Hero Xtreme Review
New Hero Xtreme Unveiled!!Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Design and Style
Hero MotoCorp is one of India's largest motorcycle manufacturing companies which was once known as Hero Honda, back when they (Hero and Honda) were partners. They got separated a fair number of years before and Hero MotoCorp has made its ties to USA's company EBR (Erik Buell Racing) some time ago. Recently, there has been a lot of buzz and rumours of the launch of a restyled Karizma ZMR, Karizma R, Xtreme and some other bikes of Hero MotoCorp. Now, the speculations are unfolded by Hero MotoCorp at a press conference in Gurgaon where they unveiled 15 of their restyled products on October 10, 2013.
The new Hero Xtreme is showing some remarkable changes and exciting new features such as a sleeker tank with new stylish Xtreme logo on it, single stylish seating, headlamp with sporty eyebrow lights, sporty dual colored rear view mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels with tubeless radial tires and LED tail light with light guides.
2014 Hero Xtreme also has a brightly illuminating and trendy instrument console with a Digital Fuel Gauge and Speedometer, an Analogue Tachometer and 2 Digital Trip meters along with a low fuel indicator. There are also a couple of new additions which are getting everybody's attention. There is an Electronic Immobilizer which prevents the engine from running without the correct assigned key and there is also a Side Stand Switch which automatically cuts off the ignition if the stand is not folded. Another new addition is a Mobile Charger socket which is a great utility feature.
The new Hero Xtreme has the same 149.2cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, Air-cooled, Advanced Microprocessor Ignition System, OHC based engine with a maximum power of 14.2 bhp at 8500 rpm and a maximum torque of 12.8 Nm at 6500 rpm and has a 5-speed gearbox transmission. The bike has a Tubular Diamond type chassis and gives a sturdy look.
The bike has 240mm disk brake at front and 130mm 'Internal Expanding Shoe type' Drum brakes at rear. There is also present an option of choosing a 220mm disk brake for rear if the customer wants by paying some extra cash. The suspension system consists of Telescopic Hydraulic type at front and Rectangular Swing Arm type at rear.
It has a number of beautiful shades to choose from and its ex-showroom, Delhi price is INR 71,200 which may vary in different states. It also comes with a Vehicle warranty of 5 years or 70,000kms and an Emission warranty of 3 years or 30,000kms. Overall, the new Hero Xtreme is certainly riding high along with the new advancements and has a lot of exciting features.