Hero has given three of its popular commuter motorcycles some design and mechanical revisions. The Passion Pro gets an in-house produced 110cc engine with i3S, while the Passion XPro sports the same engine, but gets edgier styling. The Super Splendor, on the other hand, gets a 125cc engine with the same i3S idle-start-stop feature.
The new Passion Pro employs the same 110cc engine from the iSmart, and makes 9.4hp and 9Nm of torque, making it slightly more powerful than the model it replaces. The 0-60kph sprint is managed in 7.65 seconds. It sports a cleaner, more shapely look, with a new headlamp and tail lamp design as well. Features include a side-stand indicator, and an optional mobile charger, while the digital-analogue meter is a refreshing touch. The Passion Pro will be sold in five colour choices.
The XPro is nothing but a sleeker, more styling expression of the Passion. It gets an angular headlamp, a LED tail-lamp, and dual-tone-hued mirrors. The rest remains the same, matching that of the Passion Pro, with the 110cc engine, the same features along with disc and drum variants, and of course – five dual-tone colours to choose from.
The Super Splendor boasts of a clean design language, along with a new LED tail lamp, and an up-swept tail section. Power comes from the 125cc motor used in the Glamour; it makes 11.4hp and 11Nm of torque – a slight increase over the previous model, and also reaches a top speed of 94kph. Power is sent via a 4-speed gearbox. Features include Automatic Headlamp On, a side-stand indicator, and a storage compartment under the tank. However, there is no option of a disc brake. The Super Splendor will be sold in five colours as well, with new graphics.
All three motorcycles will be launched next month.