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2017 Hero Super Splendor i3S

2017 Hero Super Splendor i3S
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Hero Super Splendor i3S

The premiere commuter now gets AHO, BS-IV and i3S technology making it a smart hybrid.

It’s no surprise that the brand ‘Splendor’ is responsible for the Hero MotoCorp fame and success stories one would find in its record books. The Splendor has seen several iterations in the 100cc segment, ranging from the conventional commuter to a café racer. Hero did intend to cash in this popularity of Splendor even in the segment of 125cc commuters, courtesy the Super Splendor.

Launched as a more premium and powerful version of the 100cc Splendor Plus, the Super Splendor looks like a perfect evolution of the latter. It was with the Super Splendor that Hero MotoCorp made its foray into a more premium segment of commuters, 125cc motorcycles to be precise.

In its entire span of existence, the Super Splendor has undergone a number of minimal updates, which have managed to keep the motorcycle fresh in order to face the tide of time effectively. The motorcycle has once again received a minor update recently, which includes only a couple of cosmetic changes and feature additions. Here’s a brief preview of the latest version of the Hero Super Splendor:-

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Feature – List of 15 bikes which got discontinued due to BS-III shutdown.

Feature – List of 15 bikes which got discontinued due to BS-III shutdown.

Manufacturers took them off the shelves to make way for new models.

As you all know, starting from April 1st, 2017, the Supreme Court has ordered all manufacturers to stop registering and selling vehicles still running on BS-III engines. To clear them before the deadline all dealers who had stock started levying massive discounts on their products, and some even lost money in this process. The industry took a ₹ 600 crore hit due to the three-day discount fest.

Then there were few motorcycles that just did not sell despite the discounts. This was the cue for the manufacturers to take them off the shelves completely and get a new replacement machine for the same ones. While some of them have been replaced, few others just could not manage to burn the midnight oil and live up to expectation. They were just phased out of the assembly lines. Here is a list of those who couldn’t make it to the party this year:-

May 18, 2017 08:30
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OVERVIEW 2017 Hero Super Splendor i3S

2017 Hero Super Splendor i3S

The premiere commuter now gets AHO, BS-IV and i3S technology making it a smart hybrid.

It’s no surprise that the brand ‘Splendor’ is responsible for the Hero MotoCorp fame and success stories one would find in its record books. The Splendor has seen several iterations in the 100cc segment, ranging from the conventional commuter to a café racer. Hero did intend to cash in this popularity of Splendor even in the segment of 125cc commuters, courtesy the Super Splendor.

Launched as a more premium and powerful version of the 100cc Splendor Plus, the Super Splendor looks like a perfect evolution of the latter. It was with the Super Splendor that Hero MotoCorp made its foray into a more premium segment of commuters, 125cc motorcycles to be precise.

In its entire span of existence, the Super Splendor has undergone a number of minimal updates, which have managed to keep the motorcycle fresh in order to face the tide of time effectively. The motorcycle has once again received a minor update recently, which includes only a couple of cosmetic changes and feature additions. Here’s a brief preview of the latest version of the Hero Super Splendor:-

April 28, 2017 06:00
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6 kinds of Hero Splendor you can buy in India

6 kinds of Hero Splendor you can buy in India

The most loved commuter motorcycle of India

If you were born and brought up or grown here in India, you must have been too much familiar seeing the ‘Hero Honda Splendor’ on the streets of the country. In the Indian two wheeler market, it is the Splendor which completely revolutionized the category of commuters, as it was this very motorcycle which played an important role from shifting the customer preference from 2-stroke motorcycles to 4-stroke ones, due to the change in priorities from performance to fuel efficiency more. With its ‘fill it-shut it-forget it’ philosophy, the brand ‘Splendor’ has become one very phenomenal game changer in the entry level commuter category and changed the way Indians commute on two wheels.

Even today, even after almost twenty two years after its first appearance in the Indian market, the Splendor brand has become so much popular that it still continues to be the highest selling two wheeler, which has crossed the sales mark of a whopping two crore units. Over all these years, the Splendor has seen a lot of changes and new variants, which have been introduced considering the varying customer preferences. In this feature story, we have listed down all the currently available variants and versions of the Splendor, together which make it the highest selling two wheeler brand of India – a lineup which still is hard to beat by any other commuter motorcycle form other manufacturers and even Hero (read Passion lineup). Here you go:-

November 29, 2016 03:30
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Comparison – Hero Splendor iSmart 110 vs TVS Victor vs Honda Livo vs Mahindra Centuro

Comparison – Hero Splendor iSmart 110 vs TVS Victor vs Honda Livo vs Mahindra Centuro

The executive commuter segment has easily come a long way from being confined to only a couple of motorcycles, which too were not as premium in their heydays as the commuters are today. In the yesteryears, the segment of premium executive commuters was initiated by the Hero Honda Passion, which instantly made goodwill for itself for being a more premium and stylish motorcycle over the monotonous Splendor.

Very soon, the segment was fueled up by TVS’s very first home grown motorcycle, the Victor, which not only positioned TVS as one of the most significant players in the Indian two wheeler industry, but also gave the likes of Hero Honda and Bajaj a run for their money. It was the Victor which gave some serious nightmares to Splendor and Passion, the top two motorcycles of those times, as far as sales are concerned.

Witnessing the growing interest of customers towards the bikes like Passion and Victor, other manufacturers too jumped into the bandwagon and started playing serious in this space. And today, we can see that almost all the domestic manufacturers (except Royal Enfield) have tried out their hands in making a deep impact with their very own significant products.

Today, the top of the line segment of premium 110cc segment (yes, the capacity of the premium executive segment too has moved up from 100cc to 110cc) has an offering from all the manufacturers. While Honda and Mahindra have brought in their best till date in the segment, the Livo and Centuro respectively, TVS too some time ago brought back the Victor nameplate with an all new 110cc Victor, which has set new benchmarks in the segment as far as value-for-money is concerned.

And now, Hero, after maintaining a long silence, has finally launched its self-developed 110cc motorcycle, the new Splendor iSmart 110. The Splendor iSmart is an altogether different 110cc motorcycle from the Passion XPro, for the latter has the Honda-sourced 110cc powertrain. Ditching the dependency on Honda for powertrain, the Splendor iSmart 110 is also the second model from Hero to feature its now-famous i3S (Idle Start Stop System). But the going for the Splendor iSmart 110 will not be so easy, as the other three motorcycles do have their own special and unbeaten traits. Here’s our comprehensive comparison between Hero Splendor iSmart 110, TVS Victor, Honda Livo and Mahindra Centuro, to find out which one emerges out as the best bet for your money:-

July 15, 2016 08:00
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OVERVIEW 2016 Hero Splendor iSmart 110

2016 Hero Splendor iSmart 110

The newest motorcycle to get the i3s technology

We always do tell that the Indian motorcycle scenario is changing and fast. The demand for bigger and powerful motorcycles has increased rapidly and now we have plenty of entry level performance motorcycles in India which are also quite affordable but that does not take away the fact the first choice of most of the Indian motorcycle buyers will always be commuter motorcycles.

Now there are some solid reasons why people love commuter motorcycles. Indian roads are one of the busiest roads of the World and riding powerful and heavy motorcycles is quite a tough job, Indian motorcycle riders mostly use their motorcycles for short distances so they rely on low maintenance and fuel efficient two wheelers.

Hero Motocorp which happens to be India’s largest two wheeler manufacturer has shifted all their focus in providing fuel efficient commuters which meets the need of every day Indian customer who looks for a motorcycle which could provide them enough comfort while also being powerful enough at the same time. The Hero Splendor has almost received a legendary status in India. Many other Indian motorcycle manufacturers too tried to compete with the Splendor but failed miserably. The Splendor still enjoys the cult status and is one of the key pillars of success for Hero Motocorp.

Hero showcased their newest commuter the Splendor iSmart 110 which too sahes some mechanical DNA with the Hero iSmart 100 because it comes incorporated with Hero’s i3S technology. This technology completely shuts the engine off after remaining idol for some time and automatically restarts the engine when the rider presses the clutch. The newest offering that we will be talking about here will actually be their sixth model in the Splendor range which automatically speaks about its popularity.

Update14.07.2016:- Hero Motocorp launched the Splendor iSmart 110 today. The details along with some new images are provided in this article

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July 14, 2016 09:48
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Hero Motocorp Launching The Splendor iSmart 110 On 14th July

Hero Motocorp Launching The Splendor iSmart 110 On 14th July

This new motorcycle will replace the existing Splendor iSmart 100

Just like we reported earlier Hero Motocorp will be launching their all new Splendor iSmart 110 motorcycle in India on 14th July 2016. We have just received the invitation for the event and thus we can confirm you all that the NEW motorcycle will be launched at the Capital on the above mentioned date.

The Splendor iSmart 110 was first showcased officially at the 2016 Auto expo and according to the latest reports it will replace the existing iSmart 100 once it is launched in the Indian market. The Splendor iSmart 110 is actually powered by an air-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke 110cc engine which is capable of producing about 8.9 bhp of peak power at 7,500 rpm and 9 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. The engine is paired to a 4 speed gearbox. Although Hero Motocorp has not revealed the official fuel economy figures yet but expects it to return impressive efficiency figures considering the fact that it too will be equipped with Hero’s i3S technology.

The i3S technology definitely is a completely new technology patented by Hero which shuts of the fuel supply to the engine completely once the bike is idle or stationery for some time, as soon as the clutch is pressed the motorcycle restarts the engine. This is just like the start stop technology used in premium cars.

July 11, 2016 14:00
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Hero Splendor iSmart 110 CC Will Launch In July: Few Things That You Should Know

Hero Splendor iSmart 110 CC Will Launch In July: Few Things That You Should Know

This new motorcycle will replace the Splendor iSmart 100

To our surprise we found out that Hero Motocorp has actually decided to stop producing the Splendor iSmart 100 which was launched not so long ago and this decision was actually not taken randomly there is a reason behind that. Hero Motocorp actually has plans to replace the existing Splendor iSmart 100 with a more powerful motorcycle which by the way will carry forward the legacy of the Hero’s new patented i3S technology.

The Hero Splendor iSmart 100 was launched back in 2014 and although it used Hero’s existing 97.2 cc single cylinder, air cooled, four stroke engine which is actually also used in the standard Splendor the most interesting part was that it actually was fitted with Hero’s newly developed i3S technology which is a fuel saving technology developed in house BY Hero Motocorp. This new technology definitely is also useful in real life situation as well. Hero promised that the iSmart 100 can return impressive fuel efficiency figures of 102 kmpl which actually stunned everybody. The motorcycle which will be replacing the iSmart 100 that was already showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and also attracted plenty of attention, today we have decided to give you all the details which is available at this moment about the soon to be launched Hero Splendor iSmart 110.

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July 7, 2016 15:30
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Hero Splendor iSmart 100cc Discontinued

Hero Splendor iSmart 100cc Discontinued

Which motorcycle will replace its place still remains a big mystery

According to the recent report and to everyone’s surprise Hero Motocorp discontinued their Splendor i-Smart 100 in Indian market. This is definitely a big decision for Hero Motocorp to actually discontinue their one of a kind motorcycle which actually comes with their patented i3S technology. However this step has been taken perhaps intentionally because Hero Motocorp might have some other big plans.

Hero Motocorp showcased the Splendor iSmart 110 motorcycle at the 2016 Auto Expo and it attracted plenty of attention because this motorcycle not only was slightly powerful than the Splendor I Smart 100 but also gets the same i3S technology as well. The Splendor iSmart 100 which is being discontinued is powered by a 97.2 cc, single cylinder, air cooled, 4 stroke unit which produces about 8.36 PS of peak power at 8,000 rpm and 8.05 Nm of peak torque at 8000 rpm. The engine comes paired to a 4 speed manual gearbox.

The Idle start stop system on the motorcycle actually stops the engine completely by cutting g off its fuel supply when the motorcycle is switch on and not running for about 5 to 10 seconds. Once the engine is off one can turn the engine on again by just pressing the clutch, this technology is actually really helpful in real life situation because it helps save fuel. The Hero Motocorp Splendor iSmart 100 promises to return impressive fuel efficiency figures of 102 kmpl which is quite impressive. The motorcycle is also light weight and weighs only about 130 kilograms which also is one of the major reasons behind that impressive fuel efficiency figures.

July 7, 2016 12:00
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6 Of The Most Unique Looking Motorcycles That You Will Find On Sale In India

6 Of The Most Unique Looking Motorcycles That You Will Find On Sale In India

Ride any one of them and get noticed instantly

Getting something different than the usual really makes us proud be it property, personal styling or choices of cars and motorcycles. Today we have decided to provide you a list of motorcycles which are unique in terms of styling and yes! They are available within your budget. Offcourse! We do have plenty of motorcycles in the Indian market but choosing the most unique ones is definitely the toughest job.

Today we have decided to pick out 5 of the most unique looking motorcycles available in the Indian market today and we are pretty sure that they really can turn some heads wherever you actually go with them.

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July 6, 2016 12:00
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Featured Comparison – Yamaha Saluto vs Hero Splendor Plus vs Honda Dream Neo vs Suzuki Hayate EP

Comparison – Yamaha Saluto vs Hero Splendor Plus vs Honda Dream Neo vs Suzuki Hayate EP

Battle of The entry level commuters

No matter how much growth the premium and performance oriented motorcycles have witnessed in the recent times, there is no doubt that the entry level commuter segment will be of the most significance in the Indian two wheeler market. And it has to be – the 100-110cc commuter segment, for the time being, has a market share of almost 60 per cent as far as sales are concerned.

This segment of 100-110cc motorcycles too has become much more versatile and broader than before. In the entry level space of this segment of 100-110cc motorcycles itself, there are nearly 2-3 categories of motorcycles, which though being pretty much the same in terms of maintenance and fuel efficiency, they do differ in terms of styling, equipment and overall performance.

From the day one, Hero has undoubtedly dominated this segment with its Splendor range, which has seen a number of alterations in its existence of more than two decades. In today’s time, while the Splendor range includes almost five different iterations (including an interesting and distinctive café racer), it is the Splendor Plus which happens to be the oldest and highest selling model and the model which falls in the segment which we are discussing here.

Hero’s erstwhile partner, Honda, too has managed to grab a lot of share of this segment with its ‘Dream’ range of commuters, with the Dream Neo being the highest selling 110cc model from this Japanese giant. The Dream Neo, like the Splendor Pro, has been designed as per the requirements of a common man from a daily commuting machine.

Few days back, Suzuki too refreshed its lone 110cc model in India, the Hayate, by revamping its design and refreshing its mechanicals like adding a new frame and changes to its engine, and renamed it as Hayate EP. And now, with Honda and Suzuki having potent motorcycles in the 110cc segment, their arch rival from Japan, Yamaha, too has made a comeback to the 110cc segment, by replacing its ‘too long in the tooth’ YBR 110 with the all new Saluto RX. With the Saluto RX, Yamaha intends to eat into the sales of Hero and Honda which are making majority of their profits from this very segment of 100-110cc commuters. Let’s take a look on all these four motorcycles, and find out which one emerges out to be the best of them all.

May 2, 2016 07:30
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Comparison – Suzuki Hayate EP vs Hero Splendor Pro vs Honda Dream Neo vs Bajaj Platina ES

Comparison – Suzuki Hayate EP vs Hero Splendor Pro vs Honda Dream Neo vs Bajaj Platina ES

Battle of the entry level commuters

No matter how much growth the premium and performance oriented motorcycles have witnessed in the recent times, there is no doubt that the entry level commuter segment will be of the most significance in the Indian two wheeler market. And it has to be – the 100-110cc commuter segment, for the time being, has a market share of almost 60 per cent as far as sales are concerned.

This segment of 100-110cc motorcycles too has become much more versatile and broader than before. In the entry level space of this segment of 100-110cc motorcycles itself, there are nearly 2-3 categories of motorcycles, which though being pretty much the same in terms of maintenance and fuel efficiency, they do differ in terms of styling, equipment and overall performance.

From the day one, Hero has undoubtedly dominated this segment with its Splendor range, which has seen a number of alterations in its existence of more than two decades. In today’s time, while the Splendor range includes almost five different iterations (including an interesting and distinctive café racer), it is the Splendor Pro which happens to be the highest selling model and the model which falls in the segment which we are discussing here.

Hero’s erstwhile partner, Honda, too has managed to grab a lot of share of this segment with its ‘Dream’ range of commuters, with the Dream Neo being the highest selling 110cc model from this Japanese giant. The Dream Neo, like the Splendor Pro, has been designed as per the requirements of a common man from a daily commuting machine. On the same philosophy, Bajaj has been churning out impressive sales with its Platina range, which thankfully is one of the very few motorcycles from Bajaj which has managed to withstand the changing times with only one major facelift in its entire life span.

The latest entrant in this segment, the Suzuki Hayate EP, may just be an evolution of its predecessor model, but so are the other three models aforementioned. The facelifts of all these four models mentioned above has resulted in the freshening up of this segment with better performance, fuel efficiency and equipment levels. In this write-up, we are going to find out which of these four models – Suzuki Hayate EP, Hero Splendor Pro, Honda Dream Neo and Bajaj Platina ES – has the ability to find a place in the porch of a common man, depending upon the distinctive traits of them:-

March 28, 2016 06:30
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2015 Hero Splendor Pro

2015 Hero Splendor Pro

Over the last years, the brand ‘Splendor’ has evolved a lot both in terms of design and technology. It was the Splendor which has redefined the concept of commuting on motorcycles in the Indian context, and the simplicity and mechanical prowess of Splendor has resulted in the motorcycle climbing to the top spot of glory. Since its launch in the early nineties, the Splendor has been the best selling 100cc commuter motorcycle in the country, and is difficult to beat even today. Ask its competitors!

But in today’s day and age, novelty does matter, and in that very particular aspect, the Splendor is losing in the rat race. To compete with this, Hero has launched a couple of more avatars of Splendor, which look more contemporary than the original Splendor, the Splendor Plus. Out of those modern avatars, the latest is the Splendor Pro. Yes, the Splendor Pro, which earlier was just a motorcycle with different sticker job compared to the Splendor Plus has received a heavy cosmetic upgrade, resulting in an all new design. Here’s a comprehensive review of the all new Splendor Pro.

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November 18, 2015 03:13
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2015 Hero Super Splendor

2015 Hero Super Splendor

It’s no surprise that the brand ‘Splendor’ has given Hero Motocorp the fame and success stories it has in its record books. The Splendor has seen several iterations in the 100cc segment, ranging from an age old conventional commuter to a café racer. Hero did intended to cash in this popularity of Splendor even in the segment of 125cc commuters with the Super Splendor.

Launched as a more premium and powerful version of the 100cc Splendor Plus, the Super Splendor looks like a perfect evolution of the latter. It was with the Super Splendor, with which Hero MotoCorp made its foray into a more premium segment of commuters, 125cc motorcycles, for the first time almost a decade ago.

In its entire span of existence, the Super Splendor has undergone a number of minimal updates, which have managed to keep the motorcycle fresh in order to face the tide of time effectively. The motorcycle has once again received a minor update recently, which mostly includes only cosmetic changes and feature additions. Here’s a brief preview on the latest version of the Hero Super Splendor.

July 3, 2015 03:31
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2015 Hero MotoCorp Splendor Pro

2015 Hero MotoCorp Splendor Pro

In the last twenty years, the ‘Hero Honda Splendor’ has become a household name, for the obvious reasons. The motorcycle came into scene at just the right time when the priorities of the Indian consumers from motorcycles began to be of high fuel efficiency and low maintenance.

The Splendor, with its revolutionary 97.2cc four-stroke engine, became an instant hit amid the crowd of two-strokes, and went on writing new chapters of records. In its entire lifetime, the Splendor has spawn into a number of variants ranging from 100cc to 125cc. However, the original model continues to be on sale, retaining the same silhouette, but with minor changes to the design and mechanicals to keep it up with the passing time.

Now, Hero has two models of the Splendor family which have kept the charm of the original Splendor intact – Splendor Plus and Splendor Pro. Out of these two models, the Splendor Pro is slightly more contemporary with additional features, different paint schemes and graphics and minor upgrades to its mechanicals. Here’s a quick review of one of Hero’s highest selling models, Splendor Pro.

May 5, 2015 02:30
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Biker from Pune sets a ‘Bun Burner' record on 100cc motorcycle

Biker from Pune sets a ‘Bun Burner’ record on 100cc motorcycle

Devjeet Saha, a renowned biking enthusiast from Pune, has recently set a record of completing the strenuous ‘Bun Burner’ challenge in the shortest time on a 100cc motorcycle. As per the challenge, Devjeet covered 2421 kms on his Hero Splendor Pro motorcycle in a span of 35 hours and 10 minutes.

For all those who don’t know, the ‘Bun Burner’ challenge is a certified task by Iron Butt Association of America, in which a motorcyclist is required to cover a minimum distance of 2415 kms in a time period of less than 36 hours. With this feat, Devjeet has become the first rider in the world to complete the ‘Bun Burner’ challenge in a sub-100cc motorcycle.

The 2421 km long route of Devjeet’s roadmap for the challenge began from Pune on 5th April at 9:59 a.m., and concluded at Chennai on 6th April at 9:10 p.m. Apart from the ‘Bun Burner’ record, the other endurance records which Devjeet has conquered in the past also includes the ‘Saddle Sore’ challenge - a task of riding 1610 kms within 24 hours, which he has accomplished three times on a Hero Passion X-Pro, Hero Impulse and Hero Splendor Pro respectively.

Devjeet believes that it is the self-confidence of the rider, and not the power and size of a motorcycle’s engine, which makes the real difference and sets the standards of motorcycling which is why all of his record attempts till date have been achieved on small capacity motorcycles.

Expressing his joy over the achieved feat, Devjeet commented, “I always like setting records that cannot be easily broken. There are many people, who have done the bun burner, and many who wish to do so, but very seldom will you come across someone who will want to do it on a lesser capacity motorcycle. That’s the real challenge. Such endurance rides are relatively easier when you have high performance machines, but to do something extraordinary on an ordinary machine is what gives me a sense of accomplishment.”

April 16, 2015 09:10
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Hero Splendor iSmart becomes most fuel efficient motorcycle in India

Hero Splendor iSmart becomes most fuel efficient motorcycle in India

The latest incarnation of Hero Motocorp Splendor, Splendor iSmart, has recently been titled as the most fuel efficient production motorcycle on sale in India. According to a recent certification procedure conducted by International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT), a division of Indian Government’s NATRIP Implementation Society (NATIS), the Hero Splendor iSmart squeezed out a fuel efficiency of whopping 102.5 kilometers per liter.

The iCAT certification has been obtained on the basis of a compulsory emission test as per the Rule 115 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR), 1989. The Splendor iSmart is the only motorcycle whose fuel efficiency figure obtained is beyond the mark of 100 kmpl in the iCAT certification for fuel efficiency. The motorcycle has surpassed Bajaj Platina 100 ES as the fuel efficient motorcycle, a title which was held by the Platina 100 ES owing to its mileage of 96.9 kmpl.

The Splendor iSmart was launched by Hero MotoCorp in 2014, which is the first and only motorcycle till date by Hero to feature the Idle Start Stop System (i3S). A mantra for avoiding the wastage of fuel, the i3S technology shuts the engine off if it is running idle for a long time, which can be started back with a press of the clutch lever.
The Splendor iSmart is powered by the same single cylinder, air cooled, 97.2cc engine which is found in all other 100cc commuters of the Hero MotoCorp’s lineup. Mated to a four speed gearbox, the engine is good enough to churn out 7.8PS of power and 8.04Nm of torque.

Apart from Splendor iSmart, there are 6 other motorcycles from Hero MotoCorp, which have made their way in the list of top ten fuel efficient motorcycles of India. Since its launch last year, Hero MotoCorp has sold a total of over 3 lakh units of Splendor iSmart.

April 9, 2015 03:00
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Hero discontinues Splendor NXG from the Indian market

Hero discontinues Splendor NXG from the Indian market

The stint of Hero Splendor as the best selling two-wheeler in India might just suffer a small dent, as Hero Motocorp has decided to pull the plug off from one of its 100cc commuter motorcycle, Splendor NXG. The motorcycle is no longer listed on the official website of Hero MotoCorp as well.

Most of the authorized dealers have already been informed about the dismissal of the Splendor NXG from the Indian market, and the dealers have now started the procedure of clearing out the units of the bike which they have in stock.

For the discontinuation of Splendor NXG, the strongest reason which can be cited is the fact that the sales of the bike have suffered since the introduction of Splendor iSmart. The Splendor iSmart was launched last year by Hero MotoCorp and is essentially the same bike as the Splendor NXG sporting the body shell of the latter with a change in paint scheme and graphics as well as introduction of i3S start-stop technology.

Under the skin too, the Splendor iSmart is completely the same machine as the Splendor NXG, with the bike sharing the mechanical underpinnings as well as engine from the latter. The more contemporary package of Splendor iSmart over the Splendor NXG attracted the customers more towards the former, thus reducing the overall sales of NXG.

Just like the other 100cc Splendors, the Splendor NXG too was powered with a single-cylinder, air-cooled, 97.2cc engine, which pumps out 7bhp of power and 8Nm of torque. The discontinuation of Splendor NXG may come as a surprise for many, as Hero seldom stops the production of any of its bikes, even if they are selling in minimal numbers. With the Splendor NXG departing in history books, the Splendor lineup now is limited to four models, which include Splendor Plus, Splendor Pro, Splendor Pro Classic and Super Splendor.

February 3, 2015 01:36
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OVERVIEW 2014 Hero Motocorp Splendor Pro Classic

2014 Hero Motocorp Splendor Pro Classic

Recently a lot has changed in the Indian two wheeler market; we have seen plenty of new launches both in the commuter segment as well as the entry level premium bike segment but one 2 wheeler manufacturer has really implemented an aggressive marketing strategy for the Indian market and I am proud to say that they are none other than our homegrown 2 wheeler manufacturer Hero Motocorp. Recently we have seen plenty of new launches from the same manufacturer and during this festive season they have launched two new and exceptional products which certainly will attract lot of attention.

Hero Motocorp launched an offroad version of the Passion Pro christened as the Passion Pro TR which comes with all the equipments and features that you would generally find in an offroad motorcycle (You can catch our full review of the Passion Pro TR here), while on the other hand they also have launched a café racer version of their popular commuter Splendor and christened it as the Splendor Pro Classic. Now according to Hero Motocorp this motorcycle also is the first 100 cc motorcycle with the café racer styling.

The Splendor classic pro was first showcased at the 2014 Auto expo in Delhi and it surely attracted lot of attention and now when it’s out in the market at a competitive price I am sure this certainly will be able to pull the crowd towards it.

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October 9, 2014 11:45
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Updated Super Splendor launched in India

Updated Super Splendor launched in India

Hero MotoCorp has silently launched the updated Super Splendor in India today. The Splendor is one of the main pillars of success of Hero Motocorp.

The Super Splendor is powered by an Air cooled, 4 - stroke single cylinder OHC engine with a displacement of 124.7 cc. This commuter generates 9.12 Ps of maximum power at 7000 rpm and 10.35 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. The engine has been mated to a 4 speed constant mesh gearbox. The motorcycle has a top speed of 90 Km and fulfills all the requirement of a commuter motorcycle.

The Super Splendor is built around a Tubular Double Cradle Type chassis and uses a Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers at its front and Swing arm with 5 step adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers at its rear. However it is little shocking to find out that the updated Super Splendor does not get any option for Disc brakes and will only be available with a 130mm drum brakes at both the front and rear wheels.
The new updates on the Super Splendor includes new eye catching body graphics, black alloy wheels and color schemes one more feature that has been added to the updated Splendor is a side stand indicator which warns the rider if they does not put the side stand up properly.

The updated Super Splendor has been priced at INR 51250 (Ex-Showroom Delhi).

You catch our entire review of the Super Splendor here

May 8, 2014 07:35
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2008 Hero Motocorp Splendor NXG

2008 Hero Motocorp Splendor NXG

Every Indian is familiar with the commuter motorcycle Splendor, It comes from the stable of the largest 2 wheeler manufacturer Hero Motocorp and we already have told you before that the Splendor is the largest selling motorcycle in the World and one of the major reasons behind the success story of its manufacturer. The specialty of the Splendor is that it has a very reliable engine which needs very less maintenance. Although it is not a very powerful motorcycle but is best suited for commuting.

The Splendor NXG is also a part of the Splendor family, which also constitutes of other motorcycles such as the Splendor Pro, the Splendor Plus and the Super Splendor. The Splendor NXG sole purpose is to deliver a comfortable ride and return a descent mileage, so it will definitely give a tough competition to the other entry level commuters of its segment, Splendor NXG is a modern looking motorcycle with many new updates but it still has lot of similarities with the old Splendor. It is powered by an Air-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder OHC engine which generates an impressive amount of power; we will talk about all the details later in our review.

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November 15, 2013 05:00
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2012 HeroMotocorp Splendor Plus

2012 HeroMotocorp Splendor Plus

HeroMotocorp Splendor has always been the highest selling bike among the other bikes of Hero line-up. HeroMotocorp have added some styling tweaks to the very old Splendor and re-launched it as Splendor Plus. Splendor Plus is a motorcycle from the stable of HeroMotocorp which finds its place amongst the commuter motorcycle segment in India. Splendor Plus is high on popularity and is a well built bike to suit our daily commuting needs efficiently. This motorcycle has been one of the pillars of success for the Hero motocorp two wheeler manufacturer in India.

HeroMotocorp Splendor Plus has been powered by an air-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder, OHC engine with a displacement of 97.2cc and produces a peak power of 7.5 Ps at 8000 rpm and a peak torque of 7.95 Nm at 5000 rpm. Hero had revamped Splendor Plus after its split up with Honda, so today we will take a glance and try to know why Hero Splendor Plus is still a popular choice of the segment.

August 2, 2013 14:30
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