Hero MotoCorp unveils Xtreme 1.R concept at EICMA 2019

Two-wheeler manufacturer, Hero MotoCorp on Tuesday unveiled its future premium motorcycle range, Xtreme 1.R concept at the EICMA 2019 in Milan. 

The Xtreme 1.R boasts of an aggressive stance and ensures agile and responsive handling, as per the company statement.

Malo Le Masson, Head of Global Product Planning, Hero MotoCorp, said, “We are continuously innovating to enhance the customers’ riding experience. The Xtreme 1.R concept offers a glimpse into the future of Xtreme styling DNA, a concept packed with fun and bold styling. While the XPulse Rally-Kit is focused on youth across the Globe seeking the perfect machine to jump-start their rally racing potential.”

The Xtreme 1.R offers a sneak-peek at the next generation of the Xtreme brand. According to the company, it has a kerb weight of less than 140 kg, LED headlamp, and signature LED tail-lamp among other features.

As the company expanded its global footprint to almost 40 countries across Asia, Africa and South and Central America, it also revealed a Rally-Kit specifically developed for the acclaimed adventure motorcycle XPulse 200, integrating the learnings from its Dakar Rally experience. 

The company had showcased the XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T concepts in 2017 and 2018 editions of the motor show respectively. 

The new Rally-Kit for the XPulse 200 has been developed and tested at Hero MotoCorp's R&D hub – the Centre of Innovation & Technology (CIT) - in India. The kit consists of fully adjustable, taller front and rear suspension, flatter seat for easy position change while off-roading, extended gear pedal to suit off-road boots, handlebar risers or greater maneuverability while riding standing up, extended side stand for the additional ground clearance, front sprocket 12T, rear sprocket 40T for greater grunt, and rally tyres for relentless traction. 

Displaying its latest lineup of motorcycles at EICMA, Hero MotoCorp’s pavilion also showcased XPulse 200T, XPulse 200 Hunk 200R, Hunk 200S, Ignitor 125 and the Splendor iSmart. Underlining its focus on a diverse product offering across segments, the company showcased its new range of scooters – Duet 125, Dash 125 and Pleasure+ too.

Three special signature editions of Hunk 200S, XPulse 200T and Dash 125 were also on display.

According to the company, compliant with the stringent Euro-IV emission norms, these scooters and motorcycles meet the market demands in several geographies across the world.