HERO HONDA NOW HERO MOTOR CORP
Hero Honda - the world’s largest two-wheeler company revealed its new identity and changed the name of the company on 9th August, 2011. A mega event was held at the majestic O2 Arena on the BANKS of river Thames, London. Hero Honda is now Hero MotoCorp, the company revealed the new logo and unleashed 2 all-new products - Impulse and Maestro. Hero Impulse is a on-road cum off-road bike while Hero Maestro is a unisex scooter.
The company’s much-awaited new global brand identity was unveiled by Dr. Brijmohan Lall, Chairman and Mr. Pawan Munjal, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Hero MotoCorp. Oscar-winning music composer A. R. Rahman has composed and sung the new THEME SONG of Hero MotoCorp Ltd., titled “Hum Mein Hai Hero”. Rahman was also present at the glittering function, which saw the reigning star of Hindi cinema, Shah Rukh Khan in the role of anchor. Ranbir Kapoor unveiled the 'Impulse' and Irfan Pathan unleashed the 'Maestro'.
The Hero Maestro’s appearance includes a well thought-out front apron, mudguard and vast side panels, all showing conservative lines. The headlamp works well, and adding some style are the dual tone rear-view mirrors, which work well but are cumbersome to adjust. A modern touch on the latest Hero is an LCD-equipped multi-pod instruments bay, with an analogue speedometer that highlights the ‘economy’ riding zone between 30kph to 50kph. The instruments also get a trip meter along with the standard odometer. The soft palm grips, standard quality switch gear and brake levers feel good, while the flimsy feeling brake-lock clamp is painful to operate. A shuttered ignition-key system is another useful safety feature on the Maestro. Utility space comes in the form of an ample lockable bay under the seat. The scooter’s broad warning light cluster and large grab-bar gives a sense of masculinity. The Hero Maestro’s fit-and-finish quality is at par with its rivals.
|Engine:||4-stroke Single Cylinder OHC|
|Maximum Power:||8.2 Bhp @ 7500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque:||9.1 Nm @ 5500 rpm|
|Clutch:||Dry, Automatic Centrifugal Clutch|
|Chassis Type:||High Rigidity Underbone Type|
|Cooling Type:||Air Cooling|