It has emerged that Hero Motocorp is finally close to coming up with its own set of independently developed motors to power its motorcycles. These engines would make their public debut next year and the entry level 100cc motor is likely to arrive first.
Anil Dua, senior vice-president for marketing and sales, Hero Motocorp, recently confirmed that his company has “successfully” tested the upcoming set of engines. It is being said that the upcoming set of engines would comprise of 100cc, 110cc and 250cc motors.
Hero is also planning to launch its first indigenously developed motorcycle next year. This motorcycle could be unveiled at the upcoming 2014 India Auto Expo, which will be held in February next year. Hero would replace all its products with Honda origin with in-house developed models before the end of 2016.
Hero has already confirmed that some of the upcoming products would have inputs from Eric Buell Racing and it would be interesting to see if these products would successfully replace the current Hero models.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the upcoming Hero engines and models.