Desperate to make a statement to its fans and shareholders, Hero MotoCorp has gone on a product unveiling frenzy that includes both bikes and scooters. Apart from the surprise HX250R and diesel-powered RNT, Hero also unveiled a new 110cc scooter called the Dash.
Though the styling does remind us a bit about the Maestro (Look at the small visor above the headlamp!), the scooter is comparatively more shapely and proportionate.
The Hero Dash runs on a 4-stroke, 111 cc forced-air cooled engine. This engine is the brainchild of Honda, and powers quite a few scooters that are on sale in India. The specifications are a healthy 8.44 Bhp of max power at 7500 rpm, and a peak torque of 9.4 Nm at 5750 rpm. There isn’t really anything spectacular about the power figures, but they are well within the norms of the segment.
The Dash scooter comes with telescopic front forks, and uses 90/90/12 front tyre and 90/90/10 rear tyre. Both the tyres are tubeless, ensuring peace of mind. Dash uses an integrated braking system developed by Hero, with 130 mm drum brakes at both the ends and disc brakes are not present. The scooter has a fuel tank capacity of 6 litres, with about 1.8 litres of it being reserve.
- Length – 1850 mm
- Width – 822 mm
- Height – 1270 mm
- Ground Clearance – 155 mm
- Weight – 110 kilograms
OTHER FEATURES :
- Key operated external fuel lid
- Key with e-code
- Mobile charging socket
- Underseat storage space with light
- Dual-tone mirrors
- Analog-Digital combi console
- Service Due and Side Stand warning lights in the console
The Hero Dash will go on sale in the second half of the year. Frankly speaking, Hero is following the same strategy of Honda which is to fill the segment with tons of models with similar engines and differing looks. Dash appears to be a product that will be placed between the Maestro and Pleasure. Dash will compete with upcoming competitors like the Yamaha Alpha, Suzuki Let’s and existing ones like the Activa and others.