Hero has taken on the offensive. Determenined to prove the naysayers wrong, Hero has unveiled a host of vehicles that show what the company can do even without Honda backing them up. Hero Motorcorp had recently unveiled five new vehicles that also included the revolutionary diesel concept scooter. Prior to their Delhi Auto Expo debut, details and sketches of Hero’s 600cc superbike were also leaked. It seems Hero has done pretty well without the help of the Japanese automaker.
For the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, Hero unveiled a shocking number of vehicles and concepts to showcase how far the brand has come. The ICB team was over in Delhi for the event to get our readers all the latest images, photos and details.
Automatic scooters that were unveiled include the Hero Dash, Zir and Dare. The once glorified Hero Honda Splendour made an appearance in an all new avatar. An unexpected take on a cafe racer, dubbed the Splendour Cafe Racer took many by surprise.
Here is a picture gallery of all the releases from Hero Motorcorp.
Hero Hastur 620 Superbike:
The first indigenous superbike, the unveiling of the Hastur was a proud moment for the Indian auotomotive industry. Working with Erik Buell Racing, the company released this 620cc street fighter earlier today. Although still in its concept stage, the Hastur caused quite a bit of buzz during its unveiling. Images below:
The exposed trellis frame adds to the streetbike theme.
The bike looks very sporty in the yellow & grey colour scheme.
Tail lamp of the Hero Hasur has an uncluttered design.
The independent rear suspension of the Hero Hastur.
The Hero Hastur at its unveiling
State of the art Hero Hastur concept showcased at 2014 Auto Expo.
The 620 cc powerplant of the Hero Hastur concept.developed with Eric Buell racing.
Hastur Superbike Concept
Hero Zir 157:
The Zir is a new 157cc scooter making the first of its kind in India. Available in two variants, the Hero Zir has a very sporty body reminiscent of the retired Honda Blaze. The Zir is all set to make its debut sometime between 2015 and 2016. Photos below:
The Zir Red Color – Side Profile
The Hero Zir
Front view of the Hero Zir
Rear End of the Hero Zir AT
The hero Zir featured here in a Black paint job
Instrument Cluster of Scooter
Hero Dare 125:
The Dare is a new form of the Scooty. Powered by a 125cc engine, the Hero Dare sports a beefier body with alloy wheels. With an enhanced suspension system, eye catching styling and powerful engine, this bike will surely sell a good number of units. Pictures below:
The 2014 Hero Dare
The Console of the Hero Dare
The Tail light of the Hero Dare
The Hero Dare came in a red and black paint job
The Hero Dash already made its debut a while back. Making another appearance at the 2014 Auto Expo, the Dash added a bit of normality to Hero’s eccentric line up of bikes. Photos below:
Headlight found on the Hero Dash
Front view of the Hero Dash
Instrument Panel of the Hero Dash
The Dash features a Combi Brake system
Hero Splendor Pro Classic Cafe Racer:
In an utterly unexpected twist, Hero launched the Splendor Cafe Racer. The cafe racer is still the Splendor underneath but it has received major styling tweaks to fit the cafe racer profile.
Hero Splendor Pro Classic
Hero Cafe Racer Bike
Overview of the Hero Splendor Pro Classic Red
Splendor Cafe Racer Tail Lamps
Headlight of the Cafe Racer by Hero
Splendor Pro Instrument Cluster
The Hero Splendour featuring the instrument cluster and handle bars
Hero HX 250:
This 250cc bike is a derivative of the HX250R which was showcased earlier along with Hero’s ground breaking dielsel scooter concept. The HX250 is a beautifully designed concept.
Hero HX 250
Hero HX 250 Concept
The HX250R presents a whole new school of thinking, at least from the Hero stable
Hero Passion TR:
A best selling commuter bike, the Passion Pro made an appearance at the 2014 Delhi auto expo with a few modifications to aid its off roading capabilities.
Knuckle guards on the Hero Passion Pro TR for offroading.
The Passion Pro TR has tyres that can be used both on the road as well as on road.
The fuel tank of the new Passion featuring the nomenclature
Hero Passion TR gets a floating front fender and front disc brakes.