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A brand of motorcycles sourced from one of the most advanced manufacturing plants in Asia, entered the local market last week, seeking to be a major player in a sector that grew 66 per cent last year. A brand of motorcycles sourced from one of the most advanced manufacturing plants in Asia, entered the local market last week, seeking to be a major player in a sector that grew 66 per cent last year. Branded ‘Hercules’, the new range of motorcycles is imported from this plant which also manufactures ‘Yamaha’, ‘Hyundai’, ‘Sachs’, ‘Daytona’ and ‘Branson’ motorcycles for discerning markets such as USA, Germany, Korea and for worldwide export.

The new motorcycles will be imported and marketed by the Hercules Motor Company (Pvt) Ltd., a new company under incorporation, as a subsidiary of Avon Lanka Ltd., the company which successfully reorganised and restructured the former state owned tyre Corporation to an international standard to manufacture world class tyres under the brand name CEAT.

The company will initially market 10 models of Hercules motorcycles in Sri Lanka with engine capacities ranging from 50 cc to 150 cc. Its flagship model will be the Hercules Cruiser 125 with an engine capacity of