Hero developing Sport & Adventure bikes, on-road and off-road
According to the sources, the engine only has one cylinder and can produce a displacement of 300 cc.
Due to the absence of a well-known brand like as KTM or BMW to support the company in the area of engine technology, it is almost unavoidable for Hero to play the displacement game similar to Royal Enfield, which constantly thinks about large engine numbers during the development stage itself.
Given that Hero already manufactures a motorsports machine with a displacement of 450 cc, our view is that the engine might have the same capacity. Since Hero’s output numbers have never been particularly impressive, the choice of a 450 makes perfect sense in order to compete with rivals who already produce more than 40 horsepower.
With Royal Enfield preparing a 450 cc Himalayan, Hero’s decision makes sense. Contrary to our estimates, if Hero produces a 300cc engine, it will need to work hard to catch up to the competition.
Recent spy shots show that Hero is preparing a sport bike, a street adventure bike, and an off-road adventure cycle, the Xtreme 200S, 200T, and 200 4V.
Sport bikes usually feature telescopic forks, while adventure bikes include USD forks. All motorcycles have monoshocks on box-section swing arms. Adventure bikes use spoke wheels, whereas the sport cycle has alloy wheels.
When it comes to how they look, adventure bikes look like typical adventure tourers because they have a front beak. The front is raised, and the tall windshield is the last part. The handlebar is angled toward the rider to make it easier on the rider’s body. RVMs are attached to the handlebar.
The seat is comprised of two separate pieces and has no steps. The bikes have thick panels all over, so they should be as big as the Ducati Multistrada when you see them in person. The back is very high and has a long mud flap.
When it comes to the shape of the sport bike, it looks a lot like the Suzuki Gixxer SF. The close clip-ons and short wind screen remind me of the Suzuki. For a sporty look, the RVMs are mounted on the fairing.
Possibly later this year, the three motorcycles will be displayed publicly, with sales beginning in 2032. When released, they will undoubtedly cause a stir in the affordable luxury market.