Hero’s new off-roader bike likely to launch in late 2018; could be a more powerful variant of Impulse
India’s number one two-wheeler manufacturer is gearing up to pump in a range of exciting products in the domestic market by the end of next fiscal. One of them is going to be a 200 cc off-roader bike that is expected to launch in late 2018. Despite the scarce information about the bike, of could be a powerful version of the Impulse.
The 150 cc off-roader was discontinued in the country earlier this year due to poor sales. Hero believes a more powerful and premium off-roader bike would cater the demand of the enthusiasts. As the company says, it received complaint regarding lack of power of the Impulse. Therefore, all these indicate the upcoming bike will be a more powerful version of Hero Impulse.
Apart from that, Hero MotoCorp is also working on the Xtreme 200S that is expected to launch later this financial year. We might see the bike being launched at the upcoming 2018 New Delhi Auto Expo. Both the 200 cc off-roader and the Hero Xtreme 200S come as part of the company’s strategy to introduce new products in the 200 cc – 250 cc category.
Not only the bike segment, Hero MotoCorp is focusing in the scooter segment as well. Keeping an eye on the growing demand of premium scooters, the homegrown two-wheeler manufacturer is gearing up to launch a new 125 cc scooter in the country. Expect this model to hit showrooms in the first quarter of 2018.
To expand its business further, Hero MotoCorp is also working on the electric two-wheeler alongside the conventional fossil fuel powered bikes and scooters. As we reported earlier, the company wants to take lead in Indian electric two-wheeler market keeping an eye on the government’s strategy to introduce all-electric mobility across the country by 2030. It has already invested Rs. 205 crore in a EV start-up Ather Energy and it is also developing in-house electric two-wheelers.