Expected Launch Date: Nov 2018
Hero Leap Overview
The hero is not only exploring its luck in the conventional fuel powered scooter segment in the Indian market, the homegrown two-wheeler manufacturer is keen to take a leading position in the eco-friendly segment as well. One of the products focusing that segment is the Hero Leap hybrid scooter. In terms of design, this scooter will come with a unique appearance.
It will get a sleek and lean look. There will be a round shaped LED headlamp at the top, while at the centre of the front cowl, there will be a secondary round shaped LED lamp as well providing additional illumination. The scooter will come equipped with a compact visor. Expect a fully digital instrument cluster to be there showing various information.
A spacious footboard area, well-cushioned seat make sure, the scooter offers the rider a comfortable riding experience. The pillion seat too comes offering comfort and there are split grab rails. A LED taillight adds zing to the model.
Hero Leap Engine & Transmission
The power source for the Hero Leap is a Permanent Magnet AC (PMAC) motor that draws energy from the lithium-ion battery pack. This electric motor is capable of generating 10.7 bhp of peak power and 60 Nm of impressive torque output as well. The torque is available from zero rpm and this fact certainly makes the scooter more attractive.
What’s more appealing is the scooter gets a 124 cc petrol engine that makes sure the scooter runs several more kilometres, thanks to a 3-litre fuel tank. Also, the petrol motor is combined with an onboard generator that provides charge to the lithium-ion battery pack. Clearly, the scooter comes equipped with some high-end and efficient technology.
Hero Leap Braking & Safety
For braking duty, the Hero Duet hybrid scooter will come equipped with 240 mm Brembo twin-piston disc brake at the front, while the rear will get a drum unit.
Hero Leap Competitors
Hero Duet hybrid scooter won’t have any direct competitor immediately. But, it would throw challenge to some premium models on offer in India.
Hero Leap Mileage
Expect the scooter to run a pretty impressive range without refuelling or recharging.
Hero Leap Performance and Handling
The scooter will certainly come ensuring an impressive performance and handling quality of the scooter too will be good. Expect it to be capable of running at a top speed of 100 kmph.
Hero Leap What we think
Considering the fact that India is thriving towards green mobility, the Hero Duet hybrid scooter could be an interesting product and if the brand keeps pricing of the model aggressive, this will certainly see success.
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