Hero is going to hike the prices of Splendor, Xpulse, Maestro Edge and all the other models by Rs 2,000. The price hike will be effective from January 2020.
Hero Motocorp is going to hike the prices of all of its motorcycles and scooters, effective from January 1. The price hike will be up to Rs 2,000 and will depend on the exact model and in which city/state it is sold.
The affected models include Hero Splendor, Passion, Xpulse, Maestro Edge and others. Chances are that the price hike could be for the BS-6 up-gradation. Anyhow, with the inclusion of BS-6 the prices were set to increase by 10-15%.
The last price hike it did was for the Xtreme 200S, a couple of months back. Hero has confirmed that it will start rolling out its BS-6 lineup well before the deadline. However, a lot of models are going to face the axe post-April 2020.
Hero has reportedly discontinued the HF Deluxe and the Splendor as well, ahead of the BS-6 deadline. The 100cc engine powering a couple of Hero motorcycles will be discontinued. This engine is originally from Honda and has been used since the time Hero-Honda was in play.
Similarly, the 100cc Pleasure will also be discontinued soon. The production of these models have been completely stopped and only leftover stock is now being sold. Hero has already launched the BS-6 compliant Splendor i-Smart 110.
Spendor i-Smart starts at Rs 64,900 (ex-showroom Delhi). In comparison to the BS-4 version, the prices have increased by Rs 7,000. Other than the BS-6 engine, it also gets minor cosmetic changes and new features as well.
Meanwhile, Hero is gearing up to launch a new commuter motorcycle. Reports suggest that the bike could be named Panther and most likely, would be a 125cc motorcycle. As of now, just the design patents have been leaked.