"We are already leader in motorcycles. Our aspiration is for leadership in scooters also," Hero MotoCorp Head (National Sales) A Srinivasu said here yesterday on the sidelines of launch of 110cc metal body Duet in city.

He said in the last three months, the marketshare has grown to 20 percent from 13 percent in the 4.5 lakh scooters per month market. However, in Tripura the company has become the leader with 39 percent marketshare.

Honda is a market leader in scooter category with excess of 50 percent marketshare, officials said. Srinivasu said in motorcycles the company enjoys 52.4 percent marketshare.

Hero with recent launch of two models - Master Edge and Duet in-house after separation from Honda has four models. "We have more product lineup but we will not disclose the same now. We have also showcased a concept e-scooter in auto show," Srinivasu said.

Scooters currently contribute 13-14 percent of company's revenue and the same will grow in the time to come, he said.

To focus on in-house research and development, the company will inaugurate their Rs 450 crore 'Hero Centre of Global Innovation and Research & Design (R&D)' at Kukas, near Jaipur in Rajasthan.