In a spate of unveilings today and sending a shockwave across the two wheeler market particularly with the HX250R, Hero Motocorp also unveiled the Hero Leap Hybrid Scooter.
Powered by lithium-ion batteries, the Hero Leap is mated to a 8kw Permanent Magnet AC (PMAC) Electric Traction Motor with an on-board generator set that is powered by a new fuel injected 124cc engine that delivers max torque of 6nm right from 0 rpm. Hero claims that the flat acceleration curve is better than other petrol scooters in the market. The top speed is an impressive 100 kph albeit while running with the range extender.
A heavy duty fibre reinforced toothed belt transfers power from the motors to the rear wheel. The belt is claimed to adjustment and maintenance free and designed to last till the life of the vehicle.
Held together by a steel tubular frame, the battery and traction motor are positioned lower for better COG and handling. The swingarm is mounted directly to the electric motor case pivot eliminating tension on the belt during suspension travel.
The Hero Leap comes with an FEA (Finite Element Analysis) wheel design is stated to be lightweight while at the same time offering better load carrying capacity and handling. Braking duties are handled by a multi-piston 240mm disc braking system at the front in addition to the regenerative braking offered by the traction motor. At the rear is a conventional 130mm drum brake.
The lighting systems are complete LED with the headlight being offered with a Hi/Low beam in a single projector.
Now that looks an impressive tech-laden scoot. Hero Leap Technical Specifications in detail as below:
|Type||A serial hybrid scooter powered by lithium-ion batteries and an 8kW electric traction motor with an on-board generator set powered by an extremely efficient all new 124cc engine.|
|Transmission||Belt drive, direct from motor to rear wheel|
|Suspension||Front: Telescopic Hydraulic Shock AbsorbersRear: Unit Swing with spring loaded hydraulic dampers|
|Brakes||Front: 240 mm Dia Disc Rear: 130 mm Dia. Drum|
|Wheel and Tyres||Front: 13 x 2.50, Alloy wheel with 110 / 70 x 13 tyre Rear: 11 x 3.50 , Alloy wheel with 120 / 70 x 11 tyre|
|Battery||Lithium Ion Battery|
|Head lamp||LED type|
|Position Lamp||LED type|
|Tail / stop lamp||LED type|
|Ground clearance||140 mm|
|Kerb weight||140 kgs|
|Fuel tank capacity||3 Ltrs ( Min )|
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