MotoCorp has become the first two-wheeler manufacturer in the country to
receive the BS-VI certification for a two-wheeler. Hero MotoCorp received the
Type Approval Certificate from International Centre for Automotive Technology
(ICAT) for the Splendor iSmart motorcycle, after it was successfully tested for
compliance to the BS-VI emission norms.
BS-VI compliant motorcycle has been designed and developed in-house, at the
Company’s R&D hub, the Center of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur,
Rajasthan. Following the Type Approval process - in which a manufacturer is
required to build a prototype and get it tested and certified from any of the
government approved test agencies - ICAT, ARAI or GARC - the manufacturer is
eligible to start the manufacturing of the certified model.
norms come into effect from April 1, 2020 deadline. The Company has the
technological prowess for meeting the BS-VI norms and will now be gearing up to
make its large portfolio of motorcycles and scooters BS-VI compliant.
Tyagi, Director - ICAT said, “We congratulate Hero MotoCorp for becoming the
country’s first two-wheeler manufacturer to get the BS-VI certification. The
Type Approval Certificate was issued to the Company’s Splendor iSmart
motorcycle that has been developed and manufactured indigenously by Hero
MotoCorp. Last year ICAT issued the country’s first approval for BS-VI norms
for Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) segment also. The BS-VI emission standards
are much more elaborate in their scope and integrate substantial changes to
existing emission standards ensuring cleaner products to the consumer.”
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