After the Pleasure 110+ Xtec and the Xpulse 200 4V, Hero Motocorp decided to add a little something to the Xtreme 160 as well. Teasers for the Xtreme 160 Stealth Edition had been doing the rounds on social media for quite some time, and now we finally have it here. The Hero Xtreme 160 Stealth Edition may look like a mere cosmetic update with no changes to the mechanicals, but there are some extra features to boast about, along with the addition of a new colour.
The Hero Xtreme 160 Stealth edition does not get a long and heavy equipment list like the recently launched TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, but there is enough to keep you interested. The LCD digital instrument cluster now gets adjustable brightness settings — a welcome addition considering the negatively-lit LCD cluster was said to be difficult to read under bright sunlight. How well would it work though? We’ll have to wait for a road test to find that out. There’s also the addition of a gear position indicator, and an integrated USB charger under the handlebar.
Along with these the Stealth Edition also gets side-stand cutoff, auto sail technology that helps it glide at low speeds or in heavy traffic, hazard lights and LED turn indicators. One more bit that may not seem as important, but the Xtreme 160 offers a kick-start lever — a necessity gradually going into extinction but a welcome feature in case things go south.
There are no changes to the Hero Xtreme 160 Stealth Edition in this regard, which means it continues to be powered by a 163cc two-valve air-cooled engine producing 15bhp at 8500rpm and 14Nm of torque at 6500rpm. This engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox. The Xtreme gets a diamond frame chassis, and suspension duties are performed by 37mm telescopic forks from Showa at the front, while the rear gets a 7-step adjustable monoshock suspension. The Xtreme 160 Stealth Edition gets petal discs on both ends — a 276mm disc with single channel ABS at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear.
The Hero Xtreme 160 Stealth Edition will be offered in a sole dual-disc single-channel ABS variant, and is priced very closely to the Xtreme 100 Million Edition at Rs 1.16 lakh (ex-showroom). The Hero Xtreme 160 Stealth Edition goes against the recently updated TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Bajaj Pulsar NS 160, Suzuki Gixxer, and the Yamaha FZ S.