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Hero Motocorp Reinvigorates It’s Operation In Nigeria, Launches A ‘DEVELOPED FOR NIGERIA MOTORCYCLE’ Hunter.

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Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, has announced its reinvigorated strategy for the Nigeria market through the building on its aggressive strategy to have a robust market presence, the New Delhi (India)-headquartered company also launched a new motorcycle that is developed especially for the Nigerian market.

The diversified Kewalram Chanrai Group is the exclusive distributor of Hero MotoCorp in Nigeria with its extensive experience in the automotive sector spanning several decades, the Group will play an integral role in Hero MotoCorp’s growth plans in Nigeria as along with Kewalram Chanrai Group - is aiming to aggressively grow its presence in Nigeria and cater to the continuous demand for great quality products at affordable prices and the new strategy underscores Hero MotoCorp’s commitment towards Nigeria and to providing customers with an appealing and comprehensive range of products across the country.

The Hunter is an ‘Unstoppable Machine’ that offers customers modern technology with the best mileage, longer engine life, and a comfortable long seat. The Hunter is now available across Nigeria, at an attractive introductory price of Naira 2,67,000, but local prices in separate regions may vary and also comes with an industry-first 12-month or 75,000 km Engine Warranty.

The motorcycle’s engine has been extensively tested for performance in Nigerian conditions. Hero MotoCorp is also planning to have 3S outlets in 20 towns across Nigeria and will have a pan country presence through dealers and parts distributors.  In addition, an extensive network of 5000+ trained technicians across Nigeria, will ensure easy access to service and parts for all customers.

Commenting on the launch, Anil Sahgal, Managing Director, Automotive Division, Kewalram Chanrai Group, said, "We are extremely glad to be the exclusive partner of Hero MotoCorp, the world's largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, in Nigeria. With our expertise in the market and Hero MotoCorp's global excellence, we will provide the best products and services to customers in Nigeria. Our grand event in Ibadan, attended by the country’s top dealers, to launch the Hunter was a huge success. The initial feedback for the Hunter has been exciting. As our bikes travel across the entire country, they will definitely excite the customers. Our aim is to significantly increase our presence in the market this year." 

The Head – Global Business, Hero MotoCorp, Sanjay Bhan, says that “Nigeria is a key market for us and central to our growth plans in the region. We have developed this motorcycle especially for the Nigerian market showcasing our commitment to the country. Going forward too, we strive to bring our globally renowned products to Nigeria. Along with our partner Kewalram Chanrai Group, we are confident of delighting the customers and driving the market with our world-class products and services.”

The Hunter comes with a four-stroke, OHC, Air Cooled engine - delivering a remarkable power output of 7.4 BHP @ 8000 RPM and max torque 7.95 NM @ 4500 RPM, engine is equipped with a Trochoid-type crankshaft-driven oil pump which ensures a constant oil flow rate of 3.14 Litres/minute. The internal oil galleries are designed to secure and protect oil flow without any hindrance. The area near the combustion chamber has less height difference to ensure high oil flow and optimum cooling. This advanced oil circulation technology ensures better cooling and lubrication of the engine. 

The Hunter has three filter elements to avoid dust entry into the combustion chamber leading to higher engine life. The first is the air deflector ensuring clean air entry, whilst the second and third are the primary and secondary filters made from Polyurethane foam that absorb finer dust particles ensuring only clean air enters the carburetor. 

The machine features an extra-long comfortable seat, strong and long rear carrier, strong double-cradle frame, USB port for on the go charging, bigger 18” wheels for added comfort, step adjustable rear suspension for a smoother ride, smooth all down gear shift pattern, and a bigger footrest for comfortable sitting. Providing utmost safety, the motorcycle features a Metallic Bash Plate protecting the engine on rough roads, a Combi Lock to protect the vehicle from theft and Tyre Pressure Monitoring indicator (accessory) to prevent deflation & puncture.

It comes in three attractive and stylish colors – Candy Blazing Red, Vibrant Blue and Black. 


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