2015 Hero Xtreme Sports – ChooseMyBike.in Review


The Xtreme has been Hero Motocorp’s highest-selling 150cc bike till date. It offers a good mix of performance and everyday usability, wrapped it a neat and stylish package. Over the last couple of years though, the Xtreme seemed to have lost its ground to newer entrants in the space. To combat this, Hero have introduced an all-new variant, the Xtreme Sports. Can it turn around the fortunes of the Xtreme brand, and regain the space in the segment lost by Hero? Our in-depth review will find out just that!

2015 Hero Xtreme Sports Review - Intro



The Xtreme line-up of bikes have always looked attractive, and the Sports variant is no different. With a balanced, proportionate and muscular shape, it is quite a striking motorcycle to look at. The minimal body graphics is a plus in our opinion, as it gives the bike a clean and neat look without affecting its appealing lines. As far as styling is concerned, the Xtreme Sports has a big ace up its sleeve.

2015 Hero Xtreme Sports Review - Design


Build Quality

The overall build quality on the Xtreme Sports is quite good. We liked the matt-finish black on the wheels and a few other surfaces, and the quality of the materials used, all of which exuded a premium feel. What could improve though was the fitment of panels. We found that panel gaps were inconsistent in a few places, which detract from the premium experience.

2015 Hero Xtreme Sports Review – Build Quality



Equipped with clip-on handlebars and rear-set foot-pegs, the Xtreme Sports seats its riders in a sporty manner. This posture is reasonably comfortable, both for city commutes, and for moderately long stints on the highway. Pillion comfort is quite good too, with a sizeable rear seat and well-positioned foot pegs.

2015 Hero Xtreme Sports Review - Ergonomics



The Xtreme Sports offers brisk and lively performance, thanks to a reworked version of Hero’s ubiquitous air-cooled 150cc engine. In this state of tune, it produces 15.2 bhp, along with an ample amount of torque. This allows the bike to accelerate effortlessly. The only area the engine loses out is its refinement. Compared to its segment rivals, it feels slightly coarse. Shifting gears felt really smooth though.

2015 Hero Xtreme Sports Review - Performance



It might have Sports in its name, but handling is one area where the Xtreme Sports doesn’t impress. While it is fairly maneuverable in traffic, it doesn’t impart a confident feel when changing direction quickly. We think that the bike’s higher-than-average weight and mismatched chassis setup rob it of its agility.

2015 Hero Xtreme Sports Review - Handling


Ride Quality

Ride quality on the Xtreme Sports is pretty good. The telescopic forks at the front and the twin gas-charged shocks at the rear soak up bumps and potholes quite effectively, thereby ensuring a comfortable ride.

2015 Hero Xtreme Sports Review – Ride Quality



The brakes on the Xtreme Sports can only be termed as sufficient at best. Although the front disc offered decent stopping power, the rear drum felt weak and wooden. The resultant effect was a 12.9m stop from 50 kmph in our braking test, which is an average score. We believe that with the optional rear disc brake fitted, the Xtreme Sports should fare much better.

2015 Hero Xtreme Sports Review - Braking



The Xtreme Sports gets a sporty-looking digital-analogue combo console, similar to the unit used in the previous-generation Xtreme. Other features include tubeless tyres, LED pilot lights, and LED tail lights.

2015 Hero Xtreme Sports Review - Speedometer


Hero has repositioned the key slot for this bike to the side, near the headlight. We found this to be quite odd and counterintuitive, not to mention hard to find in the dark.

2015 Hero Xtreme Sports Review – Key Slot



At around Rs 72,625 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base version, and Rs 75,725 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the rear-disc equipped variant, the Xtreme Sports is priced a smidge lower than its closest rivals, making it a value-for-money proposition.

2015 Hero Xtreme Sports Review - Price



If you are in the market for a stylish and fast premium bike in the sub-Rs 90,000 bracket, do take a closer look at the Xtreme Sports. It may have a few flaws, but its dashing looks, energetic performance, and comfortable ride quality more than make up for them. We recommend the rear disc variant, as it offers better braking performance, along with most value for your money.

2015 Hero Xtreme Sports Review – Final Word

Engine Air cooled, 4 - stroke single cylinder
Power 15.2 bhp @ 8500 rpm
Torque 13.5 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Chassis Type Tubular double cradle frame
Brakes Front:Disc Dia 220 mm
Rear:130mm Drum
Suspension Front:Telescopic hydraulic type
Rear:Rectuglar swing arm with 5 step adjustab gas reser
Kerb Weight 0
Fuel Tank Capacity 12.1
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Jaichandran Jayapalan