Hero Patents New Maxi Scooter Design In India, Yamaha Aerox Rival


The latest patent leak reveals a new maxi scooter designed by Hero MotoCorp. Featuring a sporty design, the scooter could go up against the likes of the Yamaha Aerox 155

Hero MotoCorp recently launched the 2023 Xtreme 160R 4V in India at a starting price of Rs. 1.27 lakh (ex-showroom). Moving ahead with its aggressive product strategy for the year 2023, the Karizma XMR 210 will also debut soon which will be powered by a liquid-cooled engine, a first for Hero.

The Xoom 110 was another prominent launch of 2023 and it has now become a best seller for the brand. In line with this, a new maxi scooter has been patented by the company and its design has been revealed via the leaked patent images.

The design patent image suggests that the two-wheeler will stay true to its maxi-scooter identity with a very sporty stance. The hefty front end houses a sharp dual headlamp setup, accompanied by a protruding beak along with a sizable front visor. The wheels seem really large in size, most probably 14 inches with a multi-spoke alloy design.


In terms of hardware, the telescopic forks at the front are quite evident, while the rear could do away with a mono-shock setup. Furthermore, it gets a disc brake at the front end and the rear tyre will likely get regular drum brakes. The overall design is narrowed down towards the back and the scooter also gets a luggage rack as seen in the patent images.

The seat is a single-piece unit and gets a significant step up for the pillion. This maxi scooter also gets a central hump, similar to what we have seen on the Yamaha Aerox 155, thus skipping the step-through design of regular scooters in the market.

The upcoming Hero maxi-scooter could likely be underpinned by an underbone-type chassis, which is currently a rare choice for two-wheeler manufacturers in the Indian market. The details about the powertrain are scarce at the moment; however, we believe that the maxi-scooter will be powered by an odd 150cc engine and the power output will be in-line with its major rivals, the Yamaha Aerox 155 and Aprilia XSR 160.