Hero Splendor sheds its commuter skin for a cafe racer look

20/10/2018 - 13:53 | ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

Hero MotoCorp may have sold the Splendor Pro Classic as a cafe racer inspired motorcycle, but that probably won't cut it for the folks at Aero Customs. This Splendor cafe racer by Aero Customs has received a complete overhaul in the form of custom-built body panels and revised ergonomics. The braking and suspension setup, however, is in the stock form.

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Modified Hero Splendor Cafe Racer by Aero Customs gets a unique fuel tank, saddle and fenders. The motorcycle retains its stock suspension and braking systems.

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The Splendor used by Aero Customs was the standard model and not the Pro Classic 'cafe racer.'

The fascia receives a round headlight with chrome housing and a chrome ring. A compact, custom-made front fender sits above the front wheel. Behind the light is a twin-pod instrument console. The cockpit is accompanied by a clip-on style handlebar that gives the motorcycle a forward-leaning ergonomics.

On the top of the custom fuel tank is a retro-styled fuel filler cap while on the sides are knee recesses. The avoid a monotonous look, the blue fuel tank gets the white border and a Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement Logistics Division or S.H.I.E.L.D. logo. Any Marvel fans here?

The flat, single-piece saddle, with a beige colour and stitched Diamond Pattern, follow the fuel tank. A custom, body coloured rear fender occupies the rear. Similar to the fuel tank, the rear fender gets white graphics. The stock tail light has been traded for a compact LED strip at the back.

The sides reveal an aftermarket exhaust and a free-flow air-filter that should give a marginal bump to the performance numbers. For reference, the stock motorcycle uses a 97.2 cc, four-stroke, air-cooled, OHC, single cylinder engine that is tuned to deliver 8.36 PS of power at 8,000 rpm and 8.05 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a four-speed gearbox.

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The rear of the motorcycle gets a minimal look with the compact, LED tail light that has been installed behind the saddle.

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Braking and suspension setup has been retained from the stock motorcycle. Thus, you would spot drum brakes on the front and at the rear. Suspension duties are performed by a conventional telescopic front fork while at the rear is a twin-sided shock absorber.

The stock motorcycle, as seen in one of the images (check image gallery below), uses alloy wheels. However, to give the Splendor a cafe racer inspired look, Aero Customs have installed a pair of wire-spoke wheels.

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