Indian two wheeler giant, Hero MotoCorp, on Wednesday unveiled its new range of two wheelers called Passion XPro, Ignitor and Maestro, just a few days before Delhi Auto Expo 2012. The Passion XPro is 110cc upgraded version of Passion motorcycle. While Ignitor is 125cc motorcycle based on Honda Stunner, the Maestro is 110cc scooter.
“These are the second offerings from Hero MotoCorp after our amicable parting from Honda last year,” said Anil Dua, Hero MotorCorp senior vice president (marketing and sales). “The new platforms have technological support from Honda, but a lot has come from our own research and development,” said Dua.
Hero MotoCorp had launched its on and off roader Impulse bike last year after parting ways with its long-time joint venture partner Honda.
However, the company did not reveal the price range of the new products. “The prices will be given at the time of the launch. We will launch the scooter later this month and the bikes in the coming few months,” Dua said.
First to be unveiled was the 110cc Maestro scooter that was previously shown at the company’s brand unveiling held in London. The Maestro is powered by a 109cc air-cooled single cylinder engine that pumps out 8.2PS of power at 7,500rpm. Targeted at the youth looking for a stylish and funky scooter, the Maestro does boast of sportier design and appeal.
The Maestro also gets Integrated Braking System, similar to the Combined-braking system found on the Honda Activa, where both brakes operate simultaneously for better stopping power. There is impressive storage space on the Maestro with central compartment as well as size-ably large under-seat storage space. The instrument console too is a combination of analog-digital meters. The Maestro will soon be out in the market and it will be priced competitively against the existing competition.
The other significant model shown by Hero MotoCorp was the ‘Ignitor’ – a 125cc sporty offering that builds on the rising craze for polished and exciting 125cc motorcycles. Styling is identical to the Honda CB Stunner 125 albeit with the front quarter-fairing furthermore revised presenting the Ignitor with much more aggressive and athletic stance than the CB Stunner 125. Its 124cc engine gives 11PS of power at 8,000rpm and is fed by a CV carburetor for instant response.
Passion X Pro
Adding another product to its illustrious portfolio of commuter motorcycles, Hero MotoCorp unveiled the Passion X Pro 110cc. Once again with new sticker job and somewhat revised styling, the new Passion X Pro employs a frugal 109cc engine that produces 8.7PS of power at @7,500rpm. The stylish and sportier X Pro also gets tubeless tyres and MF battery for low maintenance and improved convenience and it is available in with an option for a front disc brake for the interested buyers.