With the April 1 deadline now at touching distance, Hero MotoCorp has announced the availability of Combi-Braking System, called Integrated Braking System (IBS), on several models. In a series of updates, Hero MotoCorp has added the safety net to the Glamour Programmed FI, HF Deluxe, Splendor Plus and Passion Pro drum brake.
Below are the post IBS prices of the models:
|Model||Post-IBS Price (ex-showroom Delhi)|
|Glamour Programmed FI||INR 68,900|
|Passion Pro drum brake||INR 54,475|
|Passion X Pro drum brake||INR 56,100|
|Splendor Plus||INR 52,860|
|Splendor Plus i3S||INR 54,150|
|HF Deluxe - Self-start||INR 48,175|
|HF Deluxe i3S||INR 49,375|
Hero MotoCorp has also updated its scooter portfolio – Destini 125, Duet, Maestro Edge and Pleasure – with the IBS tech. The Xtreme 200R gets single-channel ABS as standard. The motorcycles that are yet to receive Integrated Braking System include HF Dawn, HF Deluxe Eco, Passion Pro Disc, Passion X Pro Disc, Splendor Pro, Splendor iSmart Plus and Glamour carburettor.
The IBS tech links the front and rear brakes to distribute the stopping power equally between the wheels. The system helps to bring the vehicle to a halt safely while reducing the chances of skidding on the loose surface like gravel or mud.
Upcoming products from Hero MotoCorp, which include XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T and the Maestro Edge 125 scooter, would come with the safety net of ABS (Xpulse) and CBS (Maestro Edge 125). Dealerships are expecting to receive the XPulse 200 by March 2019. India's most popular two-wheeler brand is expected to introduce the all-new Karizma and production-spec version of the XF3R in 2020.
In other updates, Hero MotoCorp has inaugurated a global R&D tech centre in Germany. The facility is named Hero Tech Center Germany GmbH and is located at Stephanskirchen near Munich. The tech centre will operate in tandem with Hero’s global Center of Innovation and Technology (CIT) R&D hub in Jaipur. The new technology centre will also be the epicentre for Hero MotoCorp’s motorsport team - Hero MotoSports Team Rally.