Hero MotoCorp, which is the top manufacturer of two wheelers is all set to stop Ignitor that is recently launched. Along with Ignitor, the other bikes with Hero will discontinue are Impulse and Maestro. Hero Ignitor is powered by 124.7cc engine with a 5 speed gear box. It is facilitated by air cooling system and 4 stroke single cylinder OHC engine. The highest power delivered by Hero Ignitor is 11bhp at 8000 Rpm and the highest torque comes to 11 NM at 5000 Rpm. It is a kick start two wheeler that was initially put on exhibit at the New Delhi Auto Expo 2012 in the veginning of the year. There are two variants made available with disc and drum brake options. Hero Ignitor price varies as per its variants. It costs around Rs. 55, 900 for drum brake variant and Rs. 57, 900 for the disc brake variant. These bike prices are completely based on the ex-showroom prices at New Delhi.
The appearance of this bike is very much identical to that of Honda Stunner. A high maintenance and hard frame battery of 12V is installed in the bike. The total weight of this bike comes to 129 kilograms and contains a fuel tank that holds the capacity of 9 litres. The dimension of the bike is as follows 2010mm x 710 mm x 1095 mm. It was released in four colors in the market which are black, red, blue and white. Going through the Hero Ignitor pictures is the best thing people can do before owning it. There are many interesting aspects about this bike and that take in the split seats, digital analog instrument panel, dual tone mirrors, dazzling tail lamp and others. In addition to these, the other Hero Ignitor Features comprise of wet multi plate clutch, and alloy wheels that come with tubeless tires. Besides that, Tuff up tubes are also provided but these are just optional.
In spite of getting good reviews on its recent launch, Hero Bikes have come to a decision of discontinuing it as they were manufactured and designed with the technology assistance provided by Honda. Also, now the company has made a new agreement with a European company and from now onwards, it will receive its assistance when manufacturing new products. Its new partner is said to be highly specialized in the electric, internal combustion engines and hybrid vehicles segment.
In a statement given by the MD of Hero MotoCorp, Pawan Munjal, there are plans going on to establish an independent R & D set-up and as a result, the company is seeking new partners after its separation from Honda. He added that the company has already started working with its new partner for a new bike and it would resemble Impulse but give much better performance. It is reported that all the previous models are going to remain in the market and their Royalty payouts will conclude in the year 2014. Its new European partner is going to coordinate its new emission norms, which will take place from 2015. The MD also made it a point that the company is going to focus on engines with AVL, and will utilize EBR for developing mainly hybrid scooters and other bikes. The company also hopes to buy a stake in them but, with a minority stake in the initial stage, if everything goes well as planned.