Hero Hastur 620
Hero MotoCorp Limited unveiled an iconic super-premium street-fighter naked sports motorcycle, Hero Hastur 620cc Concept on February 5, 2014. Although, the bike is still in a concept stage but we will soon see the production-spec model by the by mid-2016 or end-2016. This spectacular and eye-catching bike was developed with the help of EBR and has got a sincere treatment in the field of technology and design, a fine work of craftsmanship. It is introduced to compete with some major names in the much acclaimed middle-weight segment and certainly looks like a strong contender. HML is the second largest manufacturer of powered two-wheelers by making almost 6.9 million bikes a year. Let’s check out this splendid piece of machinery in detail.
Hero Hastur 620cc Concept is a perfect blend of style, sportiness, comfort and technology along with an extraordinary design. It includes twin projector beam headlights with LED running lights and integrated LED winkers, 17-inch cast aluminum wheels with sticky Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires, a step-up seat, a well sculpted fuel tank, a Panigale-style cooling air tunnels in the tail to cover a removable sub-frame for easy crash repair, LED tail lights, a neatly faired-in and under-engine exhaust, a geodesic tubular chassis, a bright yellow trellis chassis that uses the engine as a stress member for perfect mass centralization and many more along with a wet weight of 160kgs.
Engine and Gearbox
Hero Hastur 620cc Concept has got a 620cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, over-square parallel-twin engine with a maximum power of 79bhp at 9,600rpm and a maximum torque of 72Nm at 7,750rpm and is mated with a 6-speed cartridge-type gearbox transmission for quicker shifts and efficient power transfer to the rear wheel. It has a top speed of almost 240kmph and takes only 3.8 seconds to reach 0-100kmph acceleration with a mind blowing fuel economy. Its cylinder head has got a Controlled Swirl Injection for decrease in emissions, more power, broader torque and increased fuel economy. It also has a counter-rotating crankshaft which restores feel, speeds steering and improve manoeuvrability by cancelling out the reciprocating mass of the pistons and crankshaft.
Suspension and Brakes
Hero Hastur 620cc Concept has got dual disk brakes with 4-piston radial calipers at front and single disk brake at rear. The suspension system includes adjustable inverted forks at front and adjustable monoshock at rear.
It also has an all-digital instrument cluster which includes a digital fuel gauge, tachometer and speedometer, two digital trip meters, a pass light, a stand alarm, low oil, fuel and battery indicators, a high oil temperature indicator and a chocked air filter indicator.
Shades and Expected Price
The bike will be locally produced and could be priced very competitively in the Rs 5 lakh to Rs 6 lakh. This vehicle would be competing against Hyosung GT 650N and the Ducati Monster 695.