Hero MotoCorp is one of the largest two-wheeler manufacturers in the country. It has an elaborative product catalogue and that’s why it is even more difficult for the company to completely switch to BS6 in a blink of an eye. Perhaps, that’s one of the main reasons why Hero has ceased production of some of its BS4 products.
As per the reports, Hero has stopped the production of Splendor, HF Deluxe, Passion, and Pleasure (all BS4 models). Apparently, an interim council has been formed to ensure a smooth transition from BS4 to BS6. The council includes Malo Le Masson, head of global product planning and Niranjan Gupta, Chief Financial Officer. “The interim office will look after sales and after-sales during the transition period,” said the official. “The council will oversee the sales and after-sales function as Bhan has been relinquished from his duties to pursue opportunities outside of Hero MotoCorp.”
“The interim council, which comprises of Hero’s leadership team and will be operational from December 13, and will play an important role to guide, support and handhold the sales and after-sales team to migrate the entire inventory to BS6 well before the deadline of March 31, 2020,” the official added.
Last month, Hero launched its BS6 Splendor iSmart i3S, India’s first BS6 motorcycle, and it is also testing the BS6 Glamour. These products would need more space in the production line to meet the demands and for that, some of the old models need to be taken off the shelves. And that’s exactly what Hero is trying to achieve.
Also, it is not clear at this point whether Hero will transform all of its products into BS6 or not. Its popular products are certainly going to be cleared ahead, however, chances are that Hero might say goodbye to some of its BS4 products. Which one would those be? We don’t know yet.