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fullmetalscooter 01-25-2013 05:18 AM

Hero Honda Diesel 400 wish it was sold here .
 
http://www.priceindia.org/auto/bike/...sel-400-price/
You never heard of them mosly like but they are one of idia's top bike makers that use to of have a partnership with honda. There coming out with a 400 cc Diesel for about 3 grand. Not a show stopper of a bike but hay it would do for around town. Just another bike and scooter we never see sold over here. Happens far to often.

http://bikes.indiandrives.com/wp-con...nda-diesel.jpg

Hero Honda Diesel 400 Features & Technical Specifications

  • Engine Type: Air-cooled
  • Displacement: 400cc
  • Maximum Power: 30 BHP
  • Cylinder Bore: 50 mm
  • Starting: Electric Start
  • Wheel Type: Alloy, Spokes
  • Fuel Efficiency: 30 K per L
  • Fuel Capacity: 17 litres
  • Fuel Reserve: 3.5 litres
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Gear Box: 4 Speed

jason41987 01-25-2013 06:53 AM

that comes out to under $3k USD... bout another $1k for importation... maybe i should buy one?

bobobob 01-25-2013 06:54 AM

Interesting.
So, aboot 120mpg. Don't see an enclosed chain very often.
Prolly a good idea in India. Red wheels remind me of a 90's Ninja.
Think a dual sport setup like an XT250 would be a good idea.
It's a shame diesel is 60 cents a gallon more than regular around here.
Especially when 650cc sized bikes like the G650GS and NC700X get 70-80mpg
and do 13 sec 1/4 miles. Lots of scooters are approaching 120mpg, too
Like cars and trucks, diesel bikes are going to benefit from turbos to get good performance.

ph0rk 01-25-2013 08:19 AM

I can't really see these selling well in the US - are things that different up north?

turbodieseli4i6 01-25-2013 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ph0rk (Post 20571680)
I can't really see these selling well in the US - are things that different up north?


I bet its noisy! If proven reliable, and they brought it to the States. I would buy one.

scootrboi 01-25-2013 09:41 AM

I want that.

16VGTIDave 01-25-2013 10:46 AM

With that kind of fuel mileage, it would make a great bike for commuting. Especially if the engine is as torquey as the Diesel cars I've driven.

But it will probably never make it to North America, especially considering how the environmentalists are hating Diesels.

Dave

bk brkr baker 01-25-2013 10:53 AM

Anyone really buy the 400cc single oil burner is going to put out 30hp , part.?
I say 10hp is closer to reality.

L.B.S. 01-25-2013 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobobob (Post 20571163)
Interesting.
So, aboot 120mpg.
.

? My figures work out to only 70.6 mpg

If it is only 70 mpg, that sucks as far as I'm concerned! :eek1

My CBR125R gets around 100 mpg and my NC700X has had various people get 90 mpg when they wanted to!

There must be something wrong with the stats reported.

JustKip 01-25-2013 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bk brkr baker (Post 20572814)
Anyone really buy the 400cc single oil burner is going to put out 30hp , part.?
I say 10hp is closer to reality.

^^^ This ^^^

chazbird 01-25-2013 11:14 AM

Hero Honda's are stout machines and it comes with a sari guard standard.

dieselpete 01-25-2013 11:14 AM

Add a second cylinder, and a turbo...

larryboy 01-25-2013 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JustKip (Post 20572965)
^^^ This ^^^



:stupid


30 bhp, :poser

argentcorvid 01-25-2013 01:44 PM

fun fact: early in 2012, Hero and Honda dissolved their joint venture, and Hero is out on its own. since they didn't have the Honda engineers anymore, they contracted with Erik Buell Racing to do some of their design and engineering work.

JohninVT 01-25-2013 01:57 PM

I don't understand why people get a hard-on for diesel bikes. As stated previously, a single cylinder, 400cc diesel will put out 10hp....not 30. There are quite a few motorcycles and tons of scooters sold in the US that get more than 70mpg. Diesel costs more than gas in most parts of the US. If you've ever actually owned a diesel engine powered vehicle...then you know the starter motor and battery needs to be relatively ginormous....and those two components are the heaviest by volume of any part on an engine. Lastly...have fun trying to kickstart an engine with 20:1 compression.


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