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Hero Xtreme 160R 4V | Back With A Bang | First Ride Review

The Xtreme 160R 4V is like a midlife update to spice up Hero's foothold in the 160cc segment.


Handling, Ergonomics


Features, Pricing


Regarding aesthetics, the 4V sticker and the shiny new KYB suspension are the only visual cues to give it away from the regular Xtreme 160R, which continues to be on sale. Hero aims to offer a more extreme version of the Xtreme 160R that should cater to the more enthusiastic rider. In terms of styling, there is a new colour scheme on offer, and my particular favourite is this mix of gloss and matte black that makes the Xtreme 160R 4V look rather premium. The gold forks add to the visual flair and blend well with the dark theme. Like before, all the lighting is LED, and I praise Hero for not half-assing the lighting. However, as stunning as the front may be, the rear is a bit of an eye sore and looks bulbous and out of proportion. The smoked tail lamp looks too aftermarket and tacky once you compare the rest of the clean design on the Xtreme 160. 

TopGear Magazine June 2024