India is one of the biggest market for two wheeler manufacturers. Over the years, trend of motorcycles has changed a lot. Many use it for long distance touring and road trips. There are several manufacturers who have even introduced purpose built motorcycles. Hero for example in known for commuter segment motorcycles but, they also have an premium adventure tourer XPulse. Many international two-wheeler brands like Ducati, BMW, Triumph, Benelli and many more are also available in the Indian market. These motorcycles are different from regular commuter motorcycles. One of the major difference is the power and the other is size. Here we have a set of images that compares the size of a Ducati Multistrada and a regular Hero Xtreme 160R.
The image is simply how different both the motorcycle look. The Only common thing that one could see on the bikes is the colour. Both motorcycles have a Red and Black dual tone shade. Ducati Multistrada V4S is a massive motorcycle. It is an adventure tourer motorcycle. It is only when you park it next to a regular motorcycle, you realise how big it is.
The Hero Xtreme which is a humble premium commuter motorcycle looks too small in front of the Multistrada. The massive front fairing with a small beak twin headlamp setup and a large fly screen. The hero Xtreme 160R on the other hand is a naked street premium commuter with a small LED headlamp setup. High-end adventure tourer motorcycles are large in size and the side profile of these motorcycles give a clear idea on how large can that actually be.
The size difference is a lot more evident from the side profile. It won’t be wrong to say that Hero Xtreme looks half the size of Multistrada. It looks so small that one can easily hide the Hero Xtreme behind Multistrada and one might not even notice it. Hero Xtreme as mentioned above is a humble city commuter premium motorcycles. It is built for city riding conditions. In city, riding a large motorcycles can be a task for many riders due to its dimensions and larger turning radius.
Hero Xtreme is a lightweight motorcycle in comparison to Multistrada V4S. Long road trips or adventure road trips is where the Ducati shines. It was developed for such riding conditions and it does the same without breaking a sweat. Hero Xtreme 160R on the other can be used for road trips but, it won’t be able to do it in the way that Ducati would do.
In fact, in this picture, Hero Xtreme actually looks like a kids motorcycles or a bike that is parked next to a motorcycles. Multistrada V4S is priced at Rs 23 lakh, ex-showroom. Hero Xtreme 160R costs around Rs 1.16 lakh, ex-showroom. The Hero Xpulse is powered by a 163 cc, air-cooled, single cylinder engine that generates 15.2 Ps and 14 Nm of torque. Ducati Multistrada V4S is powered by a 1158cc, V4 Granturismo engine. It generates 169 Ps and 129 Nm of peak torque. Multistrada comes with a long list of features and is also the first motorcycle in the segment to get adaptive cruise control feature.