The Indian sub-continent seems to be a happening motorcycle scene these days, with Hero Honda reportedly on a quest to build their own diesel bike.
Carblogindia.com reports that Hero Honda is talking with an engine manufacturer about outsourcing a 400cc powerplant for the diesel machines, with no word on whether the bike will feature direct injection or some sort of turbo diesel technology. The bike is expected to be ready for sale by 2013.
Hero Honda has seen some controversy lately, so this move could be an attempt to put their troubles behind them, or just an attempt to keep up with Royal Enfield. Regardless, the world can always use more motorcycles, even if they run on smelly diesel fuel.