Hero Motocorp has updated the Achiever 150 motorcycle. The new Achiever 150 will cost Rs 61,800 for the drum brake version and the disc brake variant will cost Rs 62,800 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Hero Motocorp has now integrated its i3s idle start-stop system in the Achiever 150. Basically, the Idle Start-Stop System kills the engine after few seconds of the motorcycle coming to a halt. This system can potentially save fuel when sitting at a traffic light or bumper to bumper traffic. The engine comes to life again as soon as the rider pulls in the clutch.
The Hero Achiever is the first 150cc motorcycle to feature start/stop technology. Apart from the i3S technology, the motorcycle also received some cosmetic updates. The tank of the motorcycle seems to be lifted straight from the Hero Xtreme, giving a more youthful look to the Achiever. The paint scheme and graphics further add to the sportiness.
The company has also announced special edition Achiever 150 that celebrates the 70 million customers milestone. This will be a limited run model and only 70 units of the same will roll out of the factory. The sports black and white paint scheme with tricolor graphics on the side of fuel tank. Hero Achiever 150 will continue to be powered by a 150cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. This engine has been slightly retuned to produce 13.6PS of max power at 8,000rpm and 12.8Nm of peak torque at 5,000rpm. Moreover, the motorcycle is now BS-IV compliant. This was necessary because the BS-IV emission norms will come into place starting April 2017. Some other small but significant changes include- daytime running headlamps, tubeless tyres, maintenance free battery, and side stand indicator. The new Achiever 150 was indigenously developed at the Global Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur.
Siddharth has always been passionate about Cars and Bikes. He was the kind of kid that always had the latest Auto magazine in his school bag. He had this dream- to become a professional racecar driver. Finally, in 2012 he found himself racing as a rookie driver in the Polo R Cup national racing championship. Over time he had to readjust the sail and get into automotive journalism to continue enjoying machines on wheels.
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