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Hero RNT
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Hero RNT Overview

Hero RNT is not like the conventional bikes you see around. Instead, it has been designed for utility purpose and the vehicle reflects that character from every angle. It was showcased at 2014 Delhi Auto Expo and now, the brand is mulling plan to launch this model in Indian market. If launched, the Hero RNT is going to be a very interesting product here considering its design and the purpose it has been designed for. Also, another interesting fact is that the Hero RNT is powered by a diesel engine instead of a petrol unit.Hero RNT Overview

Speaking of its design, the Hero RNT looks like a blend between a bike and a scooter. It comes with a flat loading surface with strap bars, while there are multi-use folding racks as well. There have been fitted to serve the utility purpose. There is a small space between the handlebar and the seat that gives it a step-thru look. Speaking about the headlamp, the Hero RNT gets a detachable LED lamp that can be used as an ordinary lamp in dark as well. Also, the engine of the Hero RNT can be used as a generator in need to power up the external devices.

Clearly, the Hero RNT comes with a clever design that makes it a very useful vehicle and a multi-utility product as well. It gets three-pod instrument cluster, spacious footboard, well cushioned spacious seat. It runs on black alloy wheels wrapped with meaty rubbers.

Hero RNT Engine & Transmission

The Hero RNT gets power from a 150 cc diesel engine that is capable of churning out 13.5 bhp of peak power and 35 Nm of peak torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed constant mesh sequential gearbox.Hero RNT Engine & Transmission What’s more interesting is that the Hero RNT could get a turbocharger and there could be an electric hub motor fitted to the front wheel that will make both the wheels powered individually. The hero might introduce its fuel-saving i3S technology to the RNT.

 

Hero RNT Braking & Safety

For braking duty, the Hero RNT gets large disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, while the suspension duty is done by telescopic front forks and rear monoshock absorber.Hero RNT Braking & Safety

Hero RNT Competitors

The Hero RNT doesn’t have any direct competitor in the Indian market, if we consider the present scenario.

Hero RNT Mileage

The Hero RNT is expected to come offering around 25-30 kmpl of mileage.Hero RNT Mileage

Hero RNT Performance and Handling

Built for utility purposes, the Hero RNT is expected to come offering generous and impressive performance, while its handling capacity too would be impressive.

Hero RNT What we think

We believe, the Hero RNT could be an interesting product in the Indian two-wheeler. Expect this model to be priced between Rs. 65,000 and Rs. 85,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Hero RNT: A Diesel Bike in India

Hero RNT bike is going to be a new entrant in the Indian two-wheeler market. It is an Omni-purpose model, which surpasses the conventional bikes in the matter of both utility and looks. Previously showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, this big boy stands out from any other bike running on the Indian roads at the moment.

Impressive Design

Multi-utility is the major strong point of this bike and this is contributed to the RNT bike’s well thought-off design. With a detachable LED headlamp that can be used to light up other places and an engine serving as a generator for external appliances, the multi-utilitarian aspect of the Hero Motocorp RNT bike exudes in its design. It doesn’t run on petrol but on diesel. However, the upcoming diesel bike is not going to be the first diesel bike in India, since there are existing competitors.

Further, the Hero diesel bike has multi-use folding racks, flat-loading surface with strap bars and a three-pod instrument cluster. This impressive design also includes the comfortability factor with well-cushioned spacious seats, enough foot room with spacious footboard and superior quality black tires.

Engine and Transmission of Hero Diesel Bike

The most important aspect in any bike is its performance and this bike is built for the same.

To execute its performance promises, the Hero RNT bike has been installed with a 150 cc diesel engine delivering a 13.5 bhp of peak power and 35 Nm of peak torque. The Hero RNT mileage hasn’t been still disclosed but it will definitely come with good mileage like the other things Hero has included in the bike to provide a smooth handling experience.

The bike’s power ride is going to be more powerful because apart from the transmission of power to the rear wheels, Hero is thinking to install an electric motor hub with the front wheel, which will allow both the wheels to be powered individually. Apart from this, a turbocharger is also going to be incorporated.

Additionally, the diesel motorcycle in India is also going to come with i3S fuel-saving technology.

Safety Features

A good bike provides safety on the roads and this is another important aspect that people look for. To provide a safe and comfortable ride, the Hero RNT employs large disc brakes present both at the front and rear wheels. Further, the telescopic front forks, along with rear monoshock absorber, provide a good suspension to the bike to run on rough terrains.

Conclusion

This bike, with its multi-utility functions, seems to be a very well-suited bike for the Indian market. However, its actual reception by the Indian masses can only be determined after its launch. The Hero RNT launch date in India still hasn’t been disclosed but it is speculated to be launched in 2018. The Hero diesel bike price is assumed to fall in the price bracket of Rs. 65,000 - Rs. 85,000.