Indian two wheeler giant Hero MotoCorp unveiled the new Xtreme Sports and the Dash earlier this year, right before the 2014 Auto Expo. Both the models form a part of Hero’s new range of revolutionary products which will not only contribute to the overall sales, but also speak volumes for the brand in terms of technology and innovation.
After the launch of the new Pleasure, the Passion PRO TR and the new Karizma range, Hero is readying the Xtreme Sports and the Dash for commercial launch. Both these new models are expected to hit the showrooms starting next month.
First up is the Xtreme Sports which was unveiled in January 2014. Since it’s based on the standard Xtreme, the upgrades are mainly cosmetic. Speaking of which, the Xtreme Sports dons a street fighter look and comes with new body graphics. It also gets a wider rear tyre, new handle bar, speedometer with side stand indicator, a split seat, new front and rear fenders.
Mechanically, the rear suspension now has a five-step adjustable Gas Reservoir System. The model also gets an option of a rear disc brake for improved stopping power. Like the standard version, the Xtreme Sports is powered by a 150cc air-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder engine producing 15.2bhp of power and 12.80Nm of torque.
The Dash, on the other hand, is an 110cc automatic scooter designed to compete with the likes of Honda Activa 110, TVS Jupiter and Yamaha Ray. It gets the same 110cc air cooled, single cylinder engine as the brand’s other 110cc offering – the Maestro. Here, however, the power has been slightly uprated to 8.4bhp and 9.4Nm of torque. Looking to enhance its presence in the buzzing scooter segment, Hero has packed quite a few features into the Dash with standard equipment including LED tail lamp, side stand indicator, USB mobile charger, service due indicator and some more. Weighing 110kg, the Dash gets a 6-litre fuel tank, drum brakes both at front and rear and 12-inch wheels.
Hero’s future models include the HX250R which is a fully faired performance model. Additionally, the brand also plans to introduce a production version of the revolutionary concept called the RNT. The latter is a 150cc diesel engine powered scooter which also houses an electric motor.