The 150cc performance bike segment is one of the fastest-evolving in the Indian two-wheeler market. In order to stay in the game in this highly-competitive segment, a product has to deliver in terms of looks as well as performance. With an aim to regain their diminishing market share, Indian motorcycle giant Hero Motocorp has launched the Xtreme Sports in India. The Xtreme Sports looks toward achieving this by incorporating several distinct changes to set it apart from the standard Xtreme.
The Xtreme Sports comes with a redesigned fuel tank, all-new graphics and new paint jobs. Other cosmetic upgrades include split-seats, a new engine cowl, wider tubeless tyres and redesigned handlebars. The Xtreme Sports is easily identifiable by the “Sports” sticker on the fuel tank. The Xtreme Sports is available in 5 paint schemes - Panther Black, Mercuric Silver, Fiery Red, Pyro Orange and Black/Red.
What’s great is that the Xtreme Sports is not just an aesthetically-enhanced version of the standard Xtreme. While it is powered by the same 149.2cc engine, it has been tuned to beef up the power output from the current 14.2 bhp to 15.2 bhp. The torque is also up from 12.8 Nm to 13.5 Nm. This should significantly improve the acceleration from standstill. The 5-speed constant mesh gearbox is carried over from the standard Xtreme.
The Xtreme Sports comes in two trims - a rear drum-brake variant, and a rear disc-brake variant. The former is priced at Rs. 72,625 (ex-showroom Delhi), while the latter is priced at Rs. 75,725 (ex-showroom Delhi). Closest competitors include the Yamaha FZ-16, the Suzuki Gixxer, and the new Honda CB Unicorn 160.