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Hero MotoCorp 2024 Launches: Thrilling Hero Bikes And Scooters To Follow
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Hero MotoCorp 2024 Launches: Thrilling Hero Bikes And Scooters To Follow

Featured Stories by Team Drivio | 2nd Feb 24

The Hero Mavrick 400 definitely sounds quite promising

  • The Xtreme 125R will be Hero’s reply to the TVS Raider
  • Hero’s Xoom 160 is the brand’s first liquid-cooled engine
  • The XPulse 210 will make for a good touring bike

Hero, a name synonymous with reliability and affordability, holds a significant presence in the hearts of 90% of Indians. As we look ahead to the offerings lined up for the calendar year 2024, here's a concise overview of what Hero MotoCorp has in store.

Hero Mavrick 440:

Hero MotoCorp's upcoming 440cc motorcycle, christened Hero Mavrick, draws inspiration from the Harley-Davidson X440. Officially confirmed by the manufacturer, the Mavrick is set to hit the roads on January 23, 2024. Notable differences from its Harley-Davidson counterpart include a sleeker tail section, a distinctive taillight placement reminiscent of the Hero Xpulse 200 4V, and a redesigned license plate holder. 

The suspension setup comprises a telescopic fork and dual shock absorbers, differing from the X440's inverted fork and gas-charged dual shock absorbers. The bike's overall design, including alloy wheels and a single-piece seat, maintains a semblance to the X440. With an expected ex-showroom price of Rs 2 lakh, the Hero Mavrick will be a formidable competitor to the Royal Enfield Classic 350.

Teaser images released by Hero provide a sneak peek into the Mavrick's rounded fuel tank design, setting it apart from the Harley-Davidson X440. Fuel tank extensions add a touch of sharpness to the bike's aesthetics, while the headlight design mirrors that of the Hero Xpulse 200 4V

Hero Xoom 160:

Hero's entry into the 160cc maxi-scooter arena, the Xoom 160, aims to rival the Aprilia SXR 160 and Yamaha Aerox 155. Key features include a 156cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with idle start-stop technology, delivering 14PS and 13.7Nm of torque. Weighing 141kg, the scooter boasts a dual-chamber LED headlight, split LED taillight, 14-inch wheels with block-pattern MRF Zapper Kurve tires, and keyless ignition with a smart key. Expected to hit the market in March 2024, the Xoom 160 is projected to be priced at Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom).

Hero Xoom 125R:

Targeting the competitive 125cc scooter segment, Hero presents the Xoom 125R. Highlights of this model include a new 124.6cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine producing 9.4PS and 10.16Nm of torque. Weighing 120kg, it features a fully digital speedometer with Bluetooth connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation, 14-inch alloy wheels, and sequential LED blinkers. Set to launch in March 2024, the Xoom 125R is expected to be priced at Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom).

Hero Xtreme 125R:

Leaked images ahead of its launch at the Hero World event on January 23, 2024, reveal the Hero Xtreme 125R's sporty design. Equipped with an all-LED lighting setup, including LED indicators, the bike showcases a high tail section, split seat setup, and sharp fuel tank extensions. Anticipated features include a digital instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, and a USB charging port. Expected to be priced around Rs 95,000 (ex-showroom), the Xtreme 125R will compete with the TVS Raider and Bajaj Pulsar NS 125.

Hero XPulse 210:

Expanding its liquid-cooled lineup, Hero introduces the Xtreme 210 and XPulse 210. Spy shots confirm the presence of a 210cc liquid-cooled engine, with the XPulse 210 featuring an all-LED lighting setup and sleek LED indicators. The Xtreme 210 boasts an aggressive design with a contoured fuel tank and sharp tank extensions. Expected to arrive in late 2024, the Xtreme 210 may be priced at Rs 1.60 lakh, while the XPulse 210 could be priced at Rs 1.90 lakh (ex-showroom).

Once again, test mules of the Hero XPulse 400 and Xtreme 400S were spotted, marking the third round of spy shots within a short span. This time, the images provide a clearer view of the bikes, offering enthusiasts a deeper understanding of what's in store:

Two Variants:

A discerning observation from the spy shots suggests that the Hero XPulse 400 may be released in two distinct variants. Notably, the bike on the left exhibits a larger front tyre, likely a 21-inch one, accompanied by upright ergonomics. In contrast, the other variant adopts a slightly forward-leaning stance. This hints at a potential division within the XPulse 400 lineup, featuring a road-focused variant and an off-road-centric counterpart. This strategy mirrors Hero's approach with the XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T models.

421cc Engine:

Contrary to some online reports, insider sources reveal that Hero MotoCorp is gearing up to introduce new bikes powered by 400cc plus engines. Strong indications point towards a 421cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, propelling both the XPulse 400 and Xtreme 400S. Expected to deliver around 40PS and 40Nm of torque, this powerhouse positions the XPulse 400 as a formidable competitor against the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 and the KTM 390 Adventure.

Xtreme 400S:

Projecting an imposing presence akin to a classic supersport, the Xtreme 400S promises a muscular aesthetic reminiscent of the Hero Karizma ZMR. Sporting the same 421cc engine as the XPulse 400, it is anticipated to boast a sportier state of tune. The test mule reveals a telescopic fork and monoshock setup, facilitating competitive pricing. Braking duties are handled by petal discs at both ends, with the likelihood of dual-channel ABS as a standard feature.

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