Hero MotoCorp, the world's largest two-wheeler maker by volume, on Wednesday unveiled a 150cc, diesel-powered concept motorcycle, which may potentially change the way two-wheeled vehicles are made in the country.

Codenamed "RNT", the liquid-cooled, turbo-charged bike boasts of a two-wheel drive, similar to the four wheel drive on large SUVs.

"The wide, flat-loading surfaces, as well as multi-use folding side racks, a large comfortable seat and spacious footboards are novelties never seen on a motorcycle before," Hero MotoCorpBSE -1.25 % MD & CEO Pawan Munjal after unveiling the concept model in the capital. "Under the surface, there is just as much that is new, exciting and practical. It comes with a high torque 150cc diesel engine with an optional turbocharger."

Another feature of the RNT is a hub electric motor on the front wheel, which is powered by an electric battery pack to give the rider a unique two wheel drive option for off road and slushy road conditions.

The bike also allows the rider to shut off the rear drive and move on electric power front wheel-drive in towns and cities.

Hero also unveiled its first green field platform bike HX250R, which comes with a liquid-cooled engine, advanced fuel injection with dual driving mode and six speed transmission. The company also showcased the "preproduction" hybrid scooter 'Leap'.

"Leap is going to be the first electric-serial-hybrid scooter from India, with an exceptional range of around 340 km on one single charge and a tank full," Munjal said.

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