Hero

July 13, 2012
Info Hero Majestic

Info Hero Majestic

Hero-Majestic    made in India by Hero-Majestic    Majestic Auto Ltd.

Exerpt from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero_Motors

Hero Motors is a former moped and scooter manufacturer based in Delhi, India. It is a part of multinational company Hero Group, which also currently owns Hero Motocorp (formerly Hero Honda) and Hero Cycles, among others. Hero Motors was started in the 1960s to manufacture 50 cc two-stroke mopeds but gradually diversified into making larger mopeds, mokicks and scooters in the 1980s and the 1990s. Noteworthy collaborators and technical partners were Puch of Austria and Malaguti of Italy. Due to tightening emission regulations and poor sales, Hero motors have discontinued the manufacture of all gasoline powered vehicles and transformed itself into an electric two-wheeler and auto parts manufacturer.

Excerpt from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero_MotoCorp

Hero Motocorp Ltd., formerly Hero Honda, is an Indian motorcycle and scooter manufacturer based in New Delhi, India. The company is the largest two wheeler manufacturer in the world. In India, it has a market share of about 46% share in 2-wheeler category. The 2006 Forbes 200 Most Respected companies list has Hero Honda Motors ranked at #108. On 31 March 2013, the market capitalisation of the company was INR 308 billion (USD 5.66 billion). Hero Honda started in 1984 as a joint venture between Hero Cycles of India and Honda of Japan. In 2010, when Honda decided to move out of the joint venture, Hero Group bought the shares held by Honda. Subsequently, in August 2011 the company was renamed Hero MotoCorp with a new corporate identity. In June 2012, Hero Motocorp approved a proposal to merge the investment arm of its parent Hero Investment Pvt. Ltd. into the automaker. The decision comes after 18 months of its split from Honda Motors.

Majestic Auto 1990's logo

Majestic Auto – 90’s

Excerpt from http://www.majesticauto.in/aboutus.html

Majestic Auto Limited (MAL): The company was originally incorporated as a private limited company on 23.4.1973 under the name “Majestic Gears (P) Limited”. It was manufacturing various bicycle components for M/S Hero Cycles Pvt. Ltd. It was promoted by Sh. Satyanand Munjal, Sh.Brijmohan Lall Munjal and Sh. Om Parkash Munjal of Hero Cycles Limited. The company, having understood the requirement of Indian markets of two wheeler industry, decided to go in for producing of a suitable moped in the year 1975. This company converted to a public limited company on 2nd April,1977. The name of the company had been changed to M/s Majestic Auto limited and a fresh certificate of incorporation was obtained on 9th August,1977. In 1978, the company diversified into the manufacture of 49cc mopeds under the brand name of “Hero Majestic”. The Company has since then recorded a phenomenal growth, every year, in its production capacity. The Company became full-fledged public limited company on 29th October 1985.

Majestic Auto 2010's logo

Majestic Auto Limited logo 2014

MAL, established in 1973, is a part of India’s well-known Hero Group of Companies comprising 30 companies, each one having established its own respective production line in India and in International Market. The turnover of the Hero Group in 2004-2005 was over US $ 4 Billion. Hero Group of Companies have a number of prestigious collaboration to their credit namely Honda Motors and Showa of Japan. MAL has diversified in 1999 in the field of Fine Blanked Components in technical collaboration with Feintool of Switzerland. Company is supplying components for the major automobile companies of India like Maruti, Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ford, Toyota & General Motors, Bosch India, Hero MotoCorp, Fiat and Force Motors. MAL has further established a modern unit to manufacture various types of silencers for Hero Motorcycles, Stator & Rotor assembly for LG Electronics and Tecumseh.

Handy Bikes in 1980's 1055 W 5th Ave Columbus OH 43212

Handy Bikes in the 80’s
1055 W 5th Ave
Columbus OH 43212

Handy Bikes 2014

Handy Bikes in 2014

Handy Bikes Corp. in Columbus Ohio was the US importer of Hero Majestic mopeds, from about 1993 to 2005. They also sold many bicycles, and imported Hercules/Sachs mopeds, Sachs engines and sold certain 70’s-80’s new moped models in the 1990’s, like Colombia “Open Road” aka “Mopet”, with a large monotube frame and a Solo (not Sachs) engine. Their phone number 614-299-0550 and location at 1055 W 5th Av Columbus Ohio, has been the same since at least the 1970’s. In the early 1990’s Bill Cummings was their national sales executive. Bob Jones (BJ) was their main moped expert until 2012 when he retired. BJ helped 1000’s of people with moped parts and service, for several decades. Everyone salutes them! 

In 2013 Handy Bikes liquidated the moped parts inventory and became strictly a bicycle-only store. At least two other stores do, or did, sell Hero Majestic mopeds:

Moped World     http://www.mopedworld.com/MopedCatalog/Ankur/ForSale/Ankur.htm    they may also have parts

Five Flags              fiveflagsmotorbikes.com     was active in late 2000’s, not available Aug 2014

1977 Mopeds    http://www.1977mopeds.com/parts.html    has some Hero Majestic parts shown, more not shown

 

Photo Gallery for Parts and Model Identification

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1993 Hero Majestic Ankur

1993 Hero Majestic Ankur  no turn signals

1993 Hero Majestic Ankur

1993 Hero Majestic Ankur     no turn signals

1993 Hero Majestic Ankur red from flyer

1993 Hero Majestic Ankur no turn signals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Majestic Auto Limited small

1993 Hero-Majestic Ankur components: Majestic Auto Limited (MAL) one-speed 49cc 1.5 hp automatic engine, belt drive, points/magneto ignition, 12 volt AC lights, ULO tail light, CEV round head light, 2.25 x 17″ tires, MAL cast aluminum hubs, MAL exhaust, MAL large-mono-tube frame, painted blue or red, MAL fenders, painted white, MAL forks, chrome, MAL rear shocks, covers, Paradise-MAL speedometer, MAL two-person long seat.

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1993 Hero Majestic Pacer

1993 Hero Majestic Pacer

1993 Hero Majestic Pacer

1993 Hero Majestic Pacer   no turn signals

1995 Hero Majestic Pacer

1995 Hero Majestic Pacer   no turn signals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Majestic Auto Limited small1993 Hero-Majestic Pacer components: Majestic Auto Limited (MAL) one-speed 49cc 1.5 hp automatic engine, belt drive, points/magneto ignition, 12 volt AC lights, ULO tail light, CEV round head light, 2.25 x 17″ tires, MAL cast aluminum hubs, MAL exhaust, MAL frame, MAL separate gas tank, 12×1 female gas valve, 30mm? push-in gas lid, MAL fenders, MAL forks, chrome, MAL rear shocks, covers, Paradise-MAL speedometer, MAL two-person long seat.

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1993 Hero Majestic Panther no turn signals

1993 Hero Majestic Panther
no turn signals

MAL cylinder & piston alum. w/chrome bore

MAL cylinder & piston
alum. w/chrome bore

MAL crankcase set

MAL crankcase set

MAL rings 40x2.0 GI

MAL rings 40 x 2.0 GI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Majestic Auto Limited small1993 Hero-Majestic Panther components: Majestic Auto Limited (MAL) one-speed 49cc 1.5 hp automatic engine, belt drive, points/magneto ignition, 12 volt AC lights, ULO tail light, no turn signals, CEV round head light, 2.25 x 17″ tires, MAL cast aluminum hubs, MAL exhaust, MAL frame, MAL separate gas tank, 12×1 female gas valve, 30mm? push-in gas lid, MAL fenders, MAL forks, chrome, MAL rear shocks, covers, Paradise-MAL speedometer, MAL two-person long seat.

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2000 Hero Majestic Panther

2000 Hero Majestic Panther  CEV head, ULO tail light
round turn signals

2000 Hero Majestic Panther round turn signals CEV 1210 head light CEV-clone tail light

2000 Hero Panther
CEV pancake head light
CEV-clone rect. tail light
round turn signals

2000 Hero Panther top tank in Handy Bikes showroom

2000 Panther top tank
in Handy Bikes showroom  CEV round head light  round turn signals

2001 Hero Majestic Panther

’01 Hero Majestic Panther  CEV pancake head light round turn signals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Majestic Auto Limited small2000 Hero-Majestic Panther components: Majestic Auto Limited (MAL) one-speed 49cc 1.5 hp automatic engine, belt drive, CDI (electronic) ignition, 12 volt AC lights, ULO tail light, round turn signals, CEV round head light, 2.25 x 17″ tires, MAL cast aluminum hubs, MAL exhaust, MAL frame, MAL separate gas tank, 12×1 female gas valve, 30mm? push-in gas lid, MAL fenders, MAL forks, chrome, MAL rear shocks, covers, Paradise-MAL speedometer, MAL two-person long seat.

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2004 Hero Majestic Pacer Fiem rectangular signals Fiem square tail light Saturnus? rect. head light

2004 Hero Majestic Pacer
Fiem rectangular signals
Fiem square tail light
Saturnus? rect. head light

2005 Hero Majestic Pacer

2004 Hero Majestic Pacer Fiem rectangular signals Fiem square tail light Saturnus? rect. head light

2005 Hero Majestic Pacer

2004 Hero Majestic Pacer

Fiem (India) makes automotive lights, signals, mirrors, non-automotive lights indoor, outdoor, street lights, solar panels, and more.

Fiem (India) makes automotive lights, signals, mirrors, non-automotive lights indoor, outdoor, street lights, solar panels, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005 Hero Majestic Pacer

2005 Hero Majestic Pacer Fiem rectangular signals Fiem square tail light     Fiem rectangle head light

2005 Hero Majestic Pacer Feim rectanglular signals Feim square tail light CEV-clone rect. head light

04 Hero Majestic Pacer Fiem signals & TL Saturnus? rect. HL

2003 Pacer magneto

2003 Pacer magneto (for reference not for sale)

2003 Pacer flywheel

2003 Pacer flywheel (for reference not for sale)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005 Pacer instruments

2004 Pacer instruments   Paradise-MAL speedo

2005 Pacer rear lights

2004 Pacer tail and signal lights have the Fiem logo

2005 Pacer engine right

2004 Pacer engine right pedal thread 14mm ?

2005 Pacer turn signal lens

’04 Pacer turn signal lens made in India by Fiem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Majestic Auto Limited small2004 Hero-Majestic Pacer components: Majestic Auto Limited (MAL) one-speed 49cc 1.5 hp automatic engine, belt drive, CDI (electronic) ignition, 12 volt AC lights, Fiem tail light, Fiem rounded-rectangular turn signals, Feim or Saturnus? rectangular head light, 2.25 x 17″ tires, MAL cast aluminum hubs, MAL exhaust, MAL frame, MAL separate gas tank, 12×1 female gas valve, 30mm? push-in gas lid, MAL fenders, MAL forks, chrome, MAL rear shocks, covers, Paradise-MAL speedometer, MAL two-person long seat.

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2005 Hero Majestic Ankur was sold new, online by fiveflagsmotorbikes.com

2005 Hero Majestic Ankur
(fiveflagsmotorbikes.com)  Fiem TS, TL, rect. HL

2003 Hero Majestic Ankur carburetor is a Vespa Dellorto clone

2003 Hero Majestic Ankur carburetor is a Vespa Dellorto clone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008 Hero Majestic Student

2008? Hero Student
is a kickstart Ankur,
same engine but 60cc

2008 Hero Student controls

Hero Student (Euro model) controls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately, Myrons does not have Hero Majestic parts, except for a few semi-universal things. 

 

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Info Hero Puch

Info Hero Puch

Hero-Puch    made in India by Hero Motors    various engines

Info Hero Puch and Avanti

Info Hero Puch

Info Hero Puch

Info Hero Puch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Gallery for Parts and Model Identification

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2000 Hero Puch Automatic

2000 Hero Puch Automatic

2001 Hero Puch Automatic

2001 Hero Puch Automatic

After Puch went bankrupt in the late 1980’s, the Puch name, and some of the equipment and “recipes” needed to make mopeds were sold, first to Piaggio (Italy) around ’88, then to Manet (Slovakia) around ’94, and then to Hero Motors (India). Hero Puch was “born” around 1998.

Myrons has serviced a few Hero Puch Automatics that had things made imprecise, or off-center (like the clutch drum), or with poor quality materials (like the fork rubbers). So many of them, perhaps only some of the ones exported to the US, have excess engine vibration from the imbalanced large rotating things, like the clutch drum and the flywheel.

 

2000 Hero Puch Automatic components: 35mph 3.2 hp 49cc (or 41mph 4.2 hp 65cc) Puch remake one-speed automatic engine, kick-start (no pedals), steel chrome traditional spoke wheels with cast aluminum hubs

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2000 Hero Puch Shakti 2G 2-Gears, manual shift no clutch (India model)

2000 Hero Puch Shakti 2G
two gears, manual shift
no clutch (India model)

2001 Hero Puch Turbo Sport

2001 HP Turbo Sport

2001 Hero Puch 65

2001 Hero Puch 65 (India model)
 two gears 65cc  41mph (67kph)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005 Hero Puch Turbo Sport

2005 Hero Puch Turbo Sport
(USA) two gears 49cc 35mph

Here are some Hero-Puch reviews:  http://www.mouthshut.com/review/Hero-Puch-review-qotusnnslm

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005 Hero Puch Turbo Sport components: 35mph 3.2 hp 49cc (or 41mph 4.2 hp 65cc) Puch remake 2 (or 3) speed foot-shift (no clutch) engine, kick-start (no pedals), aluminum die cast “5-star mag” wheels, 2.50 – 16 tires

2005 Hero Puch Turbo Sport AG

2005 Hero Puch Turbo Sport is a beautiful bike. Thousands of people use this machine faithfully in India, where it is called Hero Puch Shakti.

1985 Puch Austro Daimler

1985 Puch Austro Daimler, a technologically advanced pedal moped, made in Austria, designed by Porsche.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1999? Hero Puch Maxwell (for Europe)

1998-00 Hero Puch Maxwell (made in India) 
While Porsche did help design the Austro Daimler for Puch in the early 1980’s, they did not help design the Maxi. The sign implies they did.

1985 Puch Maxi Sport LS 2

1985-86 Puch Maxi Sport LS 2-speed (made in Austria)
This was the last and the best “real” Puch moped. The first Hero Puch mopeds, made in India, were Euro-model remakes (1-speed kick start) of this (2-speed automatic).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005 was the last year of production for Hero and many other brands of mopeds and scooters intended for sale in the USA, because 2006 was the first year that US EPA required under-250cc on-road motor-driven-cycles to meet clean air emissions standards. While many of the 4-stroke engines were already clean enough, like the 100, 125, 150, and 200cc scooters, most of the two-stroke 49cc engines were not able to meet the strict standards. As a result most 49cc US-model  mopeds and scooters stopped selling those non-EPA-compliant models. Some switched to four stroke engines. Some, mainly just Tomos, were able to “clean up their act” and developed a clean two-stroke 49cc moped. 

 

 

 

Myrons Mopeds does not have specific Hero or TVS parts, other than things that are compatible with other mopeds.