LAUNCHES PASSION XPRO XTEC WITH SEGMENT FIRST ELEMENTS
UPDATED THRILLER 160R WITH ENHANCED FEATURES
Aligned with its customer-centric approach, Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, has reinvigorated the motorcycle segment with the introduction of two new and updated versions of its successful brands - Passion XPRO XTEC and Thriller 160R – in Bangladesh.
The new motorcycles showcase the company's commitment to providing youthful products with modern design, latest technology, and distinct appeal to its valued customers in the country.
Both new bikes were launched through a ceremonial event conducted at the grand ballroom of Sheraton Hotel in Banani on 14th June, 2022. The top management of Niloy Motors Limited and HMCL Niloy Bangladesh Limited along with the Brand Ambassador of HERO Mr. Arifin Shuvoo, who is currently the leading actor of the country, were present at the event. The program ended with a stunning performance by one of the most renowned singers of Bangladesh –Kornia.
The new two-wheelers have been priced attractively, with the Passion XPRO XTEC priced at 1,24,490 BDT, Thriller 160R (single disk) at 1,93,990 BDT and Thriller 160R (double disk) at 2,03,990 BDT. Both motorcycles will be available at Hero dealerships across the country from June 22 onwards.
Commenting on the launch, Sanjay Bhan, Head – Global Business, Hero MotoCorp, said, “Bangladesh continues to be one of our most important markets. We regularly introduce exciting products and services for our customers here and are confident that this will enable us to further entrench the brand in the country. Both these new products feature the latest technology and modern design, which should appeal to multiple customer segments. We will continue to introduce our latest range of global products for our customers in the country.”
Hero MotoCorp forayed into Bangladesh in April 2014 through a joint venture with Nitol Niloy Group. The Company has a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Jessore with an installed capacity of 250,000 motorcycles and scooters per annum. Hero MotoCorp products are sold across the country through Niloy Motors Limited, the exclusive distributor of Hero MotoCorp products in Bangladesh, which has a network of more than 500 customer touch-points across the country. Hero MotoCorp was the first manufacturer in the country to offer five years warranty on its products.
The company’s current product portfolio in Bangladesh now includes ten motorcycles and two scooters - HF Deluxe, Splendor+, Splendor iSmart Plus, Passion XPro, Passion XPro XTEC, Glamour, Ignitor Techno, Hunk 150, Hunk 150R, Thriller 160R, Pleasure and Maestro Edge.
The Passion XPRO XTEC
The Passion XPRO XTEC comes with a range of new segment-first features including an all-new fully Digital Cluster with blue-back light, Bluetooth connectivity with advanced on-display features like call alert with caller name, missed call & SMS notifications, phone battery percentage on display and service due reminders.
Design & Convenience
Another segment-first feature, is the Projector LED headlamps with best-in-segment brightness and 12% longer beam than the conventional halogen lamp. A new visor & Cowl to house the LED projector headlamp enhances the aerodynamics while the Rim Tapes add to the sportiness. Ensuring utmost safety and convenience, the Passion XPRO XTEC features a Disc Brake with CBS (combi-braking system) and a Low-fuel indicator.
The motorcycle comes in two new exciting colors to suit the riders’ personality - Techno Blue and Sports Red.
The new motorcycle comes with a BS-IV compliant 110cc (Torque on Demand) engine, producing a maximum power output of 7.0 (9.4) kW (PS) @ 7500 rpm and maximum torque of 9.0 Nm @ 5500 rpm.
The Thriller 160R
The updated Thriller 160R comes with a USB changer that is conveniently located under the handlebar. A new Belly-pan protects the engine against dust/mud and improves aesthetics.
Providing enhanced safety and comfort to the pillion, the motorcycle also features a new seat and rear grab rails.
Adding to the sportiness of the Thriller 160R is the new aggressive graphics scheme on the fuel tank and the tank pad.
Setting the bar for a modern streetfighter and real-world performance, the Thriller 160R comes with a 160cc air-cooled BS-VI Compliant engine that is powered by the XSens technology and advanced Programmed-Fuel-Injection. The Engine delivers an impressive power output of 15.2 PS @ 8500 RPM. Joining the fast lane with a class-leading acceleration, 0-60 km/h in 4.7 seconds.
The Thriller 160R enjoys a commanding riding position with ergonomics engineered for the streets. The light-weight rigid diamond frame setup along with a lightweight 139.5 kg body and alloys offers exceptional handling in the streets while making it a corner happy machine at the same time. The 37mm Telescopic Front Forks and a 7-step adjustable Rear Mono-shock Suspension setup is tuned for urban agility, providing precise handling and a smooth ride. Brakes with 276mm Front petal disc and 220mm Rear petal disc ensure that the rider is always in full control and confident of the stopping power. The 165mm ground clearance ensures the ride is hurdle-free.
The Thriller 160R is paired with a first-in-segment – all LED package including Droid LED headlamp, sleek and robust LED Winkers, and Signature LED Tail-lamp with a unique 'H' insignia to differentiate from the crowd. The LCD brightness adjustment features enable a rider to adjust to 5 different levels for better readability in bright conditions. The inverted fully digital LCD display together with the first-in-segment side-stand engine cut off ensures the motorcycle is both technologically advanced and safe.
About Hero MotoCorp Ltd.
The New Delhi (India) headquartered Hero MotoCorp Ltd. is the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, in terms of unit volumes sold by a single company in a year — the coveted position it has held for the past 21 consecutive years. The Company has sold over 100 million motorcycles and scooters in cumulative sales since its inception. Hero MotoCorp currently sells its products in 43 countries across Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America. Hero MotoCorp has eight state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, including six in India, and one each in Colombia and Bangladesh. Hero MotoCorp has two world-class, state-of-the-art R&D facilities — the Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in India and Tech Centre Germany (TCG) near Munich. Hero MotoCorp is one of the largest corporate promoters of multiple disciplines of sports, including, Golf, Football, Field Hockey, Cricket and Motorsports. Fifteen-time Major winner Tiger Woods is Hero’s Global Corporate Partner.
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