- Hero Motocorp exits 150cc segment
- Xtreme Sports discontinued due to low sales
- Replaced by the Xtreme 200R in the country
Hero has taken the Xtreme Sports off the shelves in the country due to low sales and demand.
The motorcycle has seen a dip in sales for some months now with the last lot of around 1,237 units being dispatched to dealers back in November 2019. And for now, it has marked Hero Motocorp’s exit from the 150cc motorcycle segment. Nevertheless, the Xtreme Sports has already been replaced by the Xtreme 200R and Xtreme 200S in the country.
Both motorcycles use a 200cc engine which is derived from the Xtreme Sport’s 149.2 cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 15.6bhp and 13.50Nm. However, these will soon be revised to comply with the BS6 emission norms that will kick in on April 1, 2020. On the other hand, the Hero Xtreme Sport’s rivals- the Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZ S V3 have been seeing good numbers, selling around 1400 and 9000 units each in December 2019.
Along with the Xtreme Sports, Hero has also discontinued the Karizma in India due to the same reasons. The manufacturer is currently looking at its strong points- scooters as well as commuter motorcycles but is likely to shift its focus on performance products in the 300cc range soon.