Design & Style
The Hero Hastur has a very straight forward and aggressive design. The headlights are sharp and 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.
Engine & Performance
The Hero Hastur packs a huge (at-least from the Indian point of view) 620 cc engine, producing nothing less than 78.9 BHP @ 9600 rpm and 72 NM @ 7750 rpm. This is the first time when Hero has broken its mileage friendly image and made something really huge. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and the whole setup is said to reach 240 kmph. The fuel tank of 15 litres sound small for the beast, but at 160 kg, it will be really quick in terms of acceleration. This is the first engine developed by Hero which has 2 cylinders.
Suspension & Brakes
Hastur comes with a really impressive braking combination of 2 dual piston, 4 caliper 300 mm disc brakes for the front and a single piston 220 mm disc brake for the rear. The body being light-weight will enhance its braking capability. Hero offers 43 mm inverted forks which are adjustable, for the front suspension and an adjustable monoshock for the rear. The braking and suspension efficiently working together provides smooth and comfortable riding experience.
Launch date of the bike is not decide yet, but expected launch date of the bike is February 2016.