Hero MotoCorp unveiled a 150cc hybrid diesel concept motorcycle RNT on 29 January 2014. Along with RNT, company has plans to launch four other models by 2014-15.
RNT, Leap (hybrid scooter) and 250 cc bike HXR250R are completely new products, while Dash (110cc scooter) and Xtreme Sports (150cc bike) models are based on existing platforms. Company has plan to launch 150cc Xtreme Sports bike in the first quarter, 110cc scooter Dash in the second quarter and Leap and 250cc sports bike in the second half of the year 2014. The company would first launch the vehicle in the western markets and then bring it to India. The hybrid scooter will have a range of around 340 km on one single charge and a full tank. The scooter’s range is better than any electric vehicle.
Hero Motocorp Ltd., formerly Hero Honda, is an Indian motorcycle and scooter manufacturer based in New Delhi, India. The company is the largest two wheeler manufacturer in the world. Hero Honda started in 1984 as a joint venture between Hero Cycles of India and Honda of Japan. In 2010, when Honda decided to move out of the joint venture, Hero Group bought the shares held by Honda. Subsequently, in August 2011 the company was renamed Hero MotoCorp with a new corporate identity.