Hero Xtreme 160R vs Suzuki Gixxer BS6 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6: Spec Comparo

Published On Feb 24, 2020 By for Hero Xtreme 160R at Zigwheels.com

How does Hero’s contender in the 160cc segment stack up against the perennial favourites?

[Update: Hero Xtreme 160R Launched In India. Click Here For More Details]

At the Hero World 2020 event, Hero MotoCorp brought the spiritual successor to the Xtreme Sports, the Xtreme 160R. The naked is Hero’s contender in the highly competitive 160cc sports commuter segment. How does it fare against the likes of the Suzuki Gixxer BS6 and the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6?

Powertrain:

 

Hero Xtreme 160R

Suzuki Gixxer BS6

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6

Specs

163cc single-cylinder, air-cooled 2-valve engine

154.9cc single-cylinder, air-cooled 2-valve engine

159.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled 4-valve engine with oil cooler

Max. Power Output

15.23PS @ 8000rpm

13.6PS at 8000rpm

16.02PS at 8250rpm

Max. Torque

14Nm @ 6500rpm

13.8Nm at 6000rpm

14.12Nm at 7250rpm

Transmission

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

The Xtreme 160R’s powerplant is the second-most powerful unit in its class. It is highly commendable considering the engine is not as technologically advanced as the one on the Apache, missing out on a 4-valve head. Nevertheless, the torque generated is the same as the other two. 

Underpinnings:

Specification

Hero Xtreme 160R

Suzuki Gixxer BS6

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6

Front suspension

Telescopic fork

Telescopic fork

Telescopic fork

Rear suspension

Monoshock

Monoshock

Monoshock tuned by Showa

Front brake

276mm petal disc with single-channel ABS

Disc brake with single-channel ABS

270mm petal disc with single-channel ABS

Rear brake

220mm disc/130mm drum

Disc brake

200mm petal disc

Front tyre

100/80-17

100/80-17 52P

90/90-17 49P TVS Remora (or) 90/90-17 M/C 49S Pirelli Angel CT

Rear tyre

130/70 - R17

140/60 - R17 63P

130/70-17 M/C 62P TVS Remora (or) 130/70-17 M/C 62S Pirelli Angel CT

All three bikes run on similar-spec components. The Xtreme has larger discs, which should translate to better braking performance. The rear tyre, a radial unit, is not as chunky as the one found on the Gixxer. The Apache struggles in the braking department, as there is a distinct lack of bite or lever feedback from the front end. The Gixxer’s suspension units are set up for a firm ride, which makes it a great handler, not so good for city commuting.

Dimensions:

Specifications

Hero Xtreme 160R

Suzuki Gixxer BS6

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6

Wheelbase

1334mm

1340mm

1357mm

Ground clearance

170mm

165mm

180mm

Fuel tank capacity

12-litres

12-litres

12-litres

Seat height

790mm

795mm

800mm

Kerb weight

138kg

148kg

149kg

The Xtreme is the most compact as well as the most accessible bike of the lot. It has the tightest wheelbase among the three. It also has a distinct weight advantage over its rivals as it is 10kg lighter. 

Price:

Hero Xtreme 160R

Suzuki Gixxer BS6

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6

Expected Rs 90,000

Expected Rs 1,05,000

Rs 1,04,000

Hero is an expert at attractively pricing its products to undercut rivals by a considerable margin. The same is expected to continue with the Xtreme 160R as it could arrive with a price tag of Rs 90,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). At this price point, it would effectively undercut the Apache RTR 160 4V by nearly Rs 14,000.

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Hero Xtreme 160R

Rs 99,950(Ex-showroom, Delhi )
ENGINE163 cc
MILEAGE55.47 kmpl

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