Auto Expo: Hero Unveils 110kmph 150cc Scooter ZIR; Specs, Pics & Details

by Sreekumar Prabhakaran on February 8, 2014

Not only did HERO venture into the 125cc segment, they also announced their arrival in the 150cc scooter segment! The ‘ZIR’ from Hero MotoCorp is a 150cc scooter unveiled at the Expo together with the 110cc ‘Dash’ and the 125cc ‘Dare’. And what we see here looks really interesting.

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The styling and the power of the Zir should make it a comfortable long-distance ride (relatively). The step seat and the windshield on the Zir are akin to two-wheeled highway cruisers and would be appreciated by people who commute a goodish distance to and fro work. The Zir is heavy and weighs in at 139 kg and boasts of a 110 kmph top speed.

There are two variants of the scooter, one is a step-through model and the other one has a flat foot-rest floor. Both of them were on display at the Auto Expo and are pictured here.

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Zir is equipped with a 157.1 cc liquid-cooled single cylinder 4 stroke engine. This motor develops around 14.3PS of peak power and 12.7 Nm of max torque and is kept cool by what Hero calls a ‘Forced Dynamic Cooling Air System’ that maintains an apt temperature of the liquid coolant during longish fast rides.

Here are the main features of ZIR:

  • Two projector headlights
  • daytime running lights
  • disc brakes
  • LED turn indicators and tail lamps
  • Console is a combination of digital and analog
  • 12V charging point.

The EFI  (Electronic Fuel Injection) of Zir can, with the help of an app called the ‘Ride-Stat,’ communicate with your smartphone for engine and riding parameters.

Braking is hydraulic discs on both wheels with tubeless tires. The fuel tank can take up 9 liters with 2.5 liters of usable reserve. Now this is what we call a masterstroke and a real power scooter from Hero. Bring it on, mate!

Hero ZIR Specifications

  • Engine: 157.1cc Liquid Cooled 4 stroke OHC
  • Max Power: 14.3PS at 8500rpm
  • Max torque: 12.7Nm at 7000 rpm
  • Length x Width x Height: 2085mm x 745mm x 1385mm
  • Ground Clearance: 155mm
  • Kerb Weight: 139kgs
  • Battery: 12V 6Ah
  • Fuel Capacity: 9 liters
  • Tyres: 110/90 – 13 front, 130/90 13 rear
  • Suspension: Telescopic hydraulic shock absorber dia 35mm front, Adjustable dual shock shock absorbers
  • Brakes: 225mm disc brake with 2 piston callipers front, 220mm drum brakes rear

Hero ZIR Pic Gallery

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DON February 8, 2014 at 8:15 pm

What the…..****!!!. Listen here all the scoots….your mother has arrived!!!

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vivek February 8, 2014 at 10:24 pm

This is a scooter!! This is epic….

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Balachander February 9, 2014 at 10:21 am

That’s one awesome scooter…
Will trash all other scooters in India if Hero launches it before the competition.
If they really want to make big money then they should launch it this year with a reasonable price tag.

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Amar February 9, 2014 at 2:45 pm

A literal copy of Honda PCX 150, but im glad they have done this to Honda who keep launching new models with the same old 109cc engine. They deserve a good knock in their back and i think Bajaj and Hero will give it to them. @$$#()!% need to lower their prices and launch products they have in international markets or else they can get the hell out of India.

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avsatishchandra February 9, 2014 at 5:37 pm

The cubic capacity of the engine is eerily close to that of the original engine on the Hero Honda CBZ.

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yila February 9, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Hero should add an Mp3 player-based music system to this scooter.

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Patrick February 10, 2014 at 8:41 am

This looks like a lame copy of the old Kinetic Italiano Blaze.
I think Hero is counting its chickens before they hatch by launching so many models.

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Dinesh February 10, 2014 at 11:37 am

many people are saying this is copy. but just looking into the foreign market, there are many scooters with similar look. for this type of scooter, variation can be done only a minimum. In Europe there are plenty of scooter with this similar look. we cannot say that those scooter are copy.

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skam February 11, 2014 at 8:56 am

reminds of the power scoot.. kinetic blaze..which didnt do well :(

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Anurag February 16, 2014 at 12:41 pm

though much appreciate Hero’s RnD efforts in making ZIR, I still do not see any market for these power scooters in our country. With our compact traffucked streets, this scooter will not be easy to maneuver, nor would it be nimble with so much of weight and 13 incher wheels. Putting the city riding aside, for touring purpose also, the enthusiasts have inclination towards the geared motorcycles to automatic scooters and non enthusiasts just manage everything on their splendor, plus, pro, supper and now TR.
But all said and done, I hope I am wrong in my analysis, and would love to see lots of power scooters on road though I might not be one wanting it for myself for now.

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