Hero reveals Xoom 160, Xoom 125R, V1 Coupe, and new concepts at EICMA 2023; confirms European debut

Gajanan Kashikar Updated: November 08, 2023, 10:07 AM IST

Hero MotoCorp has unveiled a variety of new offerings, such as new Xoom 160, Xoom 125R, Vida V1 Coupe, concept 2.5R Xtunt naked motorcycle, concept Lynx electric dirt bike, and concept Acro e-bike. and laid out its ambitious plans to enter key European countries, including the United Kingdom, at the EICMA 2023.

Hero Xoom 125R

Hero has showcased its TVS Ntorq 125 and Suzuki Avenis 125 rival, the Xoom 125R. This new scooter features sporty bodywork, sharp cuts and creases, large 14-inch alloy wheels, and bright dual-tone paint job. Not to mention, it is also reminiscent of the on-sale Xoom 110. Hero has given it all-LED lighting, car-style dynamic indicators, Bluetooth-enabled digital instrument console,

While the engine specifications are not available at the moment, the scooter will come powered by a 125cc engine and is expected to produce power similar to its rivals. We expect the Xoom 125R to go on sale with prices starting from Rs 85,000-90,000.

Hero Xoom 160

Another new offering from Hero's Xoom family is the new Xoom 160. This is a first-ever maxi-style scooter from the brand, featuring sporty looks, angular panels, split LED headlights, a tall windscreen, a large single-piece seat, and 14-inch alloy wheels shod in block pattern tyres. The new Xoom 160 gets a 156cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine paired with Hero's i3s engine idle start/stop system. The power output figures are likely to be revealed at a later date.

Hero's adventure scooter boasts telescopic front forks, dual rear shock absorbers, and a single-disc setup at the front and rear. It also comes with a smart key with keyless ignition, smart find, and remote seat opening, among others. The new Xoom 160 is expected to be priced Rs 1.40-1.50 lakh. Upon launch, it will take on the likes of the Yamaha Aerox 155 and Aprillia SXR 160.

Concept 2.5R Xtunt

Alongside the new Xoom scooters, Hero showcased the 2.5R Xtunt concept. Hero has specially designed the performance-oriented 2.5R Xtunt concept for stunts. The naked motorcycle is said to be based on the recently launched Karizma XMR. It uses a trellis frame, upside down front forks, a gas-charged rear monoshock, disc brakes at the front and rear. With this, Hero might equip it with the new 210cc liquid-cooled engine that was debuted with the Karizma XMR. Interestingly, the streetfighter features active aero technology seen on the sports cars. Since it is still in the concept form, we expect Hero to introduce the motorcycle in the market later next year.

Vida V1 Coupe

Further, Hero unveiled the new variant of the Vida V1 Pro, the V1 Coupe. This scooter features a single-seat arrangement, which can be transformed to a two-seater. It retains the same features and specifications of the scooter it is based on.

Concept Lynx

Then there is the concept Lynx â€" an off-road electric motorcycle. Its design takes inspiration from a lynx cat. The Lynx packs a high-performance motor, which promises to provide high power and torque useful for climbing steep inclines, navigating rocky paths, cutting through sand, and traversing muddy trails. Interestingly, a smartphone app enables customisation of regenerative braking and traction control. Last but not least, Hero pulled the wraps of the concept Acro, an electric bike made for kids. Both electric two-wheeler concepts have been developed at the brand's European research and development hub, called Tech Centre Germany in Munich.

Hero's Europe plans

Apart from the new vehicles, Hero MotoCorp announced that it will enter Europe with its Vida electric brand. The Vida V1 electric scooter will be the first offering to be introduced in the multiple European markets, starting with Spain and France, followed by the United Kingdom in mid-2024. It will also introduce its premium range of ICE motorcycles and scooters to these countries. For this, the Hero has identified distributors and is in the process of finalising the commercial agreements. For the UK, it has selected Motogb as its distributor, while its France and Spain's distributors will be GD France and Noria Motors.

"We are excited to showcase our latest products and technologies to our stakeholders here who have come from around the world. We are collaborating with highly credible partners in the UK, Spain, and France to start commercial operations in each of these markets by mid 2024, said Niranjan Gupta, CEO, Hero MotoCorp.

He added, "We will first introduce our electric scooter Vida V1 in these countries and then expand our offerings with high-capacity premium ICE motorcycles and scooters, which are showcased here."

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