Hero has extended its premium motorcycle range with the new Xpulse 200, 200T and Xtreme 200S. All these new models are priced just around a Lakh, making them much more affordable than their respective rivals.
The premium motorcycle segment starts from 150cc and above. From the past couple of years, buyers have taken a liking for this particular segment. The average budget for a buyer is now around a Lakh.
To benefit the most of this segment, Hero Motocorp is planning new launches. The manufacturer has plans to launch more bikes in the 150-400cc range.
As of now, the launch timeline of the SUV has not been revealed. Possibly, the upcoming motorcycles might be launched by 2021 or something like that.
If you remember, Hero has showcased the XF3R 300cc naked streetfighter as a concept at the 2016 Auto Expo. This is the only product that is rumoured to launch from a long time.
Reportedly, it is already under development and we can expect it to hit the Indian roads by next year. It is one of the most premium showcased motorcycles from the manufacturer.
XF3R concept came with Upside-Down forks and a single-side swingarm with monoshock suspension. The turn indicators were integrated on the bike, just above the headlamps.
Features onboard included full-LED headlamps, digital instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity, Turn-by-Turn navigation, call and message notification alert and dual-ABS setup.
XF3R would use a 300cc liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder engine, that would deliver nearly 32-33 BHP and 30-31 Nm of peak torque. The motor would come mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Other possibilities include a cruiser and a more powerful sportsbike. Hero has never had a cruiser in the lineup, but could possibly launch an affordable one to aim it against the Bajaj Avenger series.