Hero Motocorp really seems to be on a roll these days, with a slew of launches lined up for the next few months. Back in October 2013, Hero had showcased a number of new motorcycles which were all face-lifted versions of the motorcycles that were already on sale and they had announced that all the face-lifts would be launched one after the other, and it looks like they are keeping to their words.
The Hero Pleasure face-lift was launched just last month and has hit showroom floors already, and recently even the Hero Karizma R and Karizma ZMR were launched discreetly and now it is the turn of the CBZ Xtreme Facelift. The 2014 Hero CBZ Xtreme has been launched and priced at Rs. 66,516 (ex-showroom, Mumbai) for the base variant, and Rs. 69,530 (ex-showroom, Mumbai) for the top-end variant.
The major change is only cosmetic, and most of the mechanical bits remain the same. The motorcycle looks a whole lot sleeker now, and looks much better than the outgoing model, the designers at Hero have done a really good job at making the bike look more sporty and aggressive and every line, and every crease seems to be very well thought about. The motorcycle now sports a redesigned visor and pilot lamp. The exhaust muffler gets a dual-tone finish and it also gets a new redesigned rear LED tail-lamp.
The Xtreme is powered by the same 150cc, single cylinder powerplant seen on the outgoing model with a peak power output of 14.4 PS and a peak torque output of 12.8 NM, but there will be a sport version coming out in the upcoming months in which the same engine will be up-tuned to produce a peak output of 15.2 PS.
The motorcycle boasts of features like a digital-analogue Instrument cluster, engine immobiliser, sporty ergonomics and also a segment first feature, which is a mobile phone charger under the seat. While the base variant of the motorcycle will be available with disc brakes only at the front, the top-end variant will be available with disc brakes on both the wheels.
The way we see it, Hero already has got a winner on their hands with this sporty commuter.