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