Hero MotoCorp launches BS6 versions of the Passion Pro, Glamour and showcases the Xtreme 160R that will be launched in April 2020. Also reveals a new rally kit for the Xpulse 200.
Hero MotoCorp has taken the wraps off three new BS6 spec motorcycles today, the Passion, Glamour and Xtreme 160R. The Passion and the Xtreme have undergone a major design overhaul which gives them chunkier body panels that are multi-coloured to ensure they grab attention on the streets. The Glamour meanwhile retains a more traditional design for its body panels but it too comes with a dual-tone paint theme.
Hero MotoCorp will be launching the Xtreme 160R in April 2020. Goes without saying that it will be powered by a 160cc engine. The unit develops 15bhp of max power and 14Nm of peak torque and is mated to a five-speed gearbox. The motorcycle weighs in at 138kg and it is claimed to have a 0 – 60km/h time of 4.7 seconds. The Xtreme has also been given a 7-step adjustable rear mono-shock suspension, a full LED headlamp, LED turn indicators and a hazard lamp switch. The Xtreme 160 will be offered with a choice of a rear drum or disc brake while the front wheel will have a disc as standard, both variants will have a single channel ABS system.
The Hero Glamour BS6 is being offered with a 125cc single cylinder, air cooled engine featuring XSens fuel injection. As a result, it now produces 19% more power with 10.73bhp of power @ 7,500rpm and 10.6Nm of torque @ 6,000rpm. Prices for the new Glamour range between Rs. 68,900 for the drum brake variant to Rs. 72,400 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the disc brake variant.
The new Hero Passion Pro was also launched alongside the Glamour. The new BS6 Hero Passion Pro is powered by a 110cc engine featuring XSens fuel injection and develops 9bhp @ 7,500rpm and torque is rated at 9.79Nm @ 5,000rpm. The motorcycle also features Hero’s i3s idle stop-start system. In its revamped avatar, the motorcycle also gets auto-sail technology, higher ride height and a digital instrument cluster with a real-time mileage indicator. The motorcycle has been launched in two variants with prices ranging between Rs. 64,990 for the drum brake model while the disc brake equipped model retails at Rs. 67,190 (ex-showroom Delhi).
Hero also showcased a Rally Kit for the Xpulse 200 that takes inspiration from hero’s rally bikes. The kit for the Xpulse includes a fully-adjustable telescopic fork front suspension with 250mm stroke and a 10-step adjustable rear monoshock suspension with 220mm stroke. The Xpulse rally kit also brings in a flat bench rear seat, handle bar risers, a set of Maxxis rally tyres, increased ground clearance of 275mm and a longer side stand to deal with the added height, along with an extended gear lever to accommodate off-road style boots.
“Constant innovation and cutting-edge technologies remain the hallmark of Hero MotoCorp. The new products and technologies showcased today display our pursuit to offer the most exciting, innovative and efficient products and technologies to our customers in markets across the world. The journey doesn’t stop, here we plan to strengthen our portfolio further and expect more exciting surprises in the future,” said, Malo Le Masson, Head - Global Product Planning, Hero MotoCorp.
Also read - Hero Xpulse 200 Long Term Report: January 2020