Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters,
announced its reinvigorated strategy for the Nigeria market. 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.
Hero MotoCorp – 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. 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/-*. (*Local prices in separate regions may vary)
The Hunter 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.
Sanjay Bhan, Head – Global Business, Hero MotoCorp said, “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.”
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 Hunter motorcycle offers the most durable inclined engine with Advance Oil
Circulation Technology, Highest Fuel Efficiency, and Triple Air Filtration for longer engine
life. With reinforced chassis structure the motorcycles also offer a stronger rear shock
absorber, rubber padded gear shift lever with all down gear pattern, comfortable flat thick
seat, and a flat rear carrier.
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.
The Hunter’s 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 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 new Hunter 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.
The Hunter comes in three attractive and stylish colors – Candy Blazing Red, Vibrant Blue