India’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer by volume Hero MotoCorp, having teased the Euro 5 versions of the Glamour and Hunk 200R, is all set to showcase the two motorcycles at the 2019 Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori in Milan. The Hunk 200R is actually the rebadged version of the Xtreme 200R, while the Glamour FI is a similar iteration of the Ignitor 125.
The Euro 5 model of the Xtreme 200R, compared to the current India-specific BS-IV version, comes with fuel injection technology. The Glamour, on the other hand, has the i3S technology which turns off the engine during idling. The ignition can be turned on via the clutch lever. The Euro 5 models of both motorcycles, according to the teaser, seem to have a carburetted motor instead of the fuel injection system.
Hero is yet to offer the i3S technology in any of its fuel-injected two-wheelers. The technology is highly sophisticated where the fuel injection system has to be pumped before the ignition. It consumes a good amount of battery, while at the same time, the motor takes a little more time to start up. Instant ignition, unlike carburetted two-wheelers, is not possible in i3S motorcycles. Also, the price of a fuel-injected motorcycle is higher than conventional two-wheelers. That is a major issue for manufacturers in price-conscious markets like India.
Hero has equipped the Euro 5 Xtreme 200R and Glamour motorcycles with three-way catalytic convertors for cleaner emissions. In Turkey, the Hunk 200R is fitted with a fuel-injected engine which produces 18.4PS maximum power and 17.1Nm peak torque. The output numbers are identical to the Xtreme 200R’s India-specific carburetted motor.
The 124cc fuel injected motor of the Ignitor 125 outputs 11.86PS maximum power. It produces 0.17PS more power than the bike’s India-specific FI version.
The Euro 5 standard is equivalent to the upcoming BS-VI emission norm in India. Hero MotoCorp is expected to upgrade its entire two-wheeler portfolio to the BS-VI standard by early next year.