Hero Motocorp, formerly Hero Honda, is the second-largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India where it accounts for 46% of market share in the segment. The brand has been well-known for its fuel efficiency, affordability but high-quality motorcycles.
Hero Motocorp Ltd., previously known as Hero Honda, is an Indian cruiser and bike manufacturer. Hero Honda first operated in 1984 as a joint venture between Hero Group of India and Honda of Japan.
In December 2010, Hero Group exited from Honda. The company changed its name from Hero Honda Motors Limited to Hero Motocorp Limited on 29 July 2011.
Hero Motocorp Ltd. is now headquartered in New Delhi, India. It has five assembling factories based in Dharuhera, Gurgaon, Neemrana, Haridwar and Halol under Green Field stage. These plants together have a capability of over 7.6 million 2-wheelers annually.
Hero Motocorp's logo is recognizable thanks to the eye-catching color combination of the red representing the continuity of change, innovation, and self-growth, and the black as a symbol of energy. The inverted “Z” is associated with the freedom and independence of the company.
- In 1985, the company introduced their first motorcycle CD 100 in the Indian market.
- In 1989, the new motorcycle model Sleek was launched.
- In 1991, the new motorcycle model CD 100 SS was introduced.
- In June 2020, Hero Motocorp sold a total of 4,50,744 units of two-wheelers. This is a fourfold growth compared to the record of 1,12,682 units in May 2020.
- In 2006, Hero Motocorp first appeared in Forbes’s list, among the top 200 companies that were most trusted by consumers.
- Hero Motocorp manufactures roughly half of the motorcycles and scooters around the world.
Hero Motocorp is currently offering 12 models in India with the prices varying from Rs. 49,211 up to Rs. 1.11 Lakh. The cheapest bike is HF Deluxe and the most expensive one is XPulse. In the year 2020-2021, there are three upcoming models in India, including Xtreme 200S (Rs. 1 Lakh), Xtreme 200R (Rs. 93,400), and XPulse 200T (Rs. 95,500).
|No.||Hero models||Launching years||Price|
|1||Hero HF Deluxe||2015||₹ 49,211|
|2||Hero HF Deluxe i3s||2017||₹ 58,399|
|3||Hero Pleasure+ 110||2006||₹ 58,876|
|4||Hero Splendor Plus||1994||₹ 60,325|
|5||Hero Splendor iSmart 110||2016||₹ 65,727|
|6||Hero Passion Pro 110||2012||₹ 66,061|
|7||Hero Destini 125||2018||₹ 66,620|
|8||Hero Super Splendor||2005||₹ 68,998|
|9||Hero Glamour||2008||₹ 70,999|
|10||Hero Maestro Edge 125||2019||₹ 71,403|
|11||Hero Xtreme 160R||2013||₹ 1,01,170|
|12||Hero XPulse 200||2019||₹ 1,12,400|
Price: ₹49,21 1- ₹57,085
Hero HF Deluxe is a commuter bike accessible in 3 variations in India. It has five unique colours: techno blue, overwhelming dark with green, substantial dim with dark, dark with purple, dark with red. The bike can generate 7.8 bhp and 8.05 nm from its 97.2cc motor. The single-chamber motor of the HF Deluxe has a 4-speed manual gearbox.
The 2020 Hero HF Deluxe is the producer's first passage level. The bike's 100cc motor currently gets a fuel-infusion framework and 'XSens Technology' which modifies the air-fuel blend on an ongoing premise through the assistance of 10 sensors. The motor can churn out 7.9bhp and 8.05 Nm.
Hero has additionally refreshed the component list by offering an inert beginning stop framework on the higher-spec variation. Named as the 'i3S' framework, it benefits sparring fuel during brief stops. In terms of styling, the BS6 model gets new illustrations just as new paint plans - Techno Blue and Heavy Gray with Green.
Price: ₹97,000 - ₹1,12,400
The XPulse 200 is a commuter bike available in two variants (carburetor and fuel model) in India. It is offered in 5 different colours - White, Matte Green, Panther Black, Sports Red, Matte Grey.
The Hero XPulse 200 has a simple design highlighted by the LED lighting and a digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity for navigation and call alerts. With the high-mounted motocross-style front fender, wire-spoked wheels, dual-purpose tyres, and the wide handlebar with the plastic hand-guards, there is no doubt that this is primarily meant for rough terrain.
This 157 kg bike is powered by a 200 cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine which produces 18.98bhp and 16.45 Nm. The engine is paired with a five-speed gearbox with revised gearing. It has a fuel tank of 14-litre.
The Hero XPulse 200 is an ideal bike to enjoy the adventure of rough riding. As the most affordable ADV in India, the XPulse features a peppy engine and off road-friendly components which make it a great choice to explore adventurous roads.
Price: ₹60,325 - ₹64,029
Hero Splendor Plus is available in 3 variants including kick-start with alloy wheels, self-start with alloy wheels, and self-start with alloys and i3S. This 110 kg bike has 4 colours: black with silver, black with purple, black with sports red, heavy grey with green.
Hero Splendor Plus produces 7.8 bhp and 8.05 Nm from its 97.2cc motor. The single-chamber motor of the Splendor Plus has a 4-speed manual gearbox. The cycle parts have adaptive forks and double safeguards and drum brakes at the two finishes. While the BS4 Splendor Plus weighs 109kg (kerb), the BS6 model may be marginally substantial because of the progressions on the motor. The limit of the fuel tank is 11 liters.
The 100cc, carbureted engine of the Splendor Plus has presently been refreshed with a fuel-infusion set up with Hero's 'XSens innovation.' The motor currently delivers 7.91bhp at 8,000rpm and 8.05Nm at 6,000rpm. This is a drop of 1.3bhp with the force figure staying flawless but showing up 1000rpm later. The motor keeps on being mated with a four-speed gearbox.
Although there are a number of bike brands in the Indian bike market, namely Honda Bikes, Yamaha Bikes, etc., the Hero Corp still earns a big success thanks to their practical motorbikes offered at reasonable prices.