On our second leg of this international undertaking, we explore Kathmandu before heading back into India and across to Bhutan
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.
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.
Hero MotoCorp are back at the EICMA and have a couple of interesting bikes on display including the radical Hero Xtreme 1.R Concept and the adventurous XPulse 200 Rally Kit.
Hero MotoCorp are India’s largest two-wheeler manufacturers, and they have now added another feather to their cap. [Read more…]
We heard second-hand Impulse hunters were flocking to dealerships to get their hands on the Xpulse 200. So, we got one to see if it actually fills the void left by the Impulse [Read more…]
Th Hero Pleasures Plus 110 is the first comprehensive makeover the Pleasure scooter has received since its launch. Hero call the updated model the Pleasure Plus and have worked on the scooter’s overall design and powertrain and even tweaked its suspension and chassis.
Hero Maestro Edge 125 is the new scooter launched by Hero MotoCorp along with the Hero Pleasure Plus. Last week we heard reports of the Aprilia Storm 125 that is arriving at dealerships. Let us see how they fare in the specification comparison.
The Hero Maestro Edge 125 is second 125-cc scooter from the stable, with the first being the Hero Destini 125 which was roll-out in October last year.