Hero Motocorp launched three new motorcycles in the commuter segment today – The 2018 125cc Super Splendor and the 2018 110cc Passion X Pro and Passion Pro. With these, the company is aiming to further augment its market leadership in the segment. A nationwide, phase-wise launch of the three motorcycles will begin in January 2018.
What happened to their premium motorcycles? During the launch, Mr Malo Le Masson, head of Global Product Planning, said, “With the launch of the new Passion Pro, Passion XPRO and the Super Splendor we are aiming to further consolidate our leadership in the 100-125cc segments. These new motorcycles come with bold styling and more power while still retaining their product DNA and will surely be appreciated by customers. Now, we will shift our focus on premium motorcycles and aim to grow our market share in the premium segment.”
New Hero Passion Pro Details
The 110cc Passion Pro draws power from a BS-IV compliant 110cc TOD (Torque on demand) motor which develops 9.4 PS at 7,500 rpm and 9.0 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The motorcycle also feature Hero’s i3S technology (idle-start-stop) and offers 12% more power than its predecessor. New styling elements include a new design for the fuel tank with a flush type cap and a new rear tail lamp. New features include a digital-analog meter, with digital trip meter and fuel gauge, all-time headlamp ON and side stand indicator. It will be available in five metallic colours – Sport Red, Black Monotone, Force Silver Metallic, Heavy Grey Metallic and Frost blue metallic. The bike will be available with both disc and drum brake variants.
New Hero Passion XPRO
Targeted at the youth, the Passion XPRO gets new styling elements in the form of a new sharper fuel tank, dynamic shrouds, sporty rear cowl, dual-tone mirrors, LED tail lamp, digital-analog meter and all-time headlamp On. Since it shares the motor with the Passion Pro, power figures are identical and it can do 0 – 60 kph in 7.45 seconds.
New Super Splendor
Targeted at young professionals, the new Super Splendor is powered by a 125cc TOD (torque on demand) motor which also gets i3s and pumps out 11.4 PS @ 7,500 rpm and 11 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The new bike offers 27% more power and 6% more torque than the previous bike and can hit a top speed of 94 kph. Features on the Super Splendor include AHO, side stand indicator, wider rear tyre, updated seat profile and side reflector, class-leading under seat storage and additional storage space under the tank. Styling bits on the new bike include a chrome finished muffler, silver finished side cover, trapezoidal headlamp and snazzy graphics.