149.1cc Air cooled,
4-stroke single cylinder, OHC
13.5hp @ 8000rpm
12.8Nm @ 5000rpm
Swing arm with
adjustable shock absorber
Drum (Optional Disc)
people who want a bike that can take them from one point to another without
asking for much, and then there are people who want a set of wheels that can
make heads turn or make hearts stop with their performance. But recently there
has been a new sect of people who are somewhere in the middle, who want a bit
of both worlds. This has resulted in the shift in focus towards the 150cc
segment. Making their entry in this segment is Hero MotoCorp and what better to
show up with a bang than calling their product the 'Achiever 150'!
new Achiever 150 will remind you quite a lot of the older version of the bike.
While this may be liked by some for the nostalgia it brings along, others might
call it somewhat dated. Say what you want but the new Achiever definitely looks
smart and bold, the solid color with minimalistic graphics gives it a clean
look. The headlamp also looks sharp along with the new side indicators. The
tail-lamp is a looker for sure. The Achiever comes in three colors - Noble
Black, Fiery Red and Valor Grey.
looks would be debated upon, the performance is no doubt solid! It houses a 150
cc engine that is now BSIV compliant and produces 13.5hp and 12.8Nm of torque.
Though we only got to ride the bike on a small track made of some uneven stones
at the IG Stadium, it was apparent to me that this bike can perform when asked
to. Give it the slightest hint that you want to go fast and it will comply
readily. The peak power & torque come not too far towards the end so you
can be sure that this bike can save you in traffic conditions and when you need
to perform that quick overtake. Although when you cross the 60kmph mark the
acceleration is not the same as it is in the lower speeds but that is not too
much of a problem. Both the tyres are tubeless which is good but we wished that
the rear tyre was a bit beefier to provide some more grip as the bike seemed to
float and slip a little when taking sharp corners at high speeds.
packed a few things in the Achiever 150 that make it a standout in the 150cc
segment. These include Automatic Headlight On (AHO) which automatically
switches on the headlamp which can save people from a lot of accidents at night,
especially around the corners. The second feature is Hero's i3S. It stands for
Idle Smart Stop System and has been seen on previous Hero bikes like - the
Splendor iSmart and Passion Pro . This feature helps in saving fuel as it
switches off your engine if it is left idle for more than five seconds and then
brings it back to life the moment you pull the clutch. The third handy feature
is a side stand indicator which lights up if you have your side stand popped
open. I am sure we have seen countless people driving with the stand open
(probably have been one of them as well) and this can hopefully minimise that
The fit and
finish of the meter console can only be described as 'neat'! The black plastic
on our black Achiever seemed to complement each other. The signs painted in a
dark orange color were also pleasing to look at. The console has two big
analogue dials for speed and rpm. There is also an analogue fuel indicator.
The new Hero
Achiever 150 offers you subtle looks, performance that can satisfy the teen in
you and features that make total sense in a country like ours. It also comes at
a luring price point of Rs 61,800 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the drum brake
variant and the 240mm front disc version only costs Rs 1000 more and is totally
worth the price. The Achiever truly reflects the experience and knowledge that
Hero has when it comes to the Indian two-wheeler segment.
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