Hero Xtreme 200 S:Hero MotoCorp had unveiled the Xtreme 200 S at the 2016 Auto Expo and was expected to launch the production version of the concept bike at the 2018 edition. Fast forward to 2018 and Hero has announced that it will launch the new Xtreme 200 S on January 30 and will be showcasing the bike publicly at the Expo. The new Hero offering is expected to be priced around Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom) and will rival the likes of the TVS Apache RTR 200, Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 and the Yamaha FZ 25.The new Hero motorcycle, with sharper lines and creases, looks like an evolution over the Xtreme Sports. It will be equipped with a semi-digital instrument console. Powering the Xtreme 200 S will be an all-new 200cc, single-cylinder engine. The motor showcased at the 2016 Expo delivers 18.6PS of power at 8,500rpm and maximum torque of 17.2Nm at 6,000 rpm. We hope Hero engineers tune the powerplant for more grunt to take the fight to … [Read more...] about 2018 Auto Expo – What To Expect From Hero?
“The plan for 2017 was to revamp our bread-and-butter motorcycles. In 2018, we start focusing on performance bikes.” said Malo le Masson, global head of product planning at Hero MotoCorp. Ok, I may not be quoting him verbatim, but that’s the gist of the point Malo was trying to get across. That certainly is good news for enthusiasts, who’ve been craving more excitement from India’s largest two-wheeler maker for quite a while now. That said, the simple fact of life is that you don’t get to the top of sales charts by catering just to enthusiasts, and Hero’s commuter lineup has always been solid for that effect. So, when the company decided to completely revise three of its best selling products, you’d best believe that it means business. We got a chance to have a very small taste of them on a short ride on the roads outside Faridabad, and here are our first impressions. Hero Passion ProWhile Hero … [Read more...] about 2018 Hero Passion Pro, XPro, Super Splendor – First Ride Review
Hero has silently relaunched the HF Dawn bike in India with a sticker price of Rs. 37,400/- (ex-showroom, Orissa). The entry-level bike in Hero’s portfolio was discontinued in May 2017 and has been reintroduced for 2018. Hero’s official website lists the price only for the state of Orissa making us believe that the bike could be on sale only in that particular state, as of now.For 2018, the bike gets revised styling. The spoked wheels, front forks, engine and the pillion grab rail now come finished in black which makes the bike look a lot sportier than before. There are subtle graphics on the bike. Powering the 2018 HF Dawn is the same 100cc motor as before. The 97.2cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine produces 8.36 PS of power and 8.05 Nm of torque. This powertrain comes mated to a 4-speed gearbox.The vehicle sits on a tubular double cradle frame and is suspended via telescopic forks up front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. Braking duties are performed by a 130 mm … [Read more...] about 2018 Hero HF Dawn Launched, Priced At Rs. 37,400/-
The countdown to the most important automobile event in India, the 2018 Auto Expo has already started. Automobile manufacturers are readying their newer iterations as well as new gen models to debut at the Delhi Motor Show. Cars manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz, Renault and Mahindra have either sent official communication or dropped hints at what all cars will be shown at the 2018 Auto Expo. Here is a look at what we can expect from Hero MotoCorp at the Delhi Motor Show.Hero Xtreme 200SHero MotoCorp had showcased the Xtreme 200S at the previous iteration of the Delhi Motor Show in 2016. And now the company has started teaser campaign of the same, where the launch of the Xtreme 200S is believed to take place on January 30, 2018. The Hero Xtreme 200S, back then, was powered by a new 200cc air-cooled engine that develops 18.6PS at 8,500rpm and generates 17.2 Nm at 6,000rpm. If the specs will be retained or will see a tweak is something that we need to wait and watch. The Hero Xtreme 200S … [Read more...] about 2018 Auto Expo: Hero to showcase Xtreme 200S, XPulse and Dash scooter
TVS Motor Company launched the Victor Premium Edition at Rs 55,065 (ex-showroom, Delhi) in September 2017. The TVS Victor Premium Edition came with gold detailing on the engine casing, chrome details on the side panels, updated body graphics, and LED DRLs. And now the company has added two new colour options on the motorcycle, matte blue (with white) and silver (with red). Additionally it also gets chrome detailing on the visor and a dual tone beige seat. The TVS Victor Premium Edition is only an aesthetic update, and the mechanicals remain the same as the TVS Victor we have previously testedIn addition to the new colours, the TVS Victor Premium Edition is available with a disc brake and a variant in black colour with yellow graphics and red with gold graphics. It retains the same three-valve 110cc Ecothrust engine that puts out 9.6PS of power. The engine is pretty smooth and has a bigger CV carburetor than its predecessor, high capacity air filter and a tuned exhaust … [Read more...] about TVS Victor Premium edition gets new colours and features at Rs 55,890 in India