Jun 29, 2006

Hero Honda Glamour FI Launch release

As usual, below I've pasted the full release. First opinions? Hideous. But then, the Glamour always was. I think the seriously messy area above the engine can't really add or take away from that (er... thank god?). The bike certainly looks silly. The rest when I swing a leg over...

Hero Honda Glamour FIHero Honda reinforces technology leadership with India’s first
Fuel Injection motorcycle technology

Hero Honda Glamour FI will feature Honda’s first 125 cc
PGM-FI Engine (Programmed Fuel Injection)

  • Programmed Electronic Fuel Injection (PGM – FI) for the best drivability & lesser gear changes in traffic
  • Real time Mileage indicator (RTMI) for achieving optimum mileage
  • Bank Angle Sensor – Cuts off fuel supply in case of a tip over - an industry first safety feature
  • Lowest Emissions – will meet even the most stringent emission norms of the future
  • No carburetor – less maintenance
  • Starts easily in all weather conditions – even in very low temperatures

Mumbai, June 26th, 2006: Hero Honda Motors Ltd., the ‘World No.1’ two-wheeler company, today announced the launch of India’s first Fuel Injection technology for two-wheelers, with the 125 cc Glamour FI. The new technology eliminates the need for a carburetor, offers the most comfortable drive and the lowest emissions, in addition to a host of other features, which will be available for the first time to Indian two-wheeler riders. The Glamour FI will be launched in 2 variants – Drum Kick at Rs. 49,990/- and the fully loaded Disc Self at Rs. 53,990, ex-showroom Delhi. [roughly Rs 5500 more than the non-FI versions] and will be available in 60 towns at over 180 Hero Honda dealerships throughout the country. Hero Honda plans on extending the Fuel Injection technology to other models gradually.

Glamour FI, based on stylish 125cc motorcycle Glamour, has better fuel efficiency and ease of engine start, due to the effect of PGM-FI. Riders can view the digital real-time fuel economy indicator situated at meter face, to know the bike’s fuel efficiency at any given point of time. Its design is more refined, with its engine integrated with black color and its unique FI logo.

Speaking on this momentous occasion, Mr. Brijmohan Lall, Chairman, Hero Honda Motors said, “The Hero Honda family is elated to have set yet another precedent in the Indian two-wheeler industry. Fuel Injection Technology has till now been used in cars and is being introduced in two wheelers for the very first time in India by Hero Honda, with the help of Honda Motor Company. This is the technology of the future for all two-wheelers and we feel privileged to be the first company to offer this technology in India, with the launch of the Glamour FI.”

According to Mr. Pawan Munjal, Managing Director, Hero Honda Motors, “Today’s launch reiterates Hero Honda’s superior technological edge and pedigree of bringing world class technology to India. Through the years, we have successfully endeavored to deliver the best value proposition to our customers and we will continue to provide them with products that incorporate the most advanced technology, design and fuel-efficiency”.

The Glamour FI has a distinctive PGM - FI feature (Programmed Fuel Injection), a first in two-wheelers. This is an intelligent computer controlled electronic fuel injection system which scans critical engine operating conditions through sensors and provides input to the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) to inject the accurate amount of fuel as per the requirement. The sensors include - throttle position, engine operating temperature, intake air temperature, manifold absolute air pressure and crank angle.

The RTMI takes input on distance traveled and fuel consumed from the speed sensor and ECU and displays the average mileage for the preceding 10 seconds.

Hero Honda Glamour FIThe Glamour FI has a Bank Angle Sensor, an industry first feature, is an important safety feature which cuts off the fuel supply & ignition if the bike tips over (falls). Apart from these the motorcycle has a FI Malfunction Indicator Lamp which diagnoses any malfunction of sensors and indicates the same to the rider and a LCD Fuel Gauge displays fuel level in the fuel tank which is easy to read and contemporary. Apart from the new FI technology, Hero Honda’s Glamour also showcases new body coloured grab rail and rear view mirrors.

The overall two-wheeler market in India has been growing rapidly, reaching approximately 7,300,000 units in 2005, a 15% increase from 2004. The market is expected to grow further in 2006, up to approximately 8,500,000 units, a 17% increase from 2005

  • Offers improved fuel efficiency & better emission performance
  • Excellent drivability owing to quick throttle response
  • Excellent cold starting ability (no choke operation)
  • Consistent engine performance at varying altitudes and ambience temperature
  • Ability to run the bike at lower speeds on top gear without engine knocking that translates into less gear changes in congested traffic conditions.
  • No starting problems after long storage periods.
[CLAIMED BENEFITS FOR RTMI (Real Time Mileage Indicator)]
  • Enables the rider to know the "Real Time Mileage"
  • Provides an opportunity to adjust riding style to get the optimum mileage
Full Glamour FI specs from Hero Honda:

Hero Honda Glamour FIEngine
Single Cylinder Air Cooled, 4 Stroke Sohc
Valve Train
2 Valve
Bore & Stroke
52.4 X 57.9 mm
Comp. Ratio
Kick Start / Electric Start

Max. Power
6.72 KW/9 bhp @ 7,000 RPM (no change)
Max. Torque
10.35 NM @ 4,000 RPM (no change)

Gear Box
4 Speed Constant Mesh
Multiplate Wet Type

12V- 2.5AH(Kick) / 5AH(Self)
Head Light
35/35 W Halogen Bulb

Double cradle

Telescopic Hydraulic Type
Rectangular Swing Arm With Hydraulic Shock Absorber

240mm Drum Type/ 130mm Disc Type
130mm Drum Type

2.75 X 18" 42 P
3.00 X 18" 6pr, 52 P

Hero Honda Glamour FIDimensions
Kerb Weight
Kerb Wt - 125kg (Standard)/ 129kg (Deluxe)
Wheel Base
Overall Height
Ground Clearance
Tank Capacity
12 Lts./1.5 reserve

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