Hero MotoCorp is said to have three major launches scheduled for the 18th of December. One launch will be that of a 125cc, retro styled automatic scooter, details of which we have already reported. The other two products that Hero will launch are likely to be the 110cc Passion Pro commuter bike and the 200cc Xtreme 200S premium street bike, according to GaadiWaadi.
The Passion Pro 110 is a very important motorcycle for Hero. Not only is the Passion brand a huge seller for the company but the new bike is also expected to mark the arrival of Hero’s in-house developed 110cc four stroke engine. This engine will produce 9.5 PS of peak power at 7500 rpm and 9 Nm of peak torque torque at 5500 rpm. Mileage is expected to be similar to the 100cc version, at 84 Kmpl.
The gearbox will be a four speed manual unit. Hero will offer telescopic forks at the front, rear twin shock absorbers, a 240mm front disc brake and a 130mm rear drum brake as standard features. The bike will also get an electric start option. Alloy wheels and idle-stop features are also expected to be offered. The current 100cc Passion Pro sells for around Rs. 51,000 ex-showroom Delhi. The new bike may be priced Rs. 3,000 more.
The Xtreme 200S will be Hero MotoCorp’s first entry in the 200cc segment where other bikes like the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS and the TVS Apache RTR 200 operate. The Xtreme 200S is likely to be priced at around Rs. 90,000. The bike will feature a 200cc, air cooled four stroke engine with 18.2 Bhp and 17.2 Nm outputs. It will have a five speed manual gearbox. The bike is also expected to get disc brakes on both wheels and ABS. The bike features more aggressive styling than the 150cc Xtreme and also gets LED DRLs. It was first shown as a concept at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo.