Hero Motorcorp Ltd. is a manufacturer of scooters and motorbikes. Formerly known as Hero Honda, the company is the second-largest motorcycle company in the world and the largest in India. In 2010, the company terminated the joint venture with Honda and started Hero Motorcorp. The company had revenue of Rs.34,658 crores in 2019. The company has sold more than 90 million two-wheelers since it started operations and has established more than 6,000 touchpoints for customers to interact with the company.
The company gained popularity with its campaign that focused on fuel efficiency, with the tagline 'Fill it, shut it, forget it'. In the motorbike segment, it was unchallenged with a 50% market share, completely dominating the segment. Three of the top five selling bikes were from the Hero stable (Splendor, HF Deluxe, and Glamour).
Some of the top two-wheeler models offered by Hero Auto are:
Hero Splendor plus has a 97 cc single-cylinder engine that is available in electric and kick start modes. The 'i3' technology ensures a 9% higher fuel efficiency. It has a long seat and a high tensile double-cradle frame. The integrated braking system offers superior safety.
The HF Deluxe has a 97.2 cc engine mated to a 4-speed transmission. The Deluxe has best-in-class features like engine cut-off at fail, better pulling power for varying loads, high altitude driving, easier uphill climb, and all-weather easy start.
The Hero Glamour has a 125 cc fuel-injected engine with a 5-speed transmission. It has a new diamond frame replacing the earlier tubular frame. Its top features include dual-tone body graphics, 'autosail' for smoother city ride, digi-analog console, and a brighter headlamp.
The Hero Passion Pro has a 110 cc engine with a new diamond-frame chassis. The i3 sensor saves petrol by automatically stopping the engine while idling. Its vehicle speed sensor can detect the load at the rear wheel. It has a longer engine life.
It has a 160cc fuel-injected motor with a 5-speed gearbox. It can go from 0 to 60km/h in 4.7 seconds. It has a full LED headlamp, with a signature LED tail lamp. Its 14 sensors ensure the use of the best technology. Safety is ensured by the side stand engine cut off.
The premium rates for some of the top two-wheeler models offered by Hero Motorcorp are listed in the table below. The premium depends on the variant of the model, engine capacity, year of registration, place of registration, among others.
Ex-showroom price of the two-wheeler
Hero Splendor plus Alloy wheel 100 cc
Hero HF Deluxe 100 cc
Hero Glamour 125 FI Disc
Hero Passion Pro Disc 110 cc
Hero Xtreme 160R Front disc
*The price is calculated for the 2020 model registered in Chennai.
Add-ons help you to enhance the scope of your Hero bike insurance policy. Some of the exclusions in the policy can be covered through the help of add-ons. Some of the add-ons you can consider buying are:
PolicyX.com offers a simple and convenient way of renewing your Hero bike insurance policy. The following is the procedure to do it:
Engine breakdown failure that occurs due to an oil spill or water ingress is normally excluded from the scope of the policy and you cannot make a claim. If you had purchased the engine safe cover as an add-on, then you can claim for engine repair.
The IDV (Insured Declared Value) of the bike reduces every year in line with the market price. If you want to get a higher claim due to a total loss or theft, then it is suggested to buy the return to invoice cover. This will ensure that your total loss is calculated against the invoice price and not the IDV.
This kind of damage to a bike is considered vandalism and is covered under man-made hazards in your insurance policy. You can definitely claim for these expenses under insurance and can get reimbursed for the same.
The basic insurance policy does not have a provision for such a claim. However, if you had purchased the daily allowance add-on cover, then you would be paid a fixed sum of money. This money is given by the insurer to take care of your travel expenses while your bike is under repair (subject to limits mentioned in the add-on document).
Last updated on 10-08-2020