Apr 2, 2007

5 Hero Honda launches the New 150 C.C Achiever

Hero Honda launches a "refreshed" 150 C.C Achiver..

After the Karizma-R with new stickers, its now turn of the 150 C.C Achiever to get some new... well stickers. Similar to the Larger Karizma, this new upgrade of the 150 C.C Achiever is just another excercise in cosmetic makeover.

The "New" Achiever gets

Front Disc and Alloy Wheels are Standard Fitment on both the variants

There are probably No changes to the Engine

  • 5-spoke Black colored Alloy Wheels
  • New Stickers
  • Body Colored Rear Grab Rail


The New Achiever comes in 2 variants

  • Kick Start (priced at Rs 52,650/- ex-showroom Delhi)
  • Self Start (priced at Rs 54,950/- ex-showroom Delhi)


[Front Disc and Alloy Wheels are Standard Fitment on both the variants]

The new Achiever comes in 5 Colors (which according to company speak are)

  • Force "Silver Metallic",
  • Palace "Maroon",
  • Candy Blazing "Red",
  • Magnetic "Blue Metallic" and
  • "Black"


Though I could not get any official pictures of the New Achiever, probably the New Achiever looks something like the pic posted below (the pic was on the internet a few weeks back along with the pics of the New Karizma).



Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Pawan Munjal, Managing Director, HHML said,

“Our effort has always been to meet customer requirements. So even within the premium segment, we now have three different brands catering specific sub-segments. Our recent launches in this segment, CBZ X-treme and the new Karizma, appeal to customers who are looking for sporty and stylish bikes to make a lifestyle statement. The new Achiever addresses the customers looking for a strong powerful bike for commuting purpose. We believe that the new Achiever snugly fits into that space within the premium segment.”


Providing Front Disc Brakes and Black Alloy Wheels as standard are certainly welcome features. But this "New" Cosmentic Sticker upgrades of Hero Honda Bikes are getting rather predictable. Earlier it were the "New" Stickerd 100 C.C "Passions" and then the 225 C.C Karizma followed the same "New Stickered" route. And now the Achiever has been given the same "New" sticker treatment.

Similar to the Karizma, there is probably no engine changes (at least there has been no official announcement) on the new Achiever. Even the New Hero Honda CD Deluxe boasts of some changes in the engine. Does this reflect the Priority that Hero Honda gives to its bread and butter 100 C.C models over the premium models..?? According to me Hero Honda is just using the Black Alloys of the CBZ Xtreme to reduce costs and has thrown along some new stickers and calling it as a new bike.




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5 Comments:

Utpal Das said...

Hi Payeng!
Please make a different entry to the blog titled "New Stickers from Hero Honda"
Guys will know that one of the HH bikes are NEW.
Dont spend your craetivity towards HH. At the rate HH is giving new stickers, the entire beautiful blog will turn into HH sticker blog.
Sorry for the comments.

Payeng said...

Come on Utpal, your comments are very valuable and always welcome..

Comments like yours reflect the Public sentiment..

Maybe some Hero Honda official will read your comments and use it as an input towards formulating their future strategy.


Please do keep your comments flowing

kishor said...

Hi all,the bike looks cool due to new grafix,but HH fail to give it that premium sporty look.
HH should look at some features like Rear Tyre size,console design,and front face.

sahib said...

well kishor

this isnt a sporty bike,its a commuters bike.

hero honda WOULD NOT make this completely sporty and compete with its own cbz xtreme.

peace.

Payeng said...

Come on Utpal, your comments are very valuable and always welcome..

Comments like yours reflect the Public sentiment..

Maybe some Hero Honda official will read your comments and use it as an input towards formulating their future strategy.


Please do keep your comments flowing

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