World’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, Hero MotoCorp will be showcasing a range of new and current models as well as new concepts at the Auto Expo 2018. The bike maker has already confirmed that the company will showcase the Hero XPulse Concept along with the Hero Xtreme 200R, which was recently unveiled in India. The company is also expected to showcase a new 125cc Scooter Concept at the Expo. That said, the biggest attraction at the Hero MotoCorp stall could be an all-new premium motorcycle, which is reported to be the production version of the Hero XF3R that was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. However, these are media speculations and the company is yet to confirm regarding the same. Also Read: Hero MotoCorp to Showcase XPulse, Xtreme 200S, New 125cc Scooter & More at Auto Expo 2018
We recently reported that the Hero XPulse will be powered by the same engine as that of the Hero Xtreme 200R. In fact, the bike will be underpinned by the same chassis, but will get long-travel suspension, spoke wheels and dual-purpose tyres. The bike will be powered by a 200cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that will be tuned to suit the touring capabilities of the bike. This engine produces 18.3 BHP of power and 17.1 Nm of torque on the Xtreme 200R, mated to a 5-speed transmission. The Hero XPulse is expected to launch by the end of this year and is expected to be priced at INR 1 lakh (ex-showroom). Read More: Auto Expo 2018: Hero XPulse to Get Same Engine from Hero Xtreme 200R
The Hero Xtreme 200R is a naked roadster that will compete against the TVS Apache RTR 200, Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 and the Yamaha FZ25. The bike gets disc brakes on both wheels and also gets single-channel ABS, while suspension duties are handled by telescopic forks upfront and a rear mono-shock. Powering the Xtreme 200R is a 200cc single-cylinder engine that comes mated to a 5-speed transmission. This air-cooled motor produces 18.3 BHP of maximum power and 17.1 Nm of peak torque. India launch is scheduled for March 2018, while the bike is expected to get a price tag in the range of INR 85,000 to INR 95,000 (ex-showroom). Also Read: Honda Civic, 2018 Honda CR-V, New Amaze & HR-V to Debut at Auto Expo 2018
Hero MotoCorp will also be showcasing a new 125cc scooter, which will rival the likes of the TVS NTorq 125, Aprilia SR 125 and the Honda Grazia among others. As a remainder, Hero had showcased the Dare 125 at the Auto Expo 2016. Furthermore, reports also suggest that Hero will showcase the production version of the HF3R Concept. The Hero HF3R is a naked streetfighter, which will rival the BMW G 310 R, KTM 390 Duke and the Bajaj Dominar among others. The company is yet to provide details on the engine specs of the bike.
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