BREAKING: The Hero Xtreme 160R Is More Affordable Than TVS Apache RTR 160 4V & Suzuki Gixxer

The newest Xtreme model arrives in two trims: rear disc and rear drum

  • Hero had unveiled the Xtreme 160R earlier this year at the Hero World 2020 event.
  • It is a new motorcycle from the ground up.
  • Hero has begun dispatching the bike to all dealerships across the country.

After keeping us on our toes for the better part of three months, Hero MotoCorp has finally launched the Xtreme 160R at Rs 99,950. These are the prices for the rear drum version while the rear disc variant costs Rs 1,03,500. Comparatively, the respective variants of the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V costs Rs 3,000 and Rs 2,500 more while the Suzuki Gixxer (which only comes with a twin disc setup) costs Rs 8,400 more. Here’s how the Xtreme 160R stacks up against its competition:


Hero Xtreme 160R

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

Suzuki Gixxer

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160

Yamaha FZ-Fi v3

Rear Drum

Rs 99,950

Rs 1,02,950




Rear Disc

Rs 1,03,500

Rs 1,06,000

Rs 1,11,900

Rs 1,05,901

Rs 99,700 (Rs 1,01,700 for the FZS-Fi)

All prices, ex-showroom Delhi

Hero has begun shipping the bikes off to all its touch points across the country with the delivery of the bike to begin shortly. Unofficial bookings as well as online test ride bookings for the Xtreme 160R were underway.

Also Read: Here’s How The Hero Xtreme 160R Compares Against The Suzuki Gixxer BS6 and TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6 On Paper

Powering the new Hero Xtreme 160R is a brand new 163cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that puts out 15.23PS and 14Nm, making it the most powerful motorcycle in the segment with a two-valve head. Only the Apache RTR 160 4V and the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160, with their four-valve head mills, outperform it. It gets an all-new chassis with beefed up suspension components and capable braking hardware. Head here for more details on the Hero Xtreme 160R.

Here’s the company’s official press statement:




Building on its focused strategy of creating a robust portfolio of premium products, Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, has commenced the dispatches of its eagerly-awaited new motorcycle – the Hero Xtreme 160R.

Adding a striking and powerful new chapter to the popular premium brand Xtreme, the Xtreme 160R further strengthens Hero MotoCorp’s presence in the premium motorcycle segment. With its successful XPulse and Xtreme motorcycle brands, the Company is geared-up to make a compelling appeal to youth across the globe.

Unveiled at the Hero World 2020 event, which was hosted at the Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in the northern Indian city of Jaipur in February this year, the Xtreme 160R is inspired by the bold 1.R concept showcased at the International automotive show EICMA in 2019. The motorcycle offers an unparalleled mix of performance, sportiness and features, while boasting a muscular stance with an optimum mix of comfort and control.

The new Xtreme 160R will be available at Hero MotoCorp showrooms across the country at an attractive price point of Rs. 99,950/-* (Front Disc with Single Channel ABS) and Rs. 1,03,500* (Double Disc with Single Channel ABS). *(both prices ex-showroom Delhi)

Malo Le Masson, Head of Global Product Planning, Hero MotoCorp, said “The Hero Xtreme 160R is a real Head-turner, cat like agility with power to weight ratio of a street racer, and tech-loaded with segment first features like the all LED package. This modern street fighter is targeting to win the urban race. With this latest model, we are now offering a compelling and competitive line-up of premium motorcycles, from Street Naked to Sport with the Xtreme 200S, from Adventure with XPulse 200 to casual Touring with the XPulse 200T.”

Naveen Chauhan, Head – Sales, After Sales & Parts, Hero MotoCorp, said, “Ever since the Xtreme 160R was showcased at the Hero World 2020 event, we have been getting a very high number of requests for its commercial launch. The initial response for the motorcycle has been very positive and we already have inquiries to match the dispatches. We are confident that the Xtreme 160R will help us in scaling-up our presence in the segment.”

The commercial launch of the Xtreme 160R will be accompanied by a 360* media campaign with the tagline – Heads will Turn, Hearts will Race! The campaign will focus on new-age digital platforms to engage with youth and build on the premium quotient of the brand.

The Xtreme 160R has been designed and developed completely in-house at the Company’s R&D hub - the Center of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in the northern Indian city of Jaipur, Rajasthan. 


Class Leading Acceleration

Setting the bar for sportiness and real-world performance, the new Xtreme 160R comes with a 160cc air-cooled BS-VI Compliant engine that is powered by the XSens technology and advanced Programmed-Fuel-Injection. The Engine delivers an impressive power output of 15 BHP @ 8500 RPM. Joining the fast lane with a class leading acceleration - 0-60 km/h in 4.7 seconds - the motorcycle has one of the best power-to-weight ratios in its class, thanks to the low kerb-weight of 138.5kg. 

Exceptional Handling

The new Xtreme 160R enjoys a commanding riding position with ergonomics engineered for the streets. The lightweight rigid diamond frame setup offers exceptional handling in the streets, while making it a corner happy machine at the same time.

The 37mm Telescopic Front Forks and a 7-step adjustable Rear Mono-shock Suspension setup is tuned for urban agility, providing precise handling and a smooth ride. Brakes with 276mm Front petal disc and 220mm Rear petal disc ensure that the rider is always in full control and confident of the stopping power. The 165mm ground clearance ensures the ride is hurdle free. 

First-in-Segment Features

The new Xtreme 160R is paired with a first-in-segment all LED package, from a sculpted full LED headlamp with LED DRLs in front, to LED indicators with hazard switch and down to the rear H signature LED tail lamp. The inverted fully digital LCD display together with the first-in-segment side-stand engine cut off ensure the motorcycle is both technologically advanced and safe.

The head turner is available in two variants - Front Disc with Single Channel ABS and Double Disc (Front and Rear) with Single Channel ABS and three vibrant color combinations of Pearl Silver White, Vibrant Blue, Sports Red.

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