Hero Motocorp, at a much awaited media conference in Delhi – NCR, has announced as many as 10 new products for the Indian two-wheeler market. After its split from Hero, this is the first such conference from Hero Motocorp, where the two-wheeler giant has aggressively announced its roadmap for the Indian bike market.
We are reporting live from the media event in Delhi, and on stage we see a whole bunch of motorcycles and scooters. These five products, are essentially upgrades of the current models and include the new Karizma, new Karizma ZMR, Pleasure, CBZ Xtreme and the Splendor ismart featuring the stop/start technology.
This exercise has virtually refreshed the entire product range of Hero Motocorp on sale in India. All the refreshed versions boast additional features and new technology to offer more value to the customers. The 15 new products will be launched at the same time over the next couple of months. New prices for the products will be announced at the time of launch.
The company will also be showcasing its brand new platform for a new range of products at the Auto Expo in February.
“Innovation, technology, youth and speed are the key buzzwords at the new Hero. It has just been two years since we commenced our solo journey and in such a short time, we have made significant upgradation of our existing line-up, incorporating next generation technology and features,” Pawan Munjal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hero MotoCorp, said during the launch.
The new range of refreshed models includes the new Splendor iSmart with i3S tecnhology (acronym for idle stop and start system), Pleasure scooter now gets an integrated braking system like the Honda CBS and the new 150cc Xtreme gets an electronic immobilizer. The Karizma and ZMR also gets refreshed, with a twin projector headlamp setup. Inspired with the EBR racing motorcycles, the bike may also go for some more powerful engines from the EBR family. More details about the new ZMR can be found here.
In the commuter segment, the 100cc HF Dawn and HF Deluxe will get side stand indicator and clear lens blinkers as new features.
We are currently at the press conference in Delhi, and will keep updating this post with more images and details. Stay tuned.