Hero Motocorp, fueled by its massive volume of budget bike sales and the high performance design/engineering skills of partner Erik Buell Racing, has unveiled another new model in India, the light and fast Hastur 620 cc parallel twin. Labelled a “concept”, the bike definitely looks like it is moving toward production with details, fit and finish beyond most pure concept machines.
Coming on the heels of an EBR-influenced 250, the Hastur 620 is similarly light and high performance for its class with a claimed 80 hp at 9,600 rpm and a near 150 mph top speed. Fully fueled weight is claimed to be just 352 pounds.
With high end features such as adjustable suspension and dual four-piston radial calipers for the front brakes, the Hastur features a six-speed transmission and cast aluminum wheels.
Interestingly, the concept claims to have a counter-rotating crank to reduce inertia for quicker handling, similar to production MV Agusta bikes. It is all wrapped up in a steel trellis frame, which utilizes the engine as a stressed member.
Looks like something aimed at Western markets, eventually, including the U.S. through EBR and its 60 plus dealers.