Hero MotoCorp has successfully tested all the three new engines – 100cc, 110cc and 250cc that were developed in-house. These engines are set to make its India debut in 2014 but only in few Hero products to start with.
The Gurgaon-based manufacturer has developed these new engines with the help of their partners EBR and AVL. The makers claim that the new engines perform better than the current engines and are also very fuel efficient. Hero MotoCorp will also launch their first motorcycle without the Honda technology in 2014. We are expecting this motorcycle to be first showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo along with the production model of India’s first hybrid scooter, the Leap that was showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo.
Pawan Munja, CEO and MD, Hero MotoCorp., had confirmed during the unveiling of the 15 new models that the next Auto Expo will have a production model of the Leap but confirmed that they haven’t decided if they plan to take this model to the production line.
"We have successfully tested three engines. These will be introduced in some of our products next year,” said Anil Dua, senior vice-president marketing and sales, Hero MotoCorp.
“Our ultimate aim is to have our partners as an extended R&D arm for Hero MotoCorp. These partners have huge specifications available and we want to be known as a full-fledged global two-wheeler brand eventually," said Pawan Munjal, CEO & MD, Hero MotoCorp.