Hero MotoCorp has discontinued its two motorcycles in the 150cc segment, the Xtreme and Hunk. The company has also removed both the motorcycles from its official website. The reason behind the discontinuation of Xtreme and Hunk has not been confirmed but it is expected that the company might launch the BS4 version of both these motorcycles later. Earlier this month, the manufacturer had discontinued three commuter segment motorcycle- Hero HF Dawn, Hero Splendor iSmart & Hero Splendor Pro Classic.
The Xtreme and Hunk is powered by a 149.2cc engine producing 15.6 hp of power and 13.5 Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The Xtreme was available in two variants- single disc and double disc, while the Hunk was offered with disc brakes.
This raft of discontinuations by the company seem to be in sync with its larger plan of moving away from Honda-derived engine technology and develop its own technical know-how instead. Hero MotoCorp is planning to launch 6 new models by 2018 and will invest Rs 2,500 crore in the coming years. The investment will be made for new product development, phase-wise capacity installation and expansion at its Gujarat facility and the upcoming manufacturing plants at Andhra Pradesh & Bangladesh. In addition, the company also invested Rs 850 crore for a Research and Development (R&D) facility known as Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) at Jaipur some time back.
Hero Xtreme200S was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and is expected tobe the first self-developed product with a 2018 launch timeline. The Xtreme 200S will be powered by a 200c single-cylinder engine that could churns out around 19 hp of power and 17 Nm of torque.