In a recent interview, Hero MotoCorp Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Ravi Sud confirmed two new scooters for the Indian market in the next two months. However, Sud remained silent about the product names or any further details. “We will be launching two new scooters in the next two months leading up to the festive season,” Sud told news agency PTI. Going by the previous reports, the upcoming scooters are likely to be the Hero Dash 110 and Dare 125 that were first showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo.
Hero Dash 110
The Hero Dare 110, powered by a 111cc, force air cooled, 4-stroke engine with 8.5PS of peak power and 9.4 Nm of peak torque, entered production line in March 2015. The feature packed Hero Dash 110 will compete against the one of the highest selling scooters in the country, the Honda Activa.
The Hero Dash 110 is equipped with many firsts-in-the-segment features such as 12″ front wheel and 300 mm telescopic hydraulic suspension, LED rear tail lights, a single adjustable hydraulic shock absorber at the rear, key operated external Fuel lid, a service due indicator, side stand indicator, mobile charging socket, a digital-cum-analog meter console, dual tone mirrors, a large and illuminated under seat storage space, integrated braking system and tubeless tyres.
If the Dash 110 will compete against the Activa 110, the Dare will lock horns with the bigger 125cc Activa. Revealed at the 2014 Auto Expo, the Hero Dare is the first 125cc scooter from Hero Motocorp. The new scooter features a 124.6cc force air cooled engine with 9.38 bhp of peak power and 9.8 Nm of torque. The Dare will don aggressive looks, special wheel design – dual tone, digital console, sporty seating with textured seat, dual tone body, concealed choke, body painted brake caliper, full LED tail light, service due & side stand indicator and tubeless tyres.
It’s been a while since we saw a new scooters from Hero MotoCorp for in the Indian market and the Dash 110 and Dare might just be the products that the two-wheeler major requires to bump up its sales. The launch is scheduled around the festive season which is an ideal time to introduce these new products.. Now it all depends on how well does Hero MotoCorp prices these upcoming scooters. What price bracket would you want Hero MotoCorp to price these products? Share your ideas through the comments section below.
With inputs from PTI