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Old 01-25-2013, 04:18 AM   #1
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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.



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
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:53 AM   #2
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that comes out to under $3k USD... bout another $1k for importation... maybe i should buy one?
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:54 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:19 AM   #4
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I can't really see these selling well in the US - are things that different up north?
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:17 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:41 AM   #6
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I want that.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:46 AM   #7
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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.

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Old 01-25-2013, 09:53 AM   #8
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Anyone really buy the 400cc single oil burner is going to put out 30hp , part.?
I say 10hp is closer to reality.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:08 AM   #9
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Interesting.
So, aboot 120mpg.
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? My figures work out to only 70.6 mpg

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

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.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:14 AM   #10
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Anyone really buy the 400cc single oil burner is going to put out 30hp , part.?
I say 10hp is closer to reality.
^^^ This ^^^
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:14 AM   #11
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Hero Honda's are stout machines and it comes with a sari guard standard.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:14 AM   #12
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Add a second cylinder, and a turbo...
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:01 AM   #13
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30 bhp,
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:44 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:57 PM   #15
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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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