Hero presented a whole new and electrifying 150cc scooter at the 12th Delhi Auto Expo. The name of the scooter is ZIR. It is the first scooter ever by the company to boast a big engine like this. The manufacturer is ready to give chills to its competitors with its new range products that are targeting to different types of people.
Hero ZIR has two variants for the public, one is a flat floor board model and the other one is an European style step through model. Hero has powered this scooter with an all new 157.1cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, OHC engine. The mill is mated with the CVT system that makes it easily accessible. The engine is tuned to generate the maximum power of 14.08bhp at an acceleration mark of 8500rpm with the peak torque of 12.7Nm at 7000rpm. The top speed mark of the scoot is 110kmph. A fine fuel efficiency is combined with a largest fuel tank capacity of 9 liter, a first time for a scooter segment.
Hero ZIR has got a forced dynamic cooling air system that maintains a suitable temperature of the liquid coolant during long-high speed rides. The company has also blessed it with the integrated hydraulic braking system that works on Hydraulic disc brakes at the front and rear. The suspensions of the ride are Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at the front and swinging engine and adjustable dual shock absorbers at the rear.
The features that make Hero ZIR enthralling are European styled step seat, sporty front protection screen, dual projector lamps with day running lights, flower type disc plates, bright LED winkers and tail lamp, integrated pillion handle and a combo of digital-analog console. What adds to the great utilities a socket for mobile phone charging and EFI system will communicate with smart phone for all engine / riding information through Ride-start app. Besides, the European style step through variant also sports cowl mounted panel and big protection screen that makes it look special.