Hero Motocorp has unveiled the XTreme 200S , XF3R, Splendor iSmart 110 and Duet-E at the 2016 Auto Expo . The iSmart 110 is an all-new motorcycle developed completely in-house by Hero Motocorp with 110cc TOD (torque-on-demand) engine. The XTreme 200 s is the naked sports bike showcasing Hero’s renewed focus on the premium segment. The XF3R is a street fighter design concept with the Duet-E is
Mr. Pawan Munjal, Chairman, MD & CEO, Hero MotoCorp, along with Hero Brand Ambassador Ranbir Kapoor unveiled the company’s future portfolio of bikes and scooters. Here’s more detail about the new products
The Splendor iSmart 110 is the first motorcycle developed entirely in-house by Hero’s own R&D team. The new bike is powered by a completely new engine chassis and frame. The bike has Hero’s i3S tech along with smart features.
The iSmart 110 is powered by an air cooled, single cylinder, 4-stroke 110cc engine, with peak power output of 9.1 PS at 7500 rpm and maximum torque of 9 Nm at 5500 rpm. The engine is mated to a four-speed gear box.
The modern form of the bike is designed to appeal to a larger audience, with a combination of muscular shoulders, chiseled waistline and a rakish face. According to Hero’s official release “the crisp, clean and contemporary look of the new bike, along with enhanced performance will be a surefire success with customers and take forward the legacy of the largest-selling motorcycle in the world”.
The Xtreme 200 S
The Xtreme 200 S is a muscular street fighter with enhanced performance and dynmics with rear mono suspension and modern safety features like ABS. Powered by an air cooled, single cylinder, 4-stroke 200cc engine, the bike delivers a maximum power of 18.6 PS at 8500 rpm and maximum torque of 17.2 Nm at 6000 rpm. The engine is mated to a five-speed gear box. Built on the strong diamond type chassis design, the Xtreme 200 S features rear mono suspension, front and rear disc brakes and LED lights.S is “shaped along the form of a ‘Cheetah’, the youthful appeal of Xtreme 200 S is further accentuated by aggressive styling elements. The compact packaging of mechanical elements like mono-shock, engine, footrest and muffler cover at the bottom signifies weight concentration at the base, further enhancing the formidable look of the motorcycle”.
The design of the bike is focused on providing a strong and powerful riding experience. There are styling elements like air vents in front cowl, tank-shroud and belly-pan for cooling and improved power. Effort has been made to focus the weight in front while adding a vertical flow towards the rear to create a harmonious synergy between body and mechanical elements.
The XF3R is a a glimpse into the future of Hero’s design and development philosophy for performance bikes is the ‘Design Concept Vehicle’ XF3R. Based On the concept of ‘Born to he Wild’, the XF3R is a Street Fighter motorcycle, with arresting design, powerful styling, and a mid-segment, high performance engine.
A combination of power and aggression, dynamic stance and grounded core, the XF3R exudes a modern and cutting edge character, giving it an edge over other bikes in this segment.
This balance of form and function is the essence of the XF3R, which will be reflected in future products in this category.
Following HMCL’s vision of ‘Greenovation’, the Duet-E is an electric scooter concept aimed at providing a comfortable, convenient and environment-friendly commuting option to discerning riders. Using the current electric vehicle technology, the R&D team at Hero MotoCorp has come up with a new design for an electric vehicle. The aesthetics of the scooter combine a white colour with flowing green graphics to give elegant and soothing overtones.
The Duet-E has been based on a current production series scooter, the Duet, to make it cost effective and enable engineers to build the vehicle within a realistic timeline. The scooter has been created in-keeping with the smart mobility needs of the future.
Pawan Munjal Chairman, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Hero MotoCorp Hero MotoCorp Ltd., the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, reiterated its commitment to engineering excellence with the unveiling of an exciting new range of products and concepts at the Auto Expo — The Motor Show 2016 today.