Hero RNT Diesel

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₹ 80,000
* Delhi. May vary.
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QUICK FACTS & SUMMARY
Bike Variant Hero RNT Diesel
Current Status Upcoming
Body Type Scooter
Fuel Type Diesel
Price in India Hero RNT Diesel is expected to be priced around INR 80,000 in India (ex-showroom).
Vehicle Overview Hero RNT diesel is a concept motorcycle that is powered by a turbocharged, direct injected diesel engine. The 150cc, single cylinder motor is one of its kind, producing a company claimed 13.5 BHP at 4000 rpm and 35 Nm at 1600 rpm. It comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The power is produced at very low rpm level while the torque is successful for carrying heavy loads with much ease. The front and rear extension for the RNT seems to be load placing positions while it can seat 2 persons with much ease. There is directly no competitor for this engine segment around the world.
ENGINE & GEARBOX
Engine Description Liquid Cooled 4 stroke turbocharged direct injection diesel
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Displacement 150 cc
Maximum Power 13.5 BHP @ 4000 rpm
Maximum Torque 35 NM @ 1600 rpm
Number of Cylinders 1
Number of Gears 6
BRAKES & TYRES
Front Brake Hydraulic, multi-piston caliper, 300 mm rotor
Rear Brake Hydraulic, single-piston caliper, 220 mm rotor
Front Tyre 120/70-R17
Rear Tyre 150/60-R17
Front Wheel 2.75x17
Rear Wheel 4.00x17
Wheel Type Cast Aluminum
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
SUSPENSION & CHASSIS
Front Suspension 37mm Telescopic Hydraulic Forks
Rear Suspension Swing Arm with Adjustable Hydraulic Shock Absorber
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 2029 mm
Overall Width 739 mm
Overall Height 1077 mm
Ground Clearance 168 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 136 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 6 litres
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analogue
Trip Meter Digital-2
Fuel Gauge Digital
BATTERY & ELECTRICALS
Battery Type Maintenance Free Lead Acid 50 CCA battery
Capacity 6 Amp
Voltage 13 V
Alternator Electrified Upgrade features 1500 W, 60.5 @ 230 V
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Top Speed 70 kmph
0-60 kmph 5 secs
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat

Hero RNT Diesel Review

22 Dec, 2015 10:18 AM

Overview

Hero MotoCorp Limited is a world renowned Indian motorcycle and scooter manufacturing company with its headquarters in New Delhi, India. It was started as Hero Honda Motors Limited in 1984 as a joint venture between Indian company Hero Cycles and Japanese company Honda. Together, they have manufactured a lot of successful and praiseworthy bikes until December 2010, when they both decided to went on in separate ways. Hero MotoCorp Limited was the new name decided by the company on July 29, 2011 along with the development of a new brand identity and logo.

Later on, the company acquired 49.2% of shares in a sports motorcycle company, Erik Buell Racing based in East Troy, Wisconsin, USA in July 2013 to enhance their development in the field of motorcycle technology which was certainly faded out a lot after Honda left. It has a total of three manufacturing facilities in India based at Gurgaon and Dharuhera in Haryana and at Haridwar in Uttarakhand. It also has an extensive sales and service network with over 3,000 dealerships and service points all over India.

Recently, Hero MotoCorp Limited has unveiled a concept version of their and India's first diesel engine bike, Hero RnT at an event in New Delhi on January 29, 2014 along with four other remarkable products. All the five products will be showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo in February in detail, while the launch date for them differs by months. Talking about the extraordinary diesel engine bike, it is still in concept stage and will be launched by the mid of 2015. It is called as the MUV of bikes by MD and CEO of Hero MotoCorp, Mr. Pawan Munjal along with giving it a one of a kind status and world's smallest 150cc diesel unit. Let's check out this bike in detail.

Design and Style

Hero RnT seems like a true combination of a style, space, sturdiness, power, technology and performance with its extraordinary features which includes main front mounted LED headlights, a removable secondary LED with internal Li-Ion battery that can double up as a torch, wide and flat loading surfaces with strap bars, multi-use folding side racks, spacious footboards, a large and comfortable seat, an optional hub electric motor in the front wheel powered by an electric battery pack to provide 2-wheel drive option and channels up to 1.34bhp of power to the front wheels for off-road conditions with the possibility to shut off the rear drive and drive in city on electric power front-wheel-drive only, an integrated stationary generator which provides 1500W of uninterrupted supply of 6.5A at 230V thus working along with diesel engine to deliver extra electrical power for work or play at remote places, 17-inch alloy wheels with 120/70 front and 150/60 rear tubeless tires, rear tail light, self-start, black rear view mirrors on the handlebar and maintenance free battery.

Dimensions and Weight

This magnificent bike has a length of 2029mm, a width of 739mm and a height of 1077mm as its dimensions and has a good ground clearance of 168mm for a bump-free ride. It has a kerb weight of 136kgs and a fuel tank capacity of 6.0liters. The instrument panel consists of a digital speedometer and fuel gauge, an analogue tachometer, two digital trip meters, a pass light, a low fuel and a low battery indicator and a side stand indicator.

Engine and Gearbox

Hero RnT has got a 150cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, direct-injection diesel engine with a maximum power of 13.5bhp at 4,000rpm and a maximum torque of 35Nm at 1,600rpm and is mated with a six speed mesh gearbox. There is also present an option for a turbocharger. It has a top speed of 70kmph and reaches 0-60kmph mark in just 5.0 seconds with an impressive fuel economy.

Suspension and Braking System

Hero RnT has got a braking system which consists of 300mm diameter single disk brake with multi-piston callipers at front and 220mm diameter disk brake with single-piston calliper at rear. The suspension system consists of 37mm telescopic hydraulic forks at front and swing arm with adjustable hydraulic shock absorber at rear.

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