Hero Xtreme 125R Launched: Top 10 Highlights To Watch Out For

Hero Xtreme 125R Launched: Top 10 Highlights To Watch Out For

Featured Stories by Team Drivio | 31 Jan 2024

The new Hero Xtreme 125R enters the 125cc segment with some standout highlights that make it a serious contender against the competition.

  • Aggressive streetfighter styling gives it a muscular and youthful look
  • Packed with premium features like LED headlamp, digital console
  • Powered by a refined 125cc engine promising performance and efficiency

The Hero Xtreme 125R comes loaded with several interesting features that make it stand out. Here are the top 10 highlights to watch out for in the new Hero Xtreme 125R:

1. Aggressive Streetfighter Design

The styling is arguably the Xtreme 125R's biggest highlight. It gets a very radical design that gives it a muscular streetfighter stance. The LED headlamp, beefy fuel tank, split seats and fat tires make it look a lot bigger than a 125cc bike. The sharp styling helps it stand out against conservative 125cc commuters.

2. Powerful 124.7cc Engine

At the heart sits a 124.7cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. This motor has been specially tuned to deliver class-leading power and torque figures - 12hp power and 11Nm torque, enabling quick accelerations. The engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission.

Engine124.7cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled
Fuel Tank12 litres

3. Segment-First Dual Channel ABS

The Xtreme 125R raises the safety quotient by offering dual-channel ABS as standard across variants. This technology ensures stable braking by preventing wheel lockup during hard braking. ABS will give riders more confidence to push the bike's limits.

4. Beefy Suspension Hardware

Suspension duties are handled by meaty telescopic forks up front and a 7-step adjustable mono-shock at the rear. The hardware equips the bike to handle bad roads easily and promises a pliant ride quality even with a pillion. The setup complements the sporty character of the bike.

5. Segment-First USD Forks

In a first for any Indian 125cc motorcycle, the Xtreme 125R will be offered with premium USD (upside-down) front forks in the range-topping variant. USD forks offer superior stiffness and feel while absorbing bumps efficiently. This makes the handling more confident and engaging.

6. Biggest in Class 12-Litre Fuel Tank

The new Xtreme 125R is equipped with the biggest fuel tank in its segment, with a 12-litre capacity. The huge fuel tank allows riders to go longer between fill-ups. A bigger fuel range means fewer stops during long rides out of the city.

7. Sporty Design Elements

Design highlights like the split step-up seat, silver panels, black alloy wheels and LED taillight give the Xtreme 125R a very sporty and aggressive look. The styling makes it look a lot more premium than its price tag. The bike will appeal to young riders looking for head-turning looks.

8. Feature Packed

Despite its aggressive pricing, Hero has equipped the Xtreme 125R with a bunch of notable features. These include an all-LED lighting setup, LCD display with Bluetooth connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation and dual riding modes. These features enhance the overall ride experience.

9. Aggressive Pricing

Hero has priced the Xtreme 125R very competitively, undercutting the TVS Raider 125 significantly. The affordable pricing makes it an extremely value-for-money proposition. You get premium styling and features without having to spend a lot.

10. Tough Road Ahead For TVS Raider 125

With its stylish design, segment-leading features and expected peppy performance, the Xtreme 125R is a strong rival to the TVS Raider 125's dominance. The Hero's radical styling gives it an edge in terms of looks. Overall the Xtreme 125R seems to have the ingredients to take on the Raider.


The Hero Xtreme 125R 2024 edition clearly seems to be one of Hero's most exciting launches for the 125cc category. It manages to undercut its rivals substantially while offering equal or better specs. The X-factor remains the head-turning design that is completely new for any Hero bike. It will be interesting to see if the Xtreme 125R can challenge the TVS Raider 125's supremacy when it hits showrooms.