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Hero RNT concept unveil: Diesel hybrid bike's images, details and specs

Team OD  /
31 Jan 2014 12:42:22 IST

One of the five two wheelers unveiled on Wednesday by Hero MotorCorp was the RNT bike. This bike, while not being much or a visual masterpiece, boasts technology that is so far unheard of in the two-wheeler market.

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It's powered by a 150cc turbocharged diesel engine that makes 13.5PS and 35Nm of torque. And while the peak power figures are not out of the ordinary for a 150cc power plant, the torque figure bests most entry level performance motorcycles (CBR250R: 22.9Nm, KTM 200 Duke: 19.2Nm).

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Adding the hybrid tag to this scooter is a 1KW motor mounted to the front wheel giving it two wheel drive. This motor can be controlled either independently via a secondary throttle, or in conjunction with the standard chain drive.

The utilitarian design with flat load bearing surfaces over both wheels coupled with the high torque motor leads us to believe that this will be marketed as a utility scooter.

However, with the high mileage and low running cost that can be expected from the small capacity turbocharged diesel power plant, we can't say that every mileage conscious Joe wouldn't want one.

Other products unveiled by the Hero MotoCorp are the HX250R motorcycle, the Xtreme and scooters Leap and Dash. All these products will be showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo.

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Hero MotoCorp RNT specs


  
ENGINE
Type Liquid cooled, 4 stroke, turbocharged, direct-injection diesel
Displacement 150cc
Max Power 13.5PS@4000rpm
Max Torque 35Nm@1600rpm
Gearbox 6-speed constant mesh
SUSPENSION
Front 37mm telescopic hydraulic forks
Rear Swing arm with adjustable telescopic shock absorber
WHEELS & TYRES
Front 120/70-R17
Rear 150/60-R17
BRAKES
Front 300mm multi-piston disc
Rear 220mm single-piston disc
OTHERS
Battery lead acid
Head lamp detachable 16 cell, Li-ion battery
Fuel capacity 6 litres
Length 2029mm
Width 739mm
Height 1077mm
Ground Clearance 168mm
Kerb Weight 136kg
Top Speed 70kmph
Acceleration (0-60kmph) 5s (claimed)
  

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 1,48,160
Displacement
200cc
Transmission
6-Speed
Max Power(ps)
25.00
Max Torque(Nm)
19.20
Mileage
27.27 Kmpl

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