All you can possibly know about Hero Dash 110cc scooter, from new spy shots.
Here we have a massive set of exclusive spy shots that have a lot to say about the upcoming 110 cc segment scooter from the world’s largest two wheeler maker (by volume), Hero MotoCorp. Unveiled at Indian Auto Expo 2014 as Hero Dash 110cc scooter, the upcoming Honda Activa rival was expected to launch in the very same year. But Hero MotoCorp is crouching behind the bushes to let a near-perfect scooter taketh shape before it springs out to scratch not only the Activa, but Suzuki Lets, TVS Jupiter, Yamaha Alpha and Mahindra Gusto too.
So, what we have new for you, begins now. The production codename of what we commonly refer to as Hero Dash, is actually “AAWA”. Yeah. And what would be the sticker name you ask, Hero MotoCorp is still deciding between Hero Duet and Hero Specter, our sources say. But we wouldn’t be surprised if they end up coining a totally different name for the 110cc scooter. What’s bothering us is that, Hero Dash is believed to be a masculine scooter, targeting male buyers, so we can’t help but wonder if Hero will really go through with the slightly girly name Duet. On the other hand, Hero Specter would be cool, as the much hyped next James Bond flick “Spectre” is underway for release this year, which would give a nice ring to the upcoming Hero scooter.
Anyways, lets really delve into what the latest spy shots of Hero Dash have to tell us. It will be launched in two variants – LX and VX. The low-end Hero Dash LX will be equipped with steel wheels and wear dual tone body colour theme. Whereas, top end Hero Dash VX would be embellished with black alloy wheels and ti-colour paint, which would add kind of a snob value to the commuter scooter. Did I mention dual colour side mirrors, grey silencer cover and phone charging facility on the VX?
What would be standard features of Hero Dash across all variants are, front storage/utility box, digital rider information display (LCD) next to the large analog speedo, and Integrated Braking System (IBS) a.k.a. Combi Braking System – wherein clenching the rear brake lever will pull some amount of front brake as well, for improved stopping distance and braking stability (in other words, safety). The scooter which is suspended by telescopic fork upfront, will not receive disc brake even as option. Makes sense, when top speed would be not be more than 80 to 85 kmph on the 110 kg Dash. Further safety and convenience features include side stand warning, service reminder, external fuel filler and tubeless tyres of size 90/90-12 at front and 90/90-10 at rear.
The Dash will be driven by single cylinder, 111 cc, forced air-cooled engine with OHC (Over Head Camshaft), that would generate around 8.56 PS of power @ 7,500 rpm and 9.4 Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm. Transmission system is without a doubt a CVT (Continuously Varying Transmission).
Apart from the above, we also know that Hero Dash 110cc scooter will be covered with plastic/GFRP body panels, not steel as believed before. Design of the scooter has mostly been carried forward from the model showcased at the Expo, which means youngsters would have a really trendy and edgy choice to consider.