Hero MotoCorp had proved that the latest event was quite happening -the 2014 auto expo wherein a lot of new launches were showcased. Thus had indeed left many onlookers surprised. One of the biggest attractions among them was the Hastur, a street fighter bike jointly engineered by Hero and its partner, EBR. The Hastur gets a yellowish trellis steel tube chassis with an aluminium subframe, extending the swing are giving a rough look to the bike. The tank is huge and complements the minimalist bodywork. The seating looks really comfortable and smooth. Hero Hastur is a street bike concept from the Indian manufacturer, claiming one of the best performance values around its segment in the present form. It will be built into a production ready middleweight street fighter in the future.
As said above, the Hero Hastur has a very straight forward and aggressive design. The headlights are sharp, two eyes with projector lamps in them. The whole under-skin structure is visible in the form of yellow rods, flowing through the full body, ending at the swing arm. The engine seems more like a massive block under the tank, and the two exhaust pipes ends neatly below the whole structure. The rear view mirrors are arranged very attractively outside the handlebar and the whole thing looks futuristic. The vision of the future seems to be based more on practicability than the beauty and making the statement true to its full, we came across the all new ready for its debut machine, the Hero Hastur. The motorcycle is different from what we encounter every day. Curves are totally missing and what all you see are sharp edges of metal and fiber, designed in such a way that it looks nothing less than a beast.
The Hastur is powered by a four-stroke 620cc parallel-twin engine that generates 79bhp and 72Nm of torque. The liquid-cooled engine is skillfully mated to six-speed gearbox. Other features such as cartridge type transmission which enables efficient power transfer, controlled swirl injection and counter rotating crankshaft ensures the blend of EBR technology in the Hastur.
Braking is managed by four-pot radial-mount discs in the front and a single-piston disc at the rear. The Hastur is equipped with twin projector beam headlamps with LED DRL and LED tail lamps. The bike will be locally produced and could be priced very competitively in the Rs 5 lakh to Rs 6 lakh. This vehicle would be competing against Hyosung GT 650N and the Ducati Monster 695.
|Top Speed||240 kmph|
|Maximum Power||78.9 BHP @ 9600 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||72 NM @ 7750 rpm|
|Number of Cylinders||2|
|Number of Gears||6|
|Ground Clearance||130 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||160 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||15 litres|