Hero Thriller 160R
৳ 189,990 – ৳ 199,990
Specification: Hero Thriller 160R
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The Hero Thriller 160R is probably the most anticipated bike of Bangladesh of the year 2021. The Hero Xtreme 150 was one of the most sought-after bikes of its time. This bike received most of its popularity due to its stylish design and powerful engine.
But after Hero took away the Xtreme 150 they did not bring any naked sport to the market. However, after years of R&D and market research, Hero brought the Hero Xtreme 160R to India. But Hero decided to give the Bangladeshi version of the bike a different name, which is why the Indian Hero Xtreme 160R is the Bangladeshi Hero Thiller 160R.
Hero MotoCorp is one of the biggest motorcycle manufacturers in India and the South Asian region. Hero has been ruling the commuter segment of motorcycles in Bangladesh for quite some time. The Hero Hunk (previously Hero Honda Hunk) is a very special bike to most people of Bangladesh due to its muscular design. HERO does business in Bangladesh through Niloy Hero Bangladesh Limited. Since the split with Honda Motors, Hero has been trying to hit the commuter segment and not focus much on the sports segment, but the Hero Thriller 160R is their redemption.
Hero Thriller 160R – Aggressive Streetfighter
The all-new Hero Thriller 160R machine is part of the Hero product line. It will be available in 2020. This machine was introduced after the success of Thriller Sports 150. The machine is packed with features that provide a better solution to the 160cc segment. Hero profiled the new Thriller160R as a compact streetfighter that features all-new naked-street features.
It’s a compact, muscular and well-built street-naked motorcycle. It has a completely new exterior and ergonomics, which are unmatched by any other model in the series. This headlamp was completely new and featured an LED DRL and multi-pit LED lamp.
The ODO mounted on the head-top is digital and features an Inverted LCD Console. The entire cluster can be loaded with digital parameters and gadgets. The tail, which matches the head, is also compact. The H-Signed LED taillamp is aggressively designed with an all-LED blinker arrangement. The lamp also features hazard lights.
The new Thriller 160R has a compact body profile and a large metal fuel tank. The tank is covered in plastic shrouds, which extend to the middle and are joined by side panels. The seat is made of one piece but is separated by the 3-D curves. The grab rail, which is integrated with the panel back, can also be used in conjunction.
The new Thriller 160R is compact in its overall design. The same exhaust can also be used as a matching unit. It is bold but compact. The bike’s muscular profile is highlighted by this exhaust. The rests are well-designed, well-matched, and sporty.
The Hero Thriller 160R is a 160cc naked sportbike. The bike has technology-filled to compensate for the absence of Hero over the last few years. The Hero comes with single-channel ABS, LED light setup, great handlebar geometry, and extremely sporty exhaust. The overall design factor of the bike will make the riders have butterflies in their stomach.
The Hero Thriller 160R comes with a full LED light setup. The headlight has a dual step LED setup, which may not have the best projection, but is expected to be quite enough for the long haul. The LED taillight has a very minimalistic but noticeable design. The indicators of the bike are quite minimalistic and good-looking. The light setup makes the bike all the more attractive.
The Hero Thriller 160R comes with a 7-step adjustable rear suspension. The pre-load rear suspension will give the rider utmost comfort. The bike also comes with fuel injection, which allows the bike to has a smooth engine and good fuel economy.
The bike comes in three different colors. They are:
The bike has a very clean look with almost no decals at all.
The Hero Thriller 160R is a large bike. But it has a seat height of 790mm, which is suitable for riders above 5’3” and below 5’9”, but the riders beyond that height might find it a bit difficult to ride on. The bike also has a ground clearance of 168mm, which is very suitable for Bangladesh. It also has a tank of 12liters, which ensures that the rider doesn’t run out of fuel very often in long rides.
The Hero Thriller 160R has length, width, height, and weight of 2000mm, 765mm, 1080mm, and 148kg respectively. The bike is a bit on the heavier side, which will ensure good stability but will also be very tiring to be in traffic with. The bike has a wheelbase of 1340mm, which is perfect for cornering.
Engine and Transmission:
The Hero Thriller 160R comes with a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 2-valve, and 162cc engine. The engine is fuel injected and air-cooled. The engine pumps out around 14.8BHP of power at 8000rpm and 14Nm of torque at 6500rpm. Due to the fuel injection, the bike is expected to be quite efficient. It is expected to have an economy of around 42kmpl combined.
The Hero Thriller 160R has a wet multi-plate clutch system. It has a 5-speed gearbox, which is not ideal for a 160cc bike but can be accepted. The bike is expected to have a top speed of around 125-130kmph.
Brakes, Suspensions, and Wheels:
The Hero Thriller 160R has both a dual disc variant and a drum variant brake setup. The front disc is 276mm and the rear has a 220mm disc or a 130mm drum. The front brake has an ABS, which is a great addition for a bike of this price. The rear brake of the bike comes in two different variants, but it can be expected that the disc will perform better than the drum.
The Hero Thriller 160R has upside-down telescopic forks at the front and a 7-step adjustable mono-shock at the rear. The front forks will perform well which will allow the riders to corner and get past most speedbumps of Bangladesh comfortably. The rear suspension will also allow the rider to ride comfortably throughout the country.
The Hero Thriller 160R has alloy wheels. The front and rear wheels have 100/80, and 130/70 tires respectively. The front tire is perfect for the bike. However, the rear tire would have been better and performed at the top of its class if it was 140 sections. The overall tire setup may not be perfect, but it is enough.
The Hero Thriller 160R is a great bike, but like every great bike, it also has its advantages and drawbacks.
The Hero Thriller 160R is targeted at the youth. The young university goers and the fresh graduates riding to their offices on this bike will have great impressions. The bike is very suitable for young riders. This bike will be okay for beginners, but will not be very good for short people. This is a great bike for the overall young generation of Bangladesh.
The Hero Thriller 160R has a few strong competitors in the market with a stronger customer community. The competitions are:
- Bajaj NS160
- TVS Apache RTR 4V DD.
- Honda Hornet 160.
- Haojue DR160.
Overall, the Hero Thriller 160R is here to storm the market and to make its stance firm. The features and specifications of the bike are enough to make it one of the top members of the 160cc segment. The Hero Thriller 160R is here to give a thrill to its riders and it might end up doing that better than anyone else.