Hero MotoCorp has just taken the wraps off its mass market offering, the Hero Dash 110cc scooter which will be entering the already crowded 110cc scooter segment. Honda has the major share of the segment with its segment leader Activa but the likes of Hero Maestro, TVS Wego, TVS Jupiter and Yamaha Ray are giving it a run for its money too. The Dash comes across as a youthful offering and is pretty much an Activa on the inside.
Expect it to be priced around Rs 47,-000-49,000, ex-showroom Delhi
It comes with the same 111cc motor that powers a slew of automatic scooters from Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India as well as Hero MotoCorp. The engine develops a maximum power of 8.44 BHP @ 7,500 RPM with the peak torque of 9.4 NM @ 5,750 RPM. It gets telescopic forks up front. The front tyre is a 90/90/12 unit while the rear tyre 90/90/10 one. They are tubeless tyres which team up with alloy wheels which add a dash of sportiness to the overall appeal of the scooter. It get 130mm drum brakes at front as well as rear and they get coupled with the company’s integrated braking system to bring the scooter to a halt.
It will weigh 110 kgs which makes it decent enough for city maneuverability. Hero Dash has a ground clearance of 155mm with a fuel tank capacity of 6.0 litres (1.8 litres reserve). You get an external fuel lid so you need not get down at the fuel pump and the instrument cluster comes with a side stand indicator and service due warning. A nice touch is the mobile charging socket which is pretty practical and useful and you get a decent amount of under seat storage. The nice bit about the under seat storage is that you get a light as well in it so you need not struggle in a poorly lit place to find your stuff from the under seat storage.
It comes with a digital-analogue meter and dual tone rear view mirrors which are slowly becoming standard on all products from Hero MotoCorp. The scooter will hit the Indian roads post June 2014 and Hero will be hoping that the Dash to make its presence felt in the 110cc scooter segment. The Dash will join Pleasure and Maestro in the company’s lineup to aid the company’s attempts of getting a share of this lucrative segment. With so many scooters coming in, will Hero be able to make a mark with the Dash?
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