Hero MotoCorp, India’s leading
motorcycle manufacturer unveiled a spate of two-wheelers at the 13th
Auto Expo in New Delhi. It unveiled the Splendor iSmart 110, the first all-new
motorcycle developed completely in-house, with 110cc tod (torque-on-demand)
engine. Also unveiled was the Xtreme 200 S, the naked sports bike showcasing
Hero’s renewed focus on the premium segment. Others included the XF3R that has a and Duet-E, an Electric Scooter Concept.
“I’m pleased to unveil
Splendor iSmart 110, the first motorcycle to have been developed completely
in-house by Hero’s own R&D team, thereby carrying forward the legacy of
Splendor - the largest selling bike in the world. After achieving a significant
milestone in our solo journey last year with the successful launch of the first
of our in-house developed scooters, we are now setting sights on developing
smarter products for a global audience. As the market leader, we have also been
ushering in a new era of green manufacturing and developing greener solutions
for future mobility. The range of new products and concepts on display here at
the Auto Expo is reflective of our vision to be a global mobility power house with
a range of environment-friendly two-wheelers,” said Pawan Munjal, Chairman,
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Hero MotoCorp
“At our new Global Centre for
Innovation and Technology in Jaipur, our R&D team is constantly engaged in
not only extending the range of our current product offerings, but also focused
on developing newer performance oriented products in keeping with global
trends. With these new products, combined with our current winning range, we
are confident of staying ahead and guiding the industry trends,” he added.
All-new Splendor iSmart 110
The Splendor iSmart 110 is the
first motorcycle developed entirely in-house by Hero’s own R&D team. The
new bike is powered by a completely new engine chassis and frame. The bike has
Hero’s intuitive i3S technology at its core and is loaded with smart features
which integrate seamlessly to make the riding experience simpler, more
efficient and enjoyable.
Having set new industry
benchmarks in technological innovation and fuel efficiency with the previous
iSmart, the new Splendor iSmart 110cc is the latest in line of the legendary
Powered by an air cooled,
single cylinder, 4-stroke 110cc engine, the bike delivers a maximum power of
9.1 PS at 7500 rpm and maximum torque of 9 Nm at 5500 rpm. The engine is mated
to a four-speed gear box.
The modern form of the bike is
designed to appeal to a larger audience, with a combination of muscular
shoulders, chiseled waistline and a rakish face. The crisp, clean and
contemporary look of the new bike, along with enhanced performance will be a
surefire success with customers and take forward the legacy of the
largest-selling motorcycle in the world.
The Xtreme 200 S
Showcasing a directional
guidance to future products in the super premium category, HMCL unveiled the
new Xtreme 200 S. A powerful, muscular and dynamic bike, the Xtreme 200 S comes
packed with enhanced performance and assured riding capabilities with rear mono
suspension and modern safety features like ABS.
Shaped along the form of a
‘Cheetah’, the youthful appeal of Xtreme 200 S is further accentuated by
aggressive styling elements. The compact packaging of mechanical elements like
mono-shock, engine, footrest and muffler cover at the bottom signifies weight
concentration at the base, further enhancing the formidable look of the
The design of the bike is
focused on providing a strong and powerful riding experience. The conscious
adaptation of features like air vents in front cowl, tank-shroud and belly-pan
enhance cooling and improve the power of the engine. Effort has been made to
focus the weight in front while adding a vertical flow towards the rear to
create a harmonious synergy between body and mechanical elements.
Powered by an air cooled,
single cylinder, 4-stroke 200cc engine, the bike delivers a maximum power of
18.6 PS at 8500 rpm and maximum torque of 17.2 Nm at 6000 rpm. The engine is
mated to a five-speed gear box. Built on the strong diamond type chassis
design, the Xtreme 200 S features rear mono suspension, front and rear disc
brakes and LED lights.
Providing a glimpse into the
future of Hero’s design and development philosophy for performance bikes is the
‘Design Concept Vehicle’ – XF3R. Based on the concept of ‘Born to be Wild’, the
XF3R is a Street Fighter motorcycle, with arresting design, powerful styling,
and a mid-segment, high performance engine.
A combination of power and
aggression, dynamic stance and grounded core, the XF3R exudes a modern and
cutting edge character, giving it an edge over other bikes in this segment.
This balance of form and
function is the essence of the XF3R, which will be reflected in future products
in this category.
Following HMCL’s vision of
‘Greenovation’, the Duet-E is an electric scooter concept aimed at providing a
comfortable, convenient and environment-friendly commuting option to discerning
riders. This concept highlights the company’s commitment to providing
future-ready, mobility solutions based on alternate energy sources.
Using the current electric
vehicle technology, the R&D team at Hero MotoCorp has come up with a new
design for an electric vehicle, perfectly suited for intercity commute. The
aesthetics of the scooter combine a white colour with flowing green graphics to
give elegant and soothing overtones.
The Duet-E has been based on a
current production series scooter, the Duet, to make it cost effective and
enable engineers to build the vehicle within a realistic timeline. The scooter
has been created in-keeping with the smart mobility needs of the future.
Source: Hero MotoCorp