SURPRISE: Hero To Showcase 600cc Naked Bike ‘HASTUR’ at Auto Expo

by Bishakh on February 4, 2014

Hero MotoCorp is on a roll!! And by the looks of it, this isn’t gonna stop anytime soon. As reports flow in from Economic Times, it appears that Hero MotoCorp has kept its ace well hidden beneath its sleeve. The ace is a 600cc naked bike rumoured to be called the “HASTUR”, and it is expected to slip out into full public view at the Auto Expo 2014.

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Hero MotoCorp’s moves are well aimed at shedding the image of technological incompetence that shrouds them. Few days back, they took everyone by surprise when they unveiled five new products that included their promised quarter-liter bike with 31PS of power and a noticeable under-seat exhaust. There was a diesel bike too, as well as an electric scooter on display. The 600cc naked bike really represents the next zenith of their curve.

Reports suggest that the HASTUR has been in works for quite some time now, and it will mark the entry of the world’s largest two-wheeler maker into the arena of super bikes. The bike is expected to be unveiled at the Auto Expo as a concept and it has been kept under a thick veil of secrecy. Insiders related to the source suggest that the bike is very aggressive in its design statement. The sources also seemed to indicate that the bike has been designed keeping in mind the international market, but it could also be sold in the Indian market as well to cash in on the growing craze for faster, more powerful bikes.

Specifications of the bike are in the dark at the moment now, and we hope they are revealed at the Auto Expo. HASTUR does have the looks, and it could very well kick Hero MotoCorp into a higher orbit. Rumor mills suggest that the bike will churn out around 7o horses, and 55 Nm of torque. Keep tuned to us as we dig more about the HASTUR, which is poised to give competition to the naked half-liters in the country and the upcoming Duke 690.

Also Check : List & Details of all 5 New Hero Products: HX250R, Xtreme Sports & More

 

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Mukesh February 4, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Killer looks, will give 15/10.
and if those muscles are made of steel rather than poor fibre. will give 20/10 for looks !!
Hero on a roll !!

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Mari February 4, 2014 at 6:59 pm

First Hero should concentrate on consolidating it’s position in mass segments such as 100,110 and 150 cc’s. This is an ambitious move and will give great visibility for Hero in developed countries. But Hero can concentrate on these projects with a slow and steady approach.

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Krish Kamath February 5, 2014 at 8:52 am

Out of curiosity, i researched more about the name HASTUR. Guess what!

According to Horror related Fictional Book Authors, “Hastur appears as a fallen angel and duke of hell”. The link also lists aliases to the name – “Hastur” or “The Unspeakable One”, or “Him Who Is Not to be Named”.

Apt reference when thought of as competition to Duke 690? Sexy name i say. :-)

Source – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastur

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Bishakh February 9, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Wow :D

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Balachander February 5, 2014 at 10:33 am

Awesome!

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bujji February 5, 2014 at 4:09 pm

jesus mary joseph!!!!!!!!!

are these bikes from hero motocorp .???

don’t they have technology partner like bajaj with ktm.??

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