Close on the heels of the new Karizma and the ZMR, Hero Motocorp, the largest bike manufacturer in the country is about to launch 3 new bikes between now and the third week of September. Hero Motocorp Chief, Mr Pawan Munjal said, “We will be rolling out 3 new bikes the Passion Pro TR, Splendor Pro Classic and the Xtreme Sports in quick succession over the next five-six weeks. We have already commenced dispatch of Passion Pro TR to some key markets. There is surely going to be more as we head closer to the festive season, but I don’t want to divulge everything at this time.”
“The newly-launched ZMR and Karizma have created huge excitement in the market. We are confident that the Splendor Pro Classic with its cafe racer styling will also appeal to the youth,” he added.
The Passion Pro TR is built to take on the rough with it’s high perched front fender, headlamps which feature a safety grille, a bash plate to shield the engine and knee pads on the tank for additional grip. Power comes via an Air-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder, 97.2 cc engine, which makes 7.7 bhp at 7500 rpm and 8.04 Nm of torque at 4500 rpm, while tyre size is 3.00 x 18 at the rear and 2.75 x 18 up front. Fuel tank capacity is 12.8 litres, 1.8 litres more than the regular model.
A new handle bar, retro round headlight and tail light, cafe racer styling, chrome fenders and round-shaped rear view mirrors provide the Splendor Pro Classic a distinct look. The Splendor Pro Classic is powered by a 100cc air cooled single cylinder engine that puts out 7bhp and 8.4Nm of torque. Hero MotoCorp sold 622,835 Splendor bikes in the first quarter (April-June) of this financial year 14% growth over the corresponding period of last year and this new addition will add to those strong numbers.
The new Xtreme Sports continues to be powered by the 149.2 air-cooled engine which dishes out peak power rated at 15.2bhp@ 8500 rpm and 12.80 Nm @ 6500 rpm. Changes to the bike include new graphics, restyled headlamp with LED pilot lamps and wider rear tyre.
“All our new launches across segments are doing well. The Splendor iSmart in the deluxe commuter segment, the Pleasure scooter with young brand ambassador Alia Bhatt, and the new Xtreme, Karizma and ZMR in the premium segment have generated a lot of buzz among youngsters. The edgy and slick advertising campaigns of Xtreme and ZMR have appealed to youngsters and the young-at-heart. There will be more launches across segments backed by youth-based communication campaigns, as we head into the festive season,” Munjal said.