Now, Hero MotoCorp has two motorcycles in the 150cc space – Xtreme Sports and Achiever.
With the elimination of these products, Hero also aims to get rid of the royalty-laden Honda technology.
It seems that Hero MotoCorp has some really big plans for the Indian market. The home-grown bike manufacturer has an exciting range of motorcycles ready to roll out in the next couple of years. In order to make way for the new products, the bikemaker is chopping off some existing models that failed to generate volume for the company. Early this month, Hero discontinued the HF Dawn, Splendor Pro Classic and Splendor iSmart. Now, the company has removed the Hero Hunk and Xtreme from its official website. However, the bikemaker hasn’t yet conveyed anything officially.
With the elimination of these products, Hero also aims to get rid of the royalty-laden Honda technology. Now, the company has two motorcycles in the 150cc space – Xtreme Sports and Achiever. Both these models are doing pretty decent for the bikemaker in India.
Launched on September 2016, the Hero Achiever comes fitted with a 149.2cc engine making a top power of 14.4bhp and 12.8Nm of torque. Delivering power to the wheels is a 5-speed gearbox. This bike hosts a range of features including analogue speedometer, multi-reflector type headlight, pillion grabrail, start-stop system, low fuel indicator and electric start. Read More About – Hero Xtreme 200S | Hero HX250R
On the other hand, the Hero Xtreme Sports derives its power from the same 149.2cc motor tuned for generating high power and torque outputs. This mill is good enough for 15.6bhp and 13.50Nm. Features such as new wolf-eye headlamp, wider tubeless rear tyre, new console with side stand indicator and adjustable gas reservoir suspension are on offer. Read – 2017 Hero Pleasure BS4 – All You Need To Know
In the third quarter of fiscal year 2016-17, Hero MotoCorp witnessed a decline of 11.64% of the total income as compared to the previous year. During the same time period, the total income of the company stood at Rs 6898.64 crore as against the Rs 7807.77 crore in December 2016. With an aim to boost its sales and strengthen its market share, the company is planning to bring in new products in coming years. Currently, Hero MotoCorp has two manufacturing units – five in India and one in Colombia. Further expanding its global market, the company is planning to establish a new production plant in Bangladesh.