Prices of Hero Splendor, Passion, HF Deluxe, Maestro Edge And Others To Go Up From 2020
The brand will increase the prices of its bikes and scooters in the country from January 1 onwards
- The ex-showroom prices of two-wheelers will be increased by up to Rs 2,000.
- The exact amount will vary depending on the model.
- It will also depend on the city/ state in which it is sold.
Hero MotoCorp has announced that it will hike the ex-showroom price of its two-wheelers by up to Rs 2,000 from January 1, 2020. The exact amount will depend on the model as well as the market in which it is sold.
While it may not sound like much now, Hero will eventually have to hike the prices further up when it launches the BS6-compliant iterations of its portfolio, thus compounding the premium one will have to pay. Expect the brand to hike the prices by around 10 per cent to 15 per cent for the BS6 products, over the BS4 ones. The baseline prices of all two-wheelers will go up as manufacturers will have to equip their carburetted two-wheelers with fuel injection in order to comply with the norms.
The last reported price hike was in July 2019, when it increased the price of the Xtreme 200S and Xtreme 200R. We have reached out to Hero MotoCorp for the exact reason for the hike in prices and will update as soon as we hear from the brand. That said, it is likely to be a regular price hike, which Hero does periodically.
In essence, now is the only time you have a choice between an eco-friendly two-wheeler or performance-oriented one. From April 1, 2020 onwards, all the new two-wheelers will have to comply with BS6-emission norms.
In a related development, the BS6-compliant version of the Glamour FI was spotted testing recently. You can read all about the changes here. If you’re wondering to buy a new bike, now is the time. That’s because most of the BS6-compliant two-wheelers have been witnessing a drop in either the power or the torque or worse, both! That said, manufacturers are trying to offset the changes in performance by offering tangible features. Case in point is the Splendor BS6 which gets longer travel suspension and a new frame.