EICMA 2023: Hero Reveals Its First Adventure Scooter, The Xoom 160R

EICMA 2023: Hero Reveals Its First Adventure Scooter, The Xoom 160R

Hero MotoCorp a prominent player in the Indian two-wheeler market recently showcased an impressive lineup of scooter concepts, and electric vehicles at EICMA 2023 the renowned bike and scooter exhibition in Milan, Italy, and this comprehensive overview delves into the details of their exciting offerings and what they mean for the future of the brand.

1. Hero Xoom 160: A Maxi-Scooter Marvel

Hero's introduction of the Xoom 160 marks its entry into the competitive 160cc maxi-scooter segment and this scooter is poised to take on formidable rivals like the Aprilia SXR 160 and Yamaha Aerox 155. Key features of the Xoom 160 include:

  • Powerful Engine: The Xoom 160 is equipped with a 156cc liquid-cooled engine featuring a silent starter and innovative i3S Technology, which offers an idle start-stop feature for enhanced efficiency.
  • Illumination: It sports a dual-chamber LED headlight that not only ensures excellent visibility but also adds to the scooter's modern appeal. The split LED taillight at the rear complements the front.
  • Riding Dynamics: The Xoom 160 rides on 14-inch wheels fitted with block-pattern MRF Zapper Kurve tires, enhancing its stability and control.
  • Convenience: Hero has incorporated a keyless ignition feature with a smart key, remote seat opening, and a convenient "find my scooter" function, elevating the ownership experience.
  • Anticipated Pricing: The Xoom 160 is expected to be competitively priced at around Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom).
    Launch Date: Enthusiasts can look forward to its launch in March 2024.

2. Hero Xoom 125R: Targeting the Sporty 125cc Scooter 

Hero MotoCorp has set its sights on the fiercely competitive sporty 125cc scooter market with the Xoom 125R. Notable aspects of this scooter include:

  • Potent Engine: The Xoom 125R boasts a brand-new 125cc engine designed for optimal performance in this category.
  • Connected Console: A fully digital speedometer with Bluetooth connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation enhances the scooter's appeal and functionality.
  • Wheels and Lighting: 14-inch alloy wheels with MRF Zapper tires offer a balance of style and grip and the inclusion of sequential LED blinkers, a segment-first feature, sets it apart.
  • Expected Pricing: Hero aims to make the Xoom 125R accessible to a wide audience, with an estimated price of around Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom).
  • Launch Date: Anticipate its launch in March 2024.

3. Near Production-Ready Scooters

Hero's executive director and head of global product planning, Vikram S Kasbekar, mentioned during the unveiling event that both the Xoom 160 and Xoom 125R are "near production ready," indicating a formal launch is imminent. While the scooters' core specifications have been revealed enthusiasts await the detailed specifications that will define their prowess.

4. Exciting Concept Reveals

In addition to their upcoming scooters, Hero MotoCorp unveiled several intriguing concepts during the event:

  • 2.5R Xtunt Concept: This concept is tailored for stunt riding and features a liquid-cooled engine, likely around 250cc based on the Hero Karizma XMR. It boasts active aero tech and introduces a 'Follow me drone' functionality. With a trellis frame, inverted fork, gas-charged mono-shock at the rear, and disc brakes at both ends this concept hints at Hero's potential in the sportbike segment.
  • Electric Concepts Under the Vida Brand: Lynx and Acro: Hero's commitment to electric mobility is evident through these concepts. The Lynx is an electric dirtbike with a lightweight design possibly influenced by Hero's partnership with Zero Motorcycles. It stands out for its mere 82kg weight. On the other hand, the Acro is an electric off-roader tailored for kids, offering a three-point adjustable frame to accommodate children aged 3 to 9 years.

5. Vida V1 Pro's European Expansion

The Vida V1 Pro, an electric scooter from Hero MotoCorp, is set to make its mark in Europe and the UK. Additionally, Hero announced the introduction of a Coupe variant, essentially a single-seater model. The Vida V1 Pro which offers versatility and practicality, is poised to cater to a broad spectrum of customers.


Hero MotoCorp is demonstrating its dedication to innovation, diversity, and electrification in the two-wheeler industry by participating in EICMA 2023 and the scooters and concepts that are on display illustrate the brand's willingness to adapt to the changing demands and preferences of riders in India and other countries.