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Hero bikes price in India starts at Rs 38,900 for HF Deluxe, which is the cheapest model. The most expensive Hero motorcycle is XPulse 200 priced at Rs 1.15 Lakh. The most popular models include Splendor Plus (Rs 52,800), HF Deluxe (Rs 38,900), Glamour (Rs 63,600). Upcoming Hero models in India include XPulse 200 , Xtreme 160R which are expected to launch in 2020. Select a Hero motorcycle to find out its latest price, specifications, offers, mileage, colors, images and more at BikeDekho.

Hero Bikes Prices in India

Model Ex-Showroom Price
Splendor PlusRs. 52,800 - 63,110
HF DeluxeRs. 38,900 - 50,700
GlamourRs. 63,600 - 72,400
Passion ProRs. 56,600
Super SplendorRs. 60,700 - 70,800

Hero Bikes Models

*Ex-showroom price Delhi

Upcoming Hero Bikes

  • Hero XPulse 200
    Rs1.15 Lakh*
    Expected Launch Apr, 2020
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  • Hero Xtreme 160R
    Rs90,000 - 95,000*
    Expected Launch Jun, 2020
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Estimated price in Delhi

About Hero Bikes

Hero MotoCorp is one brand which has played a major role in mobilising India by providing an affordable means of two-wheeled transportation. Its Splendor range left such an indelible mark in the aam aadmi’s mind that it has now become a common noun! Here’s how the venerable brand worked its way to the top.

 

From Bicycles To Mopeds And Then Motorcycles

 

It all started with Hero Cycles, a bicycle manufacturer based out of Ludhiana, Punjab. Its founder, Brijmohan Lall Munjal took the business up a notch by teaming up with a bicycle parts maker, Majestic Gears, to make mopeds. Majestic Gears was then renamed as Majestic Auto and in 1978, it started manufacturing the Hero Majestic moped.

 

In 1983, Hero Cycles entered a joint collaboration with Honda Motor Company, Japan, and a shareholders’ agreement was signed. This gave birth to a new two-wheeler brand in the following year called Hero Honda Motors Ltd. It was a really sound unison as Honda had the technical expertise and both Hero and Honda shared the ambition to make their presence felt in the Indian two-wheeler market. The first product which came out of this collaboration was the Hero CD 100 with the four-stroke sloper engine. This was at a time when most of the bikes in the market were equipped with 2-stroke motors. Thanks to Honda’s engineering, the CD 100 was ages ahead of its competition in terms of reliability and fuel efficiency. This fact also reflected in the sales figures, as Hero Honda produced its 1,00,000th motorcycle in just two years!

 

Then in 1994, the Splendor was launched. That year also marked the production milestone of 10,00,000 units. It wasn’t just the technology transfer from Japan that made the company popular. Munjal’s leadership and networking skills also helped the company to strengthen its roots in the country. In 2000, the Splendor became the world’s largest selling motorcycle and Hero achieved the 40,00,000 production milestone as well!

 

Foraying Into The Performance Segment:

 

The Indian two-wheeler market had a lot of untapped potential and Hero didn’t want to simply stick to the commuter genre. So in 1999, the Hero Honda CBZ was introduced. This motorcycle packed a 156.6cc Honda engine which was tuned to offer superior acceleration compared to the competition. It was also one of the first bikes to come with a standard front disc brake.

 

2003 marked the arrival of the Hero Karizma. Armed with a 223cc Honda-derived single-cylinder air-cooled engine, the Karizma was one of the select few Indian bikes of its time which could sustain triple-digit speeds on the highway effortlessly.

 

Unfortunately, Hero couldn’t sustain its momentum in the segment as modern derivations of its past models like the Karizma ZMR and Xtreme Sports failed to capture the public’s imagination.

 

Parting Ways With Honda:

 

The joint venture between Hero Group and Honda ended in 2011 allegedly over differences in the two brands’ goals and also due to issues in royalty payouts. These developments led to the emergence of Hero MotoCorp. After parting ways with the Japanese auto major, Hero concentrated on strengthening its portfolio with the goal of reducing its dependence on Honda technology.

 

Hence, in 2016, Hero inaugurated a state of the art R&D facility called Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Rajasthan. The facility helped Hero in coming up with its own engine platform for its products. The company is currently in the process of replacing its entire portfolio with products developed from ground-up. What’s more, Hero’s indigenously-developed i3S (idle start stop system) technology has also helped in setting the brand apart from its competitors as far as the commuter segment is concerned.

 

Looking Into The Future:

 

While Hero is still currently dominating two-wheeler sales in the country, the Indian bikemaker has also set its eyes on the 200cc segment. With bikes in the 150cc market becoming dearer because of the new safety and insurance norms, the 200cc space does seem to be alluring for those who want a reasonable balance of power and fuel economy.

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Latest Reviews on Hero Bike

  • Hero Splendor Plus

    All Time Hit Bike

    All-time best bike. Best in mileage. Best in control. Best in seating. All-time hit the bike.

    By asif dewra
    On: Apr 07, 2020 | 5 Views
  • Hero Glamour

    No 1 Bike...

    Familiar bike all are good and good mileage, not much maintenance. Best for all.

    By rajiv lochan moharana
    On: Apr 07, 2020 | 15 Views
  • Hero Splendor Plus

    Hero Splendor Best Bike

    Excellent average 10 years old and still going good very low maintenance must buy bike black colour.

    By shashwat singh
    On: Apr 07, 2020 | 9 Views
  • Hero Splendor Plus

    Hero bike is no.1 bike.

    This Hero Splender bike is soo good. It gives nice mileage and sound good. This bike gives a nice life...

    By raju
    On: Apr 07, 2020 | 18 Views
  • Hero Glamour

    The Golden Bike For Good Family

    This bike is very good for family persons and cool job employees like a teacher, software engineer, lecturer and etc........ Read More

    By yuvaanil
    On: Apr 07, 2020 | 39 Views

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