be launched very soon to make most of the high-demand festive season.