Hero MotoCorp – the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer has made its roots stronger in the 100cc – 110cc automatic scooter segment further in the country after it parted ways with its former partner Honda. The company had launched two completely in house developed scooters namely Duet and Maestro Edge to end up the royalty issue with Honda. The company later on, discontinued the Maestro from the Indian two-market as it was using the engine technology from Honda.
Now, a recent report at Autocar Professional suggests that Hero MotoCorp will launch a 125cc automatic scooter in the country sometime by September 2017. The report does not specify that which scooter will be launched by the company but there is a healthy possibility that the model in question is the Hero Dare that was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo.
The Hero Dare will come powered by 124.6cc, ir-cooled engine that will come linked to an automatic transmission system. The carbureted engine develops a maximum power output of 9.38 bhp along with a peak torque of 9.8 Nm. The braking duties on the Dare are taken care of with the help of a disc brake up front along with a drum brake at the rear. Other features include LED Daytime Running lights (DRLs) and a full digital instrument console. Also Read: Next Generation Hero MotoCorp Karizma in the Making
To be precise, the report suggests that the upcoming Hero Dare will be launched in the country during the first two quarters of FY2017-18, which means that it will be launched anytime by September 2017. Also Read: New Hero Achiever 150 vs Bajaj V15: Spec Comparison Report
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