Hero introduces 150cc motorcycle in India

The bike, which is an indigenously developed product by the company in India, has been priced at Rs 61,800 for the drum brake version, while the dic brake avatar is priced at Rs 62,800. The bike has also been launched in a limited tri-colour edition, celebrating 70 million sales for the company. Only 70 units of the bike will be up for grabs. Notably, the price of the basic version of the bike remains unaltered from the outgoing model.The new motorcycle comes powered with a 149cc, single cylinder, air-cooled petrol engine which is good for 13.6PS of peak power and 12.8Nm of torque.

The 5-speed gearbox and the power figures seem to be ideal for city commuting. And for the all-important question of fuel efficiency, the company has now equipped the motorcycle with a Start/Stop system which was earlier seen on the Hero Splendor iSmart 110 . This system helps in conserving petrol as it automatically switches off the engine when the bike is stationary for a few seconds in neutral gear (for instance at a traffic signal). With this added technology, real-world fuel efficiency of 50kmpl can be expected from the motorcycle. And the moment the rider engages the clutch, the iSmart technology cranks up the engine by itself. Apart from being more frugal, the new engine is also complaint to BS-IV norms which makes if greener than before.

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