Hero Xtreme Sports – fresh images and details revealed, launch next-month  

A much better looking Xtreme is coming our way. These are the spy pictures of the Hero Xtreme Sports snapped by our good friends at Motorbeam, during the ad shoot at an unknown location somewhere in Mumbai (going by the registration number).

hero-xtreme-sports-white-red-black-colour-shadeHero Xtreme Sports will be offered in 3 colours – White, Red and Black.

The Xtreme Sports was first showcased during the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo nine months ago, but the company kept on postponing the launch of the motorcycle for some reason. Now Hero MotoCorp is all-set to launch the Xtreme Sports next-month, positioned as Hero’s flagship 150cc motorcycle and will be slotted above the regular Xtreme.

The new model comes to rescue when Suzuki’s single model Gixxer 155 almost equals all the four well-established rivals (Xtreme, Impulse, Hunk) here, with sales of 4588 units in Oct 14, only 22 units less! And when you include the GS150R’s sales as well, they overtake Hero, leaving them bite the dust! The Xtreme Sports will directly compete with the Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ and Honda CB Trigger for now.

The keyhole is placed in the forks, like in Bajaj Avenger for unknown reasons.

The Xtreme Sports is the sportier version of the Xtreme equipped with more features. It comes with hydraulic telescopic front suspension and a 5-step adjustable setup at the rear. The sports variant also features speedometer with side stand indicator, new front and rear fenders, wider rear tyre, headlight with LED position light, split type seats, rear-disc brake and side-facing keyhole (like in cruiser bikes). Worst part is still the absence of engine kill switch and mono-suspension.

Powering the Xtreme Sports is the same 150cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder engine, however, in comparison to the regular Xtreme’s 14.2 BHP, power has been bumped up by 1 BHP, thus belting out 15.2 BHP which is sure to give it performance gains. The torque figure remains the same, and stands at 12.8 Nm. Also worth mentioning- this is the same engine which is used in CB Unicorn/ Trigger from Honda, albeit with lesser power outputs.

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