IAB Report – Hero Splendor Pro Classic Cafe Racer, Passion TR launching within a month

Posted on: Feb 20, 2014 - 1:34pm IST

Indian Autos Blog has received word from Hero Motocorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler maker, via email, that it will launch two products before the end of this fiscal year (before 31 March, 2014).

The two models that will be launched are the Hero Splendor Pro Classic Cafe Racer and the Hero Passion Pro TR. Both of them had their debuts at the 2014 Auto Expo earlier this month.

Auto Expo 2014 Hero Splendor Pro Classic Cafe Racer side
Hero Splendor Pro Classic Cafe Racer at Auto Expo 2014. See more images here.

The Splendor Pro Classic gets Cafe Racer like styling details, but retains the commuter bike’s mechanicals and underpinnings. Hero calls it India’s first ever 100 cc Cafe Racer, as power comes from the same 97.2 cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine powering the Splendor Pro. This engine is capable of producing 7.7 bhp at 7,000 rpm and 8.04 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm and comes paired to a 4-speed gearbox.

Hero Passion Pro TR at Auto Expo 2014 front quarter
Hero Passion Pro TR at Auto Expo 2014. See more images here.

The Passion Pro TR is based on the Passion Pro, but gets a few added features to appeal to the adventurous set of customers. These features come in the form of on-off road tyres, cross bace equipped handlebars which are claimed to be more sturdy, a high positioned front fender, headlight grille, hand guards, bash plate and fuel tank pads.

Hero will launch the Passion Pro TR with new colors and body graphics as well. Power for this motorcycle comes from the same engine seen on the Splendor Pro Classic.

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24 thoughts on “IAB Report – Hero Splendor Pro Classic Cafe Racer, Passion TR launching within a month

  1. krishna says:

    i am also waiting for splendor pro classic

  2. dinesh says:

    when will this classic pro splender available in market.. i love the design and will buy it the first day of launching

  3. manoj says:

    The idea is good, but it should be atleast 150 cc, other wise god bless

  4. Jishnu Janardhanan says:

    Its a good idea to build a retro style in a proven platform. But their choice of merging cafe racer to a 97 cc engine seems a bit awkward to me. They should give at least a 150 cc to a racer, may be a ‘Hunk Classic’ 🙂

  5. prasun says:

    i am awaiting when it will come to market. i love the design of Hero Splendor Pro Classic.

  6. Dr. Nayak says:

    Good idea to get incremental sales from the same beaten product category, without spending much on development. This may help them to get sales in the Latin American market with unique looks.

  7. Vikash says:

    Splendor & Passion are the best models of hero honda but Never thought that hero will launch these crap models of them..

  8. Gaurav says:

    These were good enough to have a laugh at expo but never thought Hero would lauch these crap ideas.

    1. Akshay says:

      I think your would be the same for Hastur and HX250R so nothing else can be expected from but such a comment….

      1. Gaurav says:

        Hastur & hX250R are few of those products where Hero should put their energy on rather than wasting it on useless scooter & bike models.

    2. Dr. Nayak says:

      My only concern is where is the hybrid scoter? They need to get this out ASAP to have a technological edge over the 800 pound gorilla that they divorced!

    3. Mat says:

      I sincerely hope they won’t launch the Splendour Pro Classic. Hero shamelessly crushes the old romantic air of classic bikes in this crude contraption. Hero, please don’t… Stick to the HX250 please…


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