Hero Xtreme 160R 4V road test, review

    A comprehensive overhaul addresses the Xtreme’s shortcomings.

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


    With this comprehensive update, most of the Xtreme 160R’s prevailing issues have been solved.

    The 4V update endows the Xtreme 160R with some much-needed peppiness and a good dose of flashy and functional features. At Rs 1.37 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), this top-spec Pro variant costs Rs 10,000 more than the comparable Xtreme 160R 2V and it’s definitely worth spending extra for the new engine alone. This new mill is refined, punchy and decently frugal, which is good for what is primarily going to be a commuter. It’s also a more handsome and eye-catching motorcycle and we’ve had plenty of people express surprise when they hear it’s a new Hero motorcycle.

    Non-hinged fuel filler cap is a pain to slot back into place.

    Besides the quality and attention to detail, there’s not much wrong with the Xtreme. However, in an era where buyers are becoming increasingly conscious of quality and safety (especially the young buyers that Hero’s targeting), the single-channel-ABS-only Xtreme still has some ways to go. If Hero can step up quality levels, then the Xtreme 160R 4V can pose a serious threat to the rivals’ market share.


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