Formally known as Hero Honda, Hero Motocorp was established in India in 1984 after a joint venture between Hero Cycles India and Honda Japan. In 2010 Honda decided to take its stake out of the joint venture and the company was subsequently renamed Hero Motocorp in 2011. The manufacturer is known to make fuel efficient small capacity commuter bikes and 10% of all its profits come from exports
Indian motorcycle manufacturer, Hero Motor Corp, has launched a new scooter in its line up. Called the Hero Honda Maestro automatic scooter, this machine is the second scooter from the world’s largest motorbike maker after Pleasure.
In its own style, the Maestro has a similar design with the Honda Activa, although the former’s neat design and large proportions was done in order to cater to the male market. The Maestro also has a digital-analog instrument cluster as a new feature, making it really up to the times.
The new Honda Maestro scooter is available in a choice of six colors, including blue, green, white, black, silver, and red.
If you are intent on owning the Honda Maestro scooter, you might need to wait one up to three months to get a piece of one. Yeah, it’s expected to sell like pancakes.
If Hero Motor Corp can make this Hero Maestro available in the market right now, we can expect that it will be sell very well in the market since there are many buyers waiting for the real Maestro in their country.
Hero Honda Motors Ltd comes up with some pretty amusing names for their new line of scooters. None more so than the Hero Honda Pleasure.
We’re not quite sure what the name implies, but we’re not about to argue with these guys. According to Honda, the Hero Pleasure is a bike that has been especially designed for young ladies, with the design of the bike reinforcing that idea.
For instance, the Pleasure has been adorned with exciting body graphics, as well as body colored rear view mirrors, a rear grip, a stunning tail-light and a multi-reflector headlight, and a stylish meter console. What’s more, the scooter also has a large under-seat box, a wider seat, an inner rack, a luggage hook, and extra leg room that will ensure the rider never runs out of space.
On top of its stylistic appeal, the Hero Honda Pleasure also boasts of a 100 cc air-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder OHC engine that produces around 6 horsepower at 7,000 RPM and 7.85 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 RPM and mated to a gearless transmission.
The Hero Honda Pleasure is loaded with a host of attractive features. It’s not claiming to be a powerful scooter, but where it lacks in ponies, it certainly makes up for in style, something a lot of young ladies won’t have any problems compensating for.
Find out more about the Hero Honda Pleasure after the jump.
When you have a bike that’s being described as "splendorful," you know the people behind it are doing a great marketing job for the product. Not that the Hero Honda Splendor NXG needs publicity help because it’s already "splendorful" enough on its own.
Designed with new graphics and stickers that complement the bike’s basic body shape, the new Splendor NXG was given aesthetic and aerodynamic touches to improve it’s overall fuel efficiency, as well as its reliability and low cost maintenance. The facelift done on the Splendor NXG highlights the strengths of the bike’s redesign, complete with an attractive meter console and visor, black alloy wheels, and clear lens winkers. These features make it more appealing to a whole new market of motorcycle enthusiasts in India.
As far as performance is concerned, the Hero Honda Splendor NXG comes packed with a pretty impressive powertrain that features a 97.2cc air-cooled, four-stroke single cylinder OHC engine that produces 7.8 horsepower at 7,500 RPM and 8.04 Nm of torque at 4,500 RPM.
Find out more about the Hero Honda Splendor NXG after the jump.
If passion were manifested in a bike, that’s what the Passion Pro is all about, making it one of strongest and most popular bikes in the Indian two-wheeler market.
In terms of style, the Passion Pro comes with a design that speaks to its sleek shape and aggressive looks. It comes available in a whole blend of exciting colors, including Black & Sport Red, Vibrant Blue, Force Silver, Sports Red, Black & Frost Blue, and Palace Maroon. Plenty of new technologies have also been fitted into the Passion Pro, including a new digital-analog speedometer, a stylish visor with black-tinted windscreen & clear–lens indicator, a radical twin bulb tall light, and new custom graphics.
More than just its looks, the Passion Pro is complemented by a very powerful and efficient 97.2 cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder OHC engine that produces an impressive 7.8 horsepower at 7,500 RPM and 8.04 Nm of peak torque at 4,500 RPM.
Find out more about the Hero Honda Passion Pro after the jump.
Hero Honda feels so strongly about this bike that they apparently had no problems calling it the Super Splendor. Then again, the motorcycle company is always looking at improving its product line, which explains why they have taken to great lengths to improve the Super Splendor model past its rather optimistic name.
Designed and developed to be better than ever before, the 2012 Super Splendor carries plenty of improvements, highlighted by a new 125cc "Quantum Core" engine that delivers the best fuel efficiency in the Hero MotoCorp family. This powertrain is capable of hitting 9 horsepower at 7,000 RPM and 10.35 Nm at 4,000 RPM with an impressive top speed of 56 miles per hour.
On top of its engine credentials, the Super Splendor also boasts of a Trip-Meter that measures distance during travel, a peephole to check the engine oil level, a large utility box, a broad muffler with its own heat shield, a multi-reflector headlight and tail-light, a translucent visor, and a pass switch & push cancel indicator switch.
The combination of new engine and new technology has allowed the Super Splendor to live up to its name. Not that it should make a whole lot of difference because the bike is already stellar in its own regard.
Find out more about the Hero Honda Super Splendor after the jump.