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Hero Electric Optima HX for the winner of 6th Tour of Karnataka

Written by Nayak

Hero Electric had partnered with the 6th edition of the Tour Of Karnataka. It is a very famous cycling tour across the scenic places of Karnataka where various participants like  Custom Tours, Bicycle Rentals and Custom Bike Builds take part.

This cycling tour started on the 24th of November 2020. It was a 4-day event and the day used to start from 6:30 AM and continued till 6 PM. A total of 37 riders took part in this cycling event which spanned across the Western Ghats of Karnataka. The cyclist went through Hassan, via Chikmagalur, Kalasa, Udupi, ending with Kodachadri, the 13th highest mountain peak in Karnataka and covered a total distance of 465 km. These routes were quite unpredictable with the cyclist going through different terrains like rainforest, countryside and climbs as high as 1819 m.

The winners of the event were awarded by brand-new Hero Electric Optima HX. The Tour of Karnataka (TOK) was started in the year 2015 by a group of friends and with more and more people joining together, this event is now one of the iconic cycling tours in India.

Hero Electric is one of the oldest and biggest electric vehicle manufacturers in India. Its manufacturing plant is located in Ludhiana from where the products are distributed to all parts of India. As of now, there are a total of 610 sales and service touchpoints spread across the country. With the growing demand for electric vehicles in India, Hero will look into taking the necessary steps to attract more and more customers. Reports claim that there are a total of 3 lakhs electric two-wheelers in India and the number is going to increase exponentially in the near future. With the entry of other electric two-wheelers companies like Ather, Bajaj, Revolt in the Indian market, we can expect the electric two-wheelers infrastructure to get better in the upcoming days.

Currently Hero Electric has 5 models on offer; the cheapest one being the Hero Flash which has a price tag of INR 41,650 and the costliest one being the Hero Electric Photon which costs about INR 80, 570. The other models on sale are; Optima, Dash and NYX.