Hero MotoCorp Limited, the largest two- wheeler manufacturer in the world has nearly 40% share in the Indian two-wheeler market. Hero Xtreme is a stylish 150 cc bike and another mighty and standard sports motorcycle from Hero MotoCorp. Launched in the Indian market in 2006, the Xtreme was a successor to the original CBZ bike that set the trend of 150cc machines in India.
The Hero Xtreme was rehashed in 2013.
The Xtreme has a prism type headlight, an eye catching visor , a dual tone muffler, catchy graphics and chrome inserts. The console comes with a digital speedometer, analogue fuel and tachometers, a trip meter, a low fuel indicator, a multi info display and a clock. The bike has a 12 V 4 Ah maintenance free dry battery, halogen head lamps, LED tail lamps and crystal turn indicators.
The under seat mobile charger socket is a good addition. There is also a service due reminder, a side stand indicator and an engine immobilizer with active LED ring.
The chassis is tubular diamond type with telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at the front and rectangular swing arm with 5 step adjustable gas reservoir shock absorbers at the rear. The dimensions of the Xtreme are 2080 mm length, 765 mm width, 1145 mm height, 1325 mm wheel base and 145 mm ground clearance. The Xtreme weighs about 150 kg which is pretty heavy and has a fuel tank of 12.1 with a 1.5 reserve litre capacity.
The Xtreme is powered by a single-cylinder, air-cooled 149 cc, 14.4 bhp and 12.8 Nm torque engine with a single spark plug, a carburetor type fuel injection and a micro processor controlled ignition system. The 5 speed manual gear box has a final transmission chain drive with astra gold sprocket. The mileage achieved by the Xtreme is 45 kmpl in the city and 50 kmpl on the highways against the ARAI certified 60 kmpl. The Xtreme has a top speed of 110 kmph.
The Xtreme has 80/100×18”-47P tyres at the front and 100/90×18”-61P at the back. The brake options are 240 mm at the front and 220 mm disc at the rear or 240 mm disc type at the front and 130 mm drum type at the rear.
The Xtreme is priced at Rupees 68,725 for the drum brake and Rs. 71,725 for the disc brake variants. The Xtreme comes in shades of mercuric silver, fiery red, jazz blue, panther black and magma orange.
The typical Hero design, fuss-free ownership, reliability and value for money are some of the factors that give an edge to the Xtreme over its rivals in the highly competitive 150 cc segment. The main competition comes from the likes of Bajaj Pulsar and the Honda Trigger.
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