A recent report from the brand confirms that the 620cc Hero Hastur will never see the daylight. The Indian brand is known for the most successful commuters of all time in the country and their venture into the 150cc-400cc space will definitely leave others sweating.
However, the scrapping of HX250R and now, the Hastur concept means that they don’t want to take any chance by bringing the 5-year old design lines into existence. The first step to prove their statement was the launch of Xtreme 200S and the xPulse 200 in India, further raising eyebrows with their 400cc upper limit to facilitate the celebrated XF3R concept.
However, the almost non-existent Achiever 150 and Xtreme Sports also mean that they could focus first on the volume-generating segment and then move swiftly into the premium bracket with their one-of-its-kind pricing. The 620cc Hero Hastur was designed in collaboration with EBR and believe it or not, Hero seems to scrap everything they had made during that era.
The current-gen Karizma is the last product standing from a failed partnership and sales figure posted by the same in the last few months of existence clears that it won’t last long. The cost-cutting measures taken by sharing components in the 200cc category may help them add more practicality to the upcoming bikes.
Hero Hastur had a radical streetfighter design with a split headlamp, dual front discs, underbelly exhaust and exposed frame with a yellow finish on the concept. It felt like the prototype was not working at all, with Hero MotoCorp still claiming 80 HP and 72 Nm of output from the twin-cylinder 620cc engine.
The 15-litre fuel tank, 240 kmph of top speed, and an astonishing 160 kg of wet weight will now remain spec sheet content for the rest of its life. Once finished with scrapping all the outdated concepts, Hero MotoCorp is next expected to work on their 300cc segment product alongside the basic commuters.