Hero to Launch BS6 Compliant 2-Wheelers Before Proposed Timeline
Hero MotoCorp recently announced the preparation plans for BS6 compliant vehicles in its lineup. They are ready to tackle the April 2020 deadline well in advance as this could help them keep things under check and may not result in a pileup of vehicles in the last days of the deadline. The two additions at that time would be fuel injection and on-board diagnostic option for the vehicle.
Hero HX250R Prototype
Hero started well at the tome of BS4 and converted most of the products that were selling in good number on time. However, dealers with huge stocks had to offer discounts in order to clear up the stock that would have been called illegal from the next day. Hero reshuffled whole of the lineup recently, leaving just those products that are selling in high numbers and few others that will soon be brought back as BS4 compliant in the coming days.
The most recent entry into the lineup is Hero Glamour, carrying an all new design and a much bigger price tag than before. Hero MotoCorp is presently the highest selling two wheeler brand in India. The volume generators on the list include Splendor, HF Deluxe and Passion while scooters like Maestro Edge and Duet also sells in considerable numbers.
Hero Hastur Concept
For BS6 (Bharat Stage VI), the manufacturers have to include fuel injection in all the bikes/scooters and it will certainly raise the cost by a considerable margin. That could propel the price of an ordinary 100cc bike to INR 60,000 in the mid of 2020. With nearly 3 years in hand, manufacturers have enough time to plan the future.