Report – Hero has developed and tested 100cc, 110cc and 250cc engines; Coming next year

Posted on: Oct 23, 2013 - 11:12am IST

After its split with Honda which happened over two years ago, Hero Motocorp is ready to introduce its own, independently developed engines, in new products starting next year.

Hero Splendor iSMART front
The 100cc and 110cc engines could be meant for the commuter segment only.

Anil Dua, senior vice-president for marketing and sales, Hero Motocorp, confirmed this development to Business Standard saying that the company has already “successfully” tested three engines which will be introduced in some of their products next year. While he did not share the segments these engines would be offered in, Business Standard reports that these engines are of 100cc, 110cc and 250cc in displacement.

Hero will also offer their first fully-developed product (their fully self-developed product) in 2014, which we think could be shown at the 2014 Auto Expo. While Hero has license to use products from Honda until 2017, the company would like to have their self-developed products launching by 2016 itself.

New Hero Karizma ZMR side (left)
On October 10th, Hero revealed 15 of their upgraded products including the new Karizma R and ZMR.

On October 10th, Hero revealed 15 of their updated products that would be launched in the market over the next six months. Given that the brand had promised 50 new models in three years in 2011, Pawan Munjal, Hero Motocorp’s CEO and MD, says that there are 35 more products to come.

As for Hero’s sales target this festive season, the company sold 1.1 million units in October and November last year and expects to see that number increase this year.

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One thought on “Report – Hero has developed and tested 100cc, 110cc and 250cc engines; Coming next year

  1. Dr. Nayak says:

    I don’t think too many people care about the 100 to 250 cc engine architecture, as they are not glamorous in the Motorcycle world. When are they going to come up with the indigenous 400 to 1000cc twin cylinder multi valve V configuration engine? This is what is going to separate them from the other guys in India, including the divorced 800 pound gorilla.


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