The refreshed Hero Achiever 150 has just been launched in the country. Here's a low down on some of its key highlights.
Hero launched the updated version of its premium commuter motorcycle, the Achiever, a few days ago. Billed as the Achiever 150, the new motorcycle is the fourth indigenous product that’s been developed by Hero’s own R&D team after Maestro Edge, Duet and Splendor 110 iSmart. Hero claims that its engineers have refined the motorcycle in every possible way, making it the perfect upgrade for current 100-125cc commuters. Here are the top 5 highlights of the Achiever 150,
- Engine – The Hero Achiever 150 comes with an air-cooled 149.1cc single-cylinder engine that develops 13.4bhp @ 8,000rpm and 12.8Nm of peak-torque at 5,000rpm. The engine is virtually the same unit that powered the previous model, but it’s now BS-IV compliant and has been tuned to deliver power in a more linear manner. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox with 1-down-4-up pattern. Hero claims the engine will return a fuel economy of close to 50km/l in real world conditions.
- Performance – The Hero Achiever 150 is primarily aimed at commuters looking for a bigger and more powerful motorcycle. Still, performance is not earth shattering since the motorcycle is tuned to deliver a balance between fuel economy and performance. That said, Hero claims it will do 0-60km/h in 5 seconds, which is quite decent. As we found out during our first ride, the engine feels the strongest in its mid-range.
- Features – It comes fitted with a few bells and whistles that would attract target customers. Among some of the highlights it gets Hero’s fuel saving i3S idle start-stop system that kills the engine while idling; automatic headlights and a side-stand indicator. The instrument cluster is all analogue.
- Tyres – The Achiever 150 gets skinny Ceat Secura Zoom 80/100-R18 tyres. Not only these tyres look puny but they also protest under hard braking or when you try to push the motorcycle around a corner. On the upside, this should help increase the fuel economy.
- Price – Hero has priced the Achiever 150 quite aggressively. The drum brake version is priced at Rs 61,800 while the disc version is only a thousand rupee more expensive at Rs 62,800. Both the prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
Also read - Hero Achiever 150 Review: First Ride