Hero MotoCorp, sometime after separated from Honda, is finally working on to come develop its own engine technologies. Economic Times recently reported that India’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer is planning to come up with its own engines with cooperation from AVL, Austria. Hero MotoCorp will be seen working with AVL to develop “internal capabilities” for engine technologies.
Pawan Munjal, MD & CEO Hero MotoCorp said,”We have tied up with AVL to develop our in-house capabilities in engine technologies. A team from our R&D division is already in Austria. Our team is also working in close coordination with AVL ITC (India Technical Centre) based in Gurgaon. The team is working on a few options across motorcycles and scooters.” This tie-up with AVL means that Hero MotoCorp can now come up with new engines for Indian bikes without having to look at other manufacturers. “We would be developing engines of all sizes to make new products and also refurbish the existing product lines. Gradually we will develop our own full-scale R&D facility to make products for global market on our own. The multiple technology and engineering would leapfrog to the next level even as we internally enhance our R&D to make products for trans-continental markets,” Munjal added. This all also means that the Indian manufacturer will be seen working on engines beyond the 100-223cc range.