New 2016 Hero Splendor Pro exposed – Spied

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Riza Rizvi, Hopelessly in love with everything on four wheels. Interested in cars since my formative years, with an unhealthy affinity for exotics and tuners. Fondness for the open road with high-octane machinery for company!

Is more than a sticker change.

The Hero Splendor range has some of the best-selling bikes in the country. To protect its market share from rivals, Hero Motocorp is working on the 2016 variant of the Hero Splendor Pro. The bike has been photographed by Gaadiwaadi for the first time, revealing the new features in store.

2016 Hero Splendor Pro side spyshot
The 2016 Splendor Pro gets new cowl, tank, seat and tail, lending it a modern appeal.
New Hero Splendor Pro side
Current Hero Splendor Pro’s side for reference.

The bike has received several visual changes beginning with the new squared headlight and an upswept cowl. The profile hosts revised side panels and the fuel tank features a new scooped design. The rear gets redesigned grab rails and taillight, which is now flush with the tail section. The overhauled instrument cluster is a three-piece chrome-lined unit that carries over the side-stand indicator from the current version.

2016 Hero Splendor Pro instrument cluster spyshot
The tri-pod instrument cluster has a fuel gauge and useful icons.
New Hero Splendor Pro console
Current Hero Splendor Pro console for reference.

Some other parts have been borrowed from current models in the company’s stable, like the grab rail and silencer heat shield, which have been taken from the HF-Deluxe. The new Splendor also is devoid of a steel luggage carrier while the fuel knob sees the addition of plastic cladding around it.

Though the spyshot shows no evidence, the website reports that the 2016 Hero Splendor Pro could debut Hero’s new 110cc engine which is undergoing testing for the last 3-4 years.

2016 Hero Splendor Pro rear spyshot
The entire tail section is revamped for an upmarket look.
New Hero Splendor Pro JI rear left quarter
The current Hero Splendor Pro’s rear dates back to the 1990’s.

This engine is expected to produce class-leading power and torque with reduced emissions and better fuel efficiency.

The current Splendor Pro starts at INR 46,337 (ex-showroom, Mumbai) and the 2016 model is expected to be similarly priced.

Current Hero Splendor Pro – Image Gallery

Source: Gaadiwaadi

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