Hero MotoCorp has unveiled the new Hero Passion Pro, Hero Passion XPro, and Hero Super Splendor in India. Prices of the motorcycles will be announced mid-January 2018. With the launch of the three motorcycles, the company is aiming to further cement its market leadership in the segment. All the three bikes now get indigenously-developed engines.
2018 Hero Passion Pro
The new Hero Passion Pro now features a bigger 110cc TOD (Torque On Demand) engine that is borrowed from the iSmart 110. It generates 9.4 PS of power at 7,500 rpm, and 9 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The engine offers 12% more power and torque than the previous generation motorcycle. I3S technology helps conserve fuel by shutting off the engine while idling in traffic. The engine switches back on by pulling the clutch lever.
Design wise, the changes include new fuel tank design and a sleeker tail lamp. The motorcycle is available in five colours- Sports Red, Black monotone, Force Silver Metallic, Heavy Grey Metallic, Frost Blue Metallic. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic front fork, and twin rear shock absorbers. For braking, the bike employs drum on both ends, with a front disc variant as an option. An underseat mobile charging port is also available as an option.
2018 Hero Passion XPro
The new Hero Passion XPro is targeted at younger buyers are looking for a stylish commuter. It features fuel tank shrouds, dual tone mirrors, sporty rear cowl with LED tail light.
The New Passion XPro shares the same 110cc i3S TOD engine that does duty in the new Passion Pro. 0-60 kmph comes in at 7.45 seconds on both the bikes. Colours include Sports Red with Black, Black with Sports Red, Black with techno Blue, Black with heavy Grey, and Force Silver with Black. Both drum and front disc variants are available.
2018 Hero Super Splendor
With the new Hero Super Splendor, the Indian bike maker targets young professionals who prioritise reliability and fuel efficiency over performance. Powering the new Hero Super Splendor is 125cc OHC TOD engine with i3S technology. The same engine does duty in the Hero Glamour as well.
The mill is capable of generating 11.4 PS of power at 7,500 rpm, and 11 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. There is a 27% increase in power and 6% improvement in torque figure in comparison with the previous generation motorcycle. The claimed top speed stands at 94 kmph.
Hero claims the Super Splendor has the largest underseat storage in class, with additional storage compartment in under the fuel tank. The motorcycle comes in five metallic colours: Black with purple graphics, Black with Fiery Red graphics, Black with Silver graphics, Candy with Blazing Red, and Heavy Grey with Blue graphics. The bike is available only in drum variant.
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