Hero MotoCorp’s Dare 125 in 2014, Zir 150 scooter lined up for 2015

Hero Motocorp is going to enter in 125cc scooter segment with a very agressively styled product, Dare 125. The company plans to launch this automatic scooter in second half of 2014 and this scooter will compete with market leaders Honda Dio and Yamaha Ray. Dare 125 is styled to take on these two rivals which are the first choice of youth in India. The target group for this type of scooter segment is 18-25.

2014 Hero Dare 125 scooter

2014 Hero Dare 125 scooter

Hero Dare 125 will also take on 125cc upcoming scooter from Honda and Suzuki Access 125. Dare 125 is powered by 124.8 cc four stroke engine that produces 9.38 bhp and 9.8 Nm of torque. Hero Dare 125 will have a lot of new features as compared to its competition, these are,

  • Fully digital instrumental console
  • LED tail lamp
  • 200mm front disc brake
  • Telescopic front forks
  • Dual tone body colour
  • Body coloured brake caliper
  • Day time running lights
2014 Hero Zir 150 maxi-scooter

2014 Hero Zir 150 maxi-scooter

Another product that will roll out in 2015-2016 is Hero Zir 150. Hero Zir is designed on similar lines as Kinetic Blaze scooter. Zir will have 157.1 cc is a FI unit that churns 14bhp and 12.7 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with CVT gearbox. To cool this engine, the scooter features forced dynamic cooling system. Overall fuel tank capacity is 9 liters and the scooter is capable of achieving top speed of 110kmph. Zir’s features include

  • Dual projector lamps
  • Daytime running lights
  • Windscreen
  • Petal disc brakes
  • LED taillamp
  • Mobile phone charging socket
  • Integrated hydraulic Braking System
  • 225 mm front disc brake
  • 220 mm rear disc brake

These features were were never seen in the scooter segment earlier. Hero Zir 150 is the heaviest scooter in India and it weighs 139kg. Zir is mainly targeted at men who are looking for maxi-scooter. The automatic scooter has a ground clearance of 155mm and measures 2,085 mm in length, 745 mm in width, 1,385 mm in height.

2014 Hero dare 125 scooter

2014 Hero dare 125 scooter

Hero plans to revive a new segment of maxi-scooters, which was started by the Kinetic Blaze close to a decade back. Kinetic Blaze could not survive in market due to is poor service, lack of availability of spares and high price tag at that time. Things will not be same in case of Hero as the company already have strong dealership network.

2014 Hero Zir 150

2014 Hero Zir 150

Along with these two scooters, Hero Motocorp is also bringing Hero Dash 110 cc scooter for the same market to have tough competition for Honda, Suzuki and TVS. Hero Dash 110 is expected to hit the market with Hero Dare later this year.

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