Hero iON gives us an exciting glimpse into the future, and demonstrates Hero’s beliefs and commitment to the endless road of motorcycling and personal transport.
All electronic, ion has a hydrogen fuel cell in the center structure, as well as advanced batteries and super capacitors to smooth energy needs of braking and acceleration. The batteries use an advanced Li – Air technology that has extremely high energy density since they use oxygen from the air instead of storing in an oxidizer internally. Airy, open wheels contain the rotor component of hubless electric traction motors that uses magnetic levitation technology that works on zero friction. When needed, they double up as brakes.
ion’s light finger-touch controls the handle grip. The steering is through a rotating front and rear wheel and suspension systems around the pivots that are mounted on the power module. Multi-axis gyros and accelerometers maintain the stability at all times. All-directional sensors for VSA (Vehicle Situational Awareness) keep track of the surrounding traffic flow and make corrections to the PBS systems as needed.
Its highly advanced suspension system, called the m-link, utilizes magnetorheological damping which adapts to the road condition real time using several on-board sensors. These sensors continuously vary the power of electromagnet that controls the damping characteristics of the suspension system.
Core basic vehicle information is available in the compact instrument cluster, but full information and communication is transmitted to the rider’s helmet. VSA system overrides any lower priority communications when traffic density becomes significant. The Hero ion welcomes you to the whole new green motorcycling experience.