Hero being one of the major sellers of two wheelers in the Indian market has already proved to the world that they could do well even without the assistance of Honda by already unveiling many two wheelers in recent times. Hero’s 2014 releases include a diesel concept scooter RNT 150, a hybrid electric scooter known as the Leap Hybrid SES and hero’s first quarter liter bike called the HX250R.
Today Hero has officially unveiled its a very exciting 600cc superbike called Hero Hastur Concept at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. Hero’s and India’s first superbike is currently in its concept guise looks like a younger sibling of the Kawasaki Z800 and an elder sibling of the KTM 390 Duke. The Hastur will come with a tubular frame with twin underbody exhausts. The naked street fighter appearance of the bike is specially designed for athletic riders.
This high-performance engine is specially developed in association with Erik Buell Racing. Giving the best performance and mileage figures in the segment, Hero Hastur also has the best-in-class handling and maneuverability. It is also environment friendly, thanks to the advanced combustion design. Furthermore, the company has blessed the machine with fat tyres, advanced suspensions and braking system.
The Hustur is powered by a mighty 620cc, water-cooled, parallel twin engine that is configured to churn out the maximum power of 80 Bhp at 9,600 rpm and 72 Nm of torque at 7,750 rpm. The power is transmitted to rear wheels via 6-speed manual transmission.
The raised fuel tank indicates that the upcoming superbike would inherit several design cues that hint at Erik Buell Racing. With this launch, Hero would also enter into a market dominated by foreign manufacturers such as KTM, BMW, Ducati, Yamaha and Honda.
Pawan Munjal, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Hero, said –
“We have now successfully developed an ecosystem of technology research & development that is designed to think beyond the obvious and deliver future-ready mobility solutions. The all-new 620-cc Hastur, which will likely mark our foray into the superbike segment, and the futuristic SimplEcity and ion concept bikes showcase the shape of things to come from this ecosystem.”