Hero Xtreme 160R 4V road test, review

    A comprehensive overhaul addresses the Xtreme’s shortcomings.

    Published on Nov 26, 2023 07:00:00 AM

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    One thing that I have always noticed on all Hero two-wheelers I’ve ridden is that the company always manages to nail ride comfort. The Xtreme 160R 4V continues that and soaks up just about everything on the road without a complaint. It’s only those most severe bumps on the road that filter through and even then it deals with them reasonably well for what it is. Preload is set at five out of seven clicks, which has worked well for both 77kg me as well as 56kg Soham.

    Golden KYB USD fork looks premium, provides good feedback.

    The comfort here doesn’t compromise agility and the Xtreme is good fun when on a tight, twisty road. Thanks to its petite 145kg kerb weight (up 4.5kg from the 2V) and short stature, it can slice through traffic almost as efficiently as a scooter. Seat height is a very manageable 795mm (for 5’11” me) although the thick seats do splay your legs out so shorter riders need to bear this in mind. Slimmer riders like Soham and Rishaad found the seat quite uncomfortable after 45 minutes, but I was quite comfortable despite nearly three hours of constant seat time.

     

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