two-wheeler manufacturer in India Hero MotoCorp demonstrated its technological
prowess by showcasing several new models at the Auto Expo.
Hero Hastur , an all-new 620-cc motorcycle promises to shake-up the
middleweight motorcycle segment with its lean, nimble and powerful appeal. The
Hastur comes with a water-cooled parallel twin engine that delivers the power
of 79bhpPS @ 9600 rpm. This power delivery comes from a new and very compact
powerplant that serves as a stressed member of the chassis for optimum mass
centralisation to give best in class handling and manoeuvrability. The unique
design features with auto style power transfer to give best fuel economy,
advanced cylinder head and combustion design for reduced emissions.
Hastur makes an aggressive style statement with its street fighter looks and
the minimalistic bodywork strips it to performance essentials to showcase big
sticky tyres, performance suspension and brakes, geodesic tubular chassis, and
a powerful engine. With all this and much more, this motorcycle is ready to
respond to the athletic rider’s every desire like nothing ever ridden before.
Hero iON is an environment-friendly Hydrogen-fuel cell vehicle concept
electronic, ion has a hydrogen fuel cell in the centre structure, as well as
advanced batteries and super capacitors to smooth energy needs of braking and
acceleration. The batteries use an advanced Li - Air technology that has
extremely high energy density since they use oxygen from the air instead of
storing in an oxidizer internally. Airy, open wheels contain the rotor
component of hubless electric traction motors that uses magnetic levitation
technology that works on zero friction. When needed, they double up as
light finger-touch controls the handle grip. The steering is through a rotating
front and rear wheel and suspension systems around the pivots that are mounted
on the power module. Multi-axis gyros and accelerometers maintain the stability
at all times. All-directional sensors for VSA (Vehicle Situational Awareness)
keep track of the surrounding traffic flow and make corrections to the PBS
systems as needed.
advanced suspension system, called the m-link, utilises magnetorheological
damping which adapts to the road condition real time using several on-board
sensors. These sensors continuously vary the power of electromagnet that
controls the damping characteristics of the suspension system.
basic vehicle information is available in the compact instrument cluster, but
full information and communication is transmitted to the rider’s helmet. VSA
system overrides any lower priority communications when traffic density becomes
SimplEcity is the first electric motorcycle from an Indian company. The all-new
SimplEcity, the lightweight urban electric motorcycle, reiterates Hero
MotoCorp’s commitment to efficient, reliable personal transportation for a
revolutionary SimplEcity promises to offer an efficient and reliable intra-city
travel experience to the urban commuters. By keeping weight to a minimum of 35
kg and designing every system for optimum performance in city conditions, Hero
has created a whole new segment of motorcycles for a cleaner and greener
SimplEcity comes with innovative features, such a removable battery pack for
the convenience of recharging. Another innovation is the dashboard that is
delivered through the rider’s smart phone through the free SimplEcity
application. This can be achieved by conveniently mounting the phone on the
handlebars. The “walk’ mode lets rider roll it effortlessly when you walk or
gives it a push if taken upstairs.
100-cc ‘Splendor Pro Classic’: Having an
irresistible blend of vintage and young styling, Hero MotoCorp’s flagship brand
comes in a new version as the all-new 100-cc Splendor Pro Classic. It offers a
distinct riding experience by taking you back in time with its cafe racer
styling, including the new handle bar, classic round headlight and tail light,
cafe racer cowl and added chrome parts such as the front and rear fenders,
winkers, suspension cover and the round shape rear view mirrors. The
perfectly-styled Splendor Classic is powered by a 100cc Air cooled, 4-stroke
single cylinder OHC, producing maximum torque of 8.04 Nm @ 4500 rpm.
100-cc “Passion Pro TR”
all-new 100-cc Passion Pro TR offers an adventurous ride to young Indian bikers
with its ability to take them off the conventional roads. The Passion Pro
TR offers an exciting off-pavement ride
capacity with its host of new external features that includes on-off tyres,
sturdier handlebars with cross brace, high front fender, hugger front fender,
headlight grill , hand guards for added protection, bash plate and fuel tank
pads. Adding extra punch to the styling are the all new colours and
the global leader in two-wheelers, we have been challenging the routine and
the conventional. Our new motto is to
drive change through path-breaking innovations. With our finger on the pulse of
the youth, we are therefore developing products that will cater to customers
around the world, both in the near and long-term. We have now successfully
developed an ecosystem of technology research & development that is designed
to think beyond the obvious and deliver future-ready mobility solutions. The
all-new 620-cc Hastur, which will likely mark our foray into the superbike
segment, and the futuristic SimplEcity and ion concept bikes showcase the shape
of things to come from this ecosystem, ” said Pawan Munjal, Managing Director
& Chief Executive Officer, Hero MotoCorp.
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