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Hero MotoCorp has updated a number of its models with Integrated-Braking System (IBS). The update is mainly to help all models comply with the upcoming safety norms, which will come into effect from the 1st of April 2019.
The brand has updated several of its models in its product lineup, this includes both motorcycles and scooters. The updated motorcycles — Glamour programmed Fi, Passion Pro drum brake, Passion X Pro drum brake, Splendor Plus, Splendor Plus i3s, HF Deluxe self start and HF Deluxe i3s. The updated scooters, on the other hand, include Destini 125, Duet, Maestro Edge and Pleasure.
Apart from the IBS update, Hero has also updated the Xtreme 200R offering with a single-channel ABS. However, there are still a number of models in the lineup, yet to receive the additional IBS safety feature.
The models yet to receive the Integrated-Braking system include the HF Dawn, HE Deluxe Eco, Passion Pro Disc, Passion X Pro Disc, Splendor Pro, Splendor iSmart Plus and the Glamour carburettor.
All the Hero models updated with the integrated-braking system also receive a slight hike in prices. Below is the updated price list for the models with IBS:
|Model||Post-IBS Price (ex-showroom Delhi) |
|HF Deluxe - Self-start ||INR 48,175 |
|HF Deluxe i3S ||INR 49,375 |
|Splendor Plus ||INR 52,860 |
|Splendor Plus i3S ||INR 54,150 |
|Passion Pro drum brake ||INR 54,475 |
|Passion X Pro drum brake ||INR 56,100 |
|Glamour Programmed FI ||INR 68,900 |
Hero MotoCorp is currently working on launching two new models in India; XPulse 200 and the Maestro Edge 125. The Hero XPulse 200 will be the first adventure-tourer offering from the Indian motorcycle manufacturer. Once launched, the XPulse 200 and the XPulse 200T will be the most affordable and smallest displacement ADV offerings in the country.
The company recently set up its first international Research & Development centre in Stephanskirchen, Germany — Hero Tech Centre Germany GmbH. The new German R&D facility will work in tandem with Hero's global R&D centre in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Thoughts On The Hero MotoCorp Product Lineup Update
Hero MotoCorp is India's largest two-wheeler manufacturer. The company offers a number of products in the commuter segment of the Indian market, most popular being the Splendor. With the upcoming safety norms of April 2019, Hero has updated a number of its products, with the remaining to be updated soon. Hero's most popular offering, the Splendor rivals the likes of the TVS Radeon in the Indian entry-level commuter segment.