Hero Motorcycles for Sale in Sri Lanka
The company that is known today as the Hero MotoCorp Ltd. is the maker of “Hero” branded two wheelers that are primarily sold within South Asia, with a considerable popularity in Sri Lanka. For any Sri Lankan who has owned a bike in the 80’s or 90’s would have surely owned a motorcycle that came under the brand name Hero Honda.
The legacy of the company goes as far back as 1984, when the then known Hero Honda Motors Ltd., was formed as a joint venture between India’s Hero Cycles and Japan’s highly renowned vehicle maker the Honda Motor Co. Ltd., with its headquarters based in Dharuhera, India. The company saw exponential growth throughout the decades that followed its formation, to become the world’s largest two - wheeled vehicle manufacturer by 2001. By August 2011, the company became a fully Indian based manufacturer and was renamed to Hero MotoCorp Ltd., which as it stands today.
Hero Bikes in Sri Lanka
The old Hero Honda branded motorcycles, which were made when the company had a joint collaboration with Japan’s Honda Motor Corporation, were synonymous with build quality and outstanding fuel efficiency. It is a heritage that today’s Hero branded two wheelers still carry, in its exceptional and unique designs.
Since the 80’s, Hero motorbikes were a hit in Sri Lanka, with their capability to perform under rugged conditions and highly competitive fuel economy, making them the first choice for the country’s middle class. Today the brand shines even brighter with some of its top rated models such as the Hero Splendor, the Hero Pleasure and the Hero Hunk, which are a common site throughout the island. Spare parts and aftersales facilities are also easily available across the country, with many third party dealers as well as the brands authorized distributor Abans Auto (Pvt) Ltd, providing most of the support.
05 Reasons to Buy a Hero Motorbike
- The brand is synonymous for having a class leading fuel economy, which is also one of the unique selling points of Hero motorcycles sold in Sri Lanka
- Highly competitive price margins even for flagship models, making it an ideal choice for many first time bike owners
- Having an authorized distributor for the brand in Sri Lanka, with the company being well known for its reliable service for the buyers of Hero bikes and scooters
- Excellent aftermarket value, even for older bike models, which will ensure the buyer that their investment will not go to waste
- Wide availability of accessories and spare parts that will allow owners to maintain and even enhance their bikes throughout the time they will be using one
Top 05 Best Selling Hero Motorcycle Models in Sri Lanka
These are the most popular Hero motorcycles (Motorbikes, Scooters etc...), sold in Sri Lanka.
1. Hero Pleasure
The Hero Pleasure is in fact the first scooter to be widely manufactured by the Hero Motor Corporation. The Pleasure is a well-designed nifty bike that is primarily marketed towards the younger female audience of Sri Lanka. Even though for its smaller size the bike is not a sluggish performer and is powered by a capable air-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder OHC engine that generates a maximum power output of 5.03 kW @ 7000 rpm. The Hero Pleasure also has a highly admirable fuel economy of around 63 km/l for long distance riding, which is certainly a deal breaker for many scooter lovers in Sri Lanka.
Engine Displacement (Size): 102 cc
Price (As Of 2015): New bikes, between Rs. 204,990 to Rs. 209,990.
2. Hero Hunk
The Hunk from Hero has been a popular choice for many of Sri Lanka’s younger generation bike lovers, who wanted a well performing motorbike that did not break their pocket in the process. Its stylish design that combined with an air-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder engine was adept at generating a highly capable maximum power output of 10.6 kW @ 8500 rpm, which is certainly a praiseworthy performance for a street legal motorcycle found in Sri Lanka. Not only this the Hero Hunk also has a very good fuel economy on Sri Lanka’s rough roads, which has been recorded to achieve around 53 km/l on a combined riding cycle.
Engine Displacement (Size): 149.2 cc
Price (As Of 2015): New bikes, between Rs. 279,990 to Rs. 299,999.
3. Hero Glamour
The Glamour from Hero is a bike that is designed with the middle class young office commuters in mind. It strikes a good balance between power and a safe ride, which is obviously a very important factor, especially for the majority of bike riders in Sri Lanka. As specified by Hero, this motorcycle is powered using an air-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder OHC engine, which has been recorded to generate a maximum power output of around 6.72 kW @ 7000 rpm. Nevertheless, the Hero Glamour does not compromise this balance on the fuel efficiency department, and has been recorded to attain around 55 km/l on a combined ride cycle, on the countries rocky roads.
Engine Displacement (Size): 124.7 cc
Price (As Of 2015): New bikes, between Rs. 229,990 to Rs. 239,990.
4. Hero Dawn
The Hero Dawn from the Hero Motor Corporation is one of the cheaper offerings from the Indian manufacturer for the price conscious motorcycle riders. Due to its price and reasonably good performance, the bike is popularly being used by some of the delivery personnel in Sri Lanka, as an economical mode of transportation. It is powered by an air-cooled 4-stroke, single cylinder OHC engine, which has been able to produce a maximum power output of 6.15 kW (8.36 Ps) @ 8000 rpm, making it a good choice for anyone who simply wants a cheaper yet efficient way for getting around. The Dawn also has an excellent fuel economy that has been recorded at around 83 km/l, making it a superb value for money offering in the long term.
Engine Displacement (Size): 97.2 cc
Price (As Of 2015): New bikes, between Rs. 145,990 to Rs. 158,990.
5. Hero Splendor iSmart
The Hero Splendor iSmart is one of the newer offerings from the Indian two-wheel vehicle manufacturer that has been drawing a lot of attention since its inauguration. What makes this bike stand apart from the rest of its lineup is its implementation of a new fuel saving technology called the “i3S”, which has been developed in-house by the Hero Motor Corporation. The technology helps the engine to manage its fuel consumption by automatically shutting it down when idling and then restarting it when needed, drastically increasing its fuel efficiency, especially on busy city commutes. This has resulted in an impressive fuel economy of around 92 km/l, which most Sri Lankans would find highly appealing, for day-to-day travelling purposes.
Engine Displacement (Size): 97.2 cc
Price (As Of 2015): New bikes, between Rs. 189,990 to Rs. 194,990.
Other notable Hero motorcycle models found in Sri Lanka includes the Hero Xtreme, the Hero Splendor as well as the Hero Passion Pro.
Where to buy Hero Motorcycles in Sri Lanka
The Abans Auto (Pvt) Ltd, which is located in Battaramulla, is the authorized distributor for Hero branded vehicles sold in Sri Lanka. However, for those who are looking for a reconditioned or even a used Hero motorcycle can also look through the dozens of third party vehicle importers who are located in prominent cities throughout the country.
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Did You Know?
At the Auto India Best Brand Awards that was held in 2012, the Hero MotoCorp managed to win the “Best value for Money Bike Maker” award in the Two Wheelers Category, which is a key differentiating factor of the brand even for today.