IAB Report – Hero Splendor iSMART with start-stop motor launched at INR 47,250
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Hero Motocorp has launched the Hero Splendor iSMART with the i3S technology today. The motorcycle is available at all Hero dealerships across the country, and is priced at INR 47,250 (ex-showroom Delhi), INR 49,967 (ex-showroom Mumbai), INR 48,192 (ex-showroom Chennai), INR 48,549 (ex-showroom Kolkata) and INR 48,014 (ex-showroom Bengaluru).
It is available in four colors with ‘techno’ graphics: Sports Red, Leaf Green, Excellent Blue and Heavy Grey. However, the talking point of the Splendor iSMART is its idle stop and start system. The system, common to cars, shuts the engine while idling and turns it on when the clutch is pressed.
Hero says that it has applied for patenting this technology, and that this feature will be extended to several other models as well. The Splendor iSMART is powered by a 97.2 cc air-cooled, four-stroke single-cylinder engine that produces 7.8 PS at 7,500 rpm and 8.04 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm.
Mr. Anil Dua, Sr. Vice President (Marketing & Sales), Hero Motocorp, said, –
Delivering on our commitment to bring revolutionary technologies that will transform the two-wheeler market, we have launched Splendor iSmart which is a great combination of style, performance and safety. Our customers will love the new i3S technology which makes this motorcycle truly smart, giving them more for every drop of fuel. We have applied for a patent for this technology which may be later extended to several other models.
Hero Splendor iSMART – Image Gallery
Hero Splendor iSMART Launched – Press Release
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