Remember when you first saw the Hero Honda CBZ? The “Super Sprint” bike which was the country’s first ever affordable performance bike. Yes, that smile is about to spread across your face again as after numerous attempts at revamping the bike Hero MotoCorp finally seems to have gotten things right at last. The Hero Xtreme Sportsis the latest generation of the iconic bike and comes with specifications that are expected to make it a segment leader. The Hero Xtreme Sports is the powerful variant of CBZ Xtreme and comes with a slightly better power output.
The Hero Xtreme Sports could be priced at about Rs. 75,000 when launched
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The Xtreme Sports gets the same 149.2cc motor that power a slew of Hero and Honda 150cc motorcycles. But it produces 15.2 BHP of power which is more than any of them and 1 BHP more than the Xtreme. However, it has the same torque figure as the Xtreme which stands at 12.8 NM. The most interesting bit of the same is the fact that the higher power figure is produced at 8500 rpm, which is the same rpm at which the Xtreme produces 14 BHP. The Hero Xtreme Sports gets a revamped front fairing, gets “Sports” moniker on the air scoops and new body graphics as well.
The bike will soon hit the Indian roads in two variants: one with a rear disc brake and one without it. It tips the scales at 148 kgs which is actually lighter than the Xtreme by 1 kg. It gets dual tone rear view mirrors, LED positioning lamps up front, a wider rear tyre and the 149.2cc motor gets mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The bike will be the most powerful 150cc motorcycle in its segment and the same might see a drop in fuel efficiency as the performance goes north.
Bajaj is testing the Pulsar 150 NS and Suzuki showcased the Gixxer 155 on the 27th of January. Both of them are expected to be the prime competitors of the Xtreme Sports and all of them will hit the road at about a similar time at a similar price tag. Joining them will be the upgraded Yamaha FZ series which is expected to get an update this year in the mechanical department. Who says the 150cc segment is not fun? We are about to get 4 new bikes in the same which are expected to bring together performance and fuel efficiency into a package that does not cost a bomb.
Do let us know in the comments section as to which one do you await the most.
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