We rode, what is perhaps, Hero Motocorp’s most important new motorcycle model – the Hero Passion Pro 110 BS6 at the CIT – the company’s research, development and testing facility located in Jaipur.
The Hero brand is synonymous with two-wheelers in India and is the world's largest two-wheeler manufacturer. By 2018 they had already sold over 7.5 crore two-wheelers and reported annual sales of 75,87,130 units between April 2017-March 2018. The auto major has one of the widest networks in India, with more than 6,000 dealerships and touch-points across the country.
The company was established by Mr Brijmohan Lall Munjal and was a joint venture with Honda of Japan. This alliance ended in 2010 as the two companies parted ways and became arch rivals in the Indian two-wheeler space. As of 2018, Hero have eight manufacturing plants across the globe. The five Indian facilities are located at Haridwar in Uttarakhand; Gurgaon and Dharuhera in Haryana; Neemrana in Rajasthan; Vadodara in Gujarat; and the newly made Sri City facility in Andhra Pradesh. Hero also have international manufacturing plants situated in Villa Rica in Colombia, and Jessore in Bangladesh. The company also has its R&D centre located on the outskirts of Jaipur.
Emission norms have reduced the number of contenders in the 160-cc motorcycle segment, particularly in the naked category. [Read more…]
We got to kick some dust riding the Hero Xpulse 200 Rally Kit edition on Hero Motocorp’s specially built off-road testing grounds at CIT, Jaipur.
Complying to BS6 norms has definitely made motorcycles more expensive thanks to their further advanced emission control equipment with precious metals lining the catalytic converters, so, here is a list of the best BS6 bikes under Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom) [Read more…]
With BS VI norms taking effect in the coming month, the Hero Pleasure scooter will not a part of Hero MotoCorp’s line-up [Read more…]
Hero Motocorp entre the rapidly growing 160-cc motorcycle segment with the 2020 Hero Xtreme 160R. Here’s our first impression of the bike after a short ride at their Centre of Innovation in Jaipur.
Hero MotoCorp hosted their Hero XTracks off-road riding event in Kolkata for Xpulse 200 owners and the event attracted over 250 riders.
The 2020 Hero Splendor iSmart comes with a 110-cc BS VI compliant, fuel-injected engine which makes marginally more torque than before.