Upcoming Hero BS6 models may comprise of the following list mostly and some of them have already seen their last days…
Hero has been fighting two battles at the same time. First it produced a lot of BS4 stock and was expecting it to get consumed within the deadlines, however, Coronavirus pandemic distorted all their plans and it was almost war level effort to liquidate more than 500 crore worth 2-wheelers (this is how they did it). Second was the BS6 compliance of its products – the hard decision of continuing some models and dropping the non-performing ones.
As we have already ventured in the greener, Bharat Stage 6 era, Hero’s decision is out in front of us. It has updated the list of motorcycles and scooters it will take forward in the first phase to ensure business continuity. However, in the process, many 2-wheelers are not a part of its arsenal anymore.
We are listing the ones that have been discontinued – temporarily or permanently!
- Xtreme 200S
- Xtreme 200R
- Xpulse 200T
- Xtreme Sports
- Maestro Edge
Out of these, the old Pleasure (which carried Honda’s 102cc engine) is definitely out of the market, along with Achiever and Xtreme Sports. In the 150cc segment, Hero will be fighting it out with the all-new and impressive Xtreme 160R which has already been updated at the official website.
What will happen to the 110 cc Duet and Maestro Edge can not be predicted at the moment as Hero has already updated them with 125cc BS6 engines. However, that 110cc motor of these scoots has also gotten the BS6 update on the new Pleasure Plus.
The biggest surprise is the non-listing of the three 200s – Xtreme 200S, 200R and Xpulse 200T. Hero has updated this 200 cc motor to BS6 on the 2020 Xpulse (here are the changes). Chances are that the three leftover models will return in either the same form or different, later this year.