Hero has started dealer dispatch of the Xtreme Sports which is set to be launched next month. This motorcycle is positioned above the regular Xtreme and is Hero’s flagship 150cc offering.
Hero MotoCorp will launch its last product for calendar year 2014 next month, the Xtreme Sports. The motorcycle was spotted recently as the company was shooting its TVC as well as print advertisements. Every detail about the Hero Xtreme Sports is out in the open, the design is different from the regular Xtreme and the power is up by 1 BHP. The only thing not revealed was the pricing but not anymore. The Hero Xtreme Sports is priced at Rs. 70,300/- for the single disc variant while the double disc model is priced at Rs. 73,650/- (ex-showroom, Pune).
Thus one has to pay Rs. 3000/- more over the regular Xtreme to get the Xtreme Sports. The additional amount seems totally worth it as the Xtreme Sports is not only better looking but also more powerful, the latter ensuring it becomes one of the fastest bikes in the 150cc segment. Power continues to come from the same 149cc Honda engine which has been tweaked but torque output remains unchanged at 12.8 Nm. The underpinnings of the bike too remain unaltered so dynamics will be more or less the same as before.
The Hero Xtreme Sports will rival the Yamaha FZ and Suzuki Gixxer while the upcoming Honda CB Unicorn 160 will also compete with it. Hero has for some weird reason shifted the keyhole to a very unconventional place, below the headlight on the right side. The motorcycle also gets a new instrument cluster but we like the one on the regular Xtreme as it’s bigger and easier to read too. With the standard version getting 130 mm drum at the rear, one can and should opt for the 220 mm rear disc for better stopping power.