Everyone in India are well acquainted with the largest selling motorcycle Splendor, it contributed a lot behind the success of its manufacturer Hero Motocorp. The Super Splendor which was introduced in the year 2010 was a more premium and powerful offering from their stable. Most of the Indian people prefer commuters over powerful and heavy motorcycles keeping in mind the condition of our Indian roads and traffic problem, thus the Super Splendor sits perfectly in the Commuter Motorcycle segment as a strong competitor because it has everything which a Commuter Motorcycle should have which includes a more powerful engine than a regular 100 cc Motorcycle, it also looks and feels like a premium motorcycle and is manufactured by the most trusted Indian 2 wheeler manufacturer.

The Super Splendor is powered by a 4 Stroke OHC, Single cylinder, air cooled engine which generates healthy power output for a commuter motorcycle standard. One of the most important points behind the success of the brand Splendor is the reliability factor. Is this new Motorcycle reliable enough and can it lives up to the expectation of being one of the most trusted maintenance free motorcycle? Let’s find out .

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2010 Hero Motocorp Super Splendor
  • Year: 2010
  • Make: Hero Motocorp
  • Transmission: 4 speed manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 9 @ 7000
  • Torque @ RPM: 7 @ 4000
  • Displacement: 124 cc
  • Top Speed: 56 mph
  • Price: INR 51900

STYLING

2010 Hero Motocorp Super Splendor
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The Motorcycle looks and feels premium and it is from the stable of Hero Motocorp which says almost everything about the Super Splendor. The new Super Splendor adorns a complete new look, it has been fitted with a stylish new set of front headlamp cluster and a dark tinted Visor which makes the front look totally different and more appealing. Just behind the headlamp cluster one will find an attractive looking instrument console with a beautiful backlit display, the instrument cluster consists of an analogue speedometer and an analogue fuel meter beside the regular warning lamps.

The fuel tank also received new graphics which makes the motorcycle look even more sportier. The Splendor also has a good reputation of being one of the most comfortable motorcycles in this category and thus this new Super Splendor also has been fitted with the most widest and comfortable seats for both its rider and Pillion. The Classy looking tail lamps and the stylish new alloy wheels make this motorcycle look even more stylish.

Overall the Super Splendor is a more premium offering from the stable of Hero Motocorp and the above mentioned features does justice to the word ‘Premium’. The build quality of the switchgear and the palm grips too are impressive but an engine kill switch on the Super Splendor is sorely missed.

The overall dimension of the motorcycle has been provided below:

Length 1995 mm
Width 735 mm
Height 1095 mm
Saddle Height 785 mm
Wheelbase 1265 mm
Ground Clearance 150 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 13 ltrs. (Min)
Reserve 1 Ltrs(Usable)
Kerb Weight 117 kgs(Kicks),121 kgs (Electric)

ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE

2010 Hero Motocorp Super Splendor
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The Super Splendor is definitely a more powerful offering than the regular Splendor, thus the new motorcycle has been fitted with a 4 Stroke OHC, Single cylinder, 124.7 cc, air cooled engine which generates 6.72 KW (9 BHP) of maximum power at 7000 rpm and 10.35 Nm of torque figures at 4000 rpm. The engine has been mated to a 4 Speed Constant Mesh gearbox which is smooth and shifts easily.

It is true that the Super Splendor delivers much lesser power in comparison to other 125 cc motorcycles of its class but we also have to keep one thing in mind that this commuters are not meant for high speeds or touching your knee on the ground while cornering, this motorcycle is fulfills the sole purpose of transporting the rider from point A to point B safely and securely while consuming much less fuel.

This Motorcycle has been fitted with an advanced micro processor ignition (AMI) system so that the rider does not face any sort of difficulty while starting the motorcycle.

The engine details have been provided below:

|Type|4 Stroke OHC, Single cylinder, air cooled|
|Displacement||124.7 cc|
|Max. Power||6.72 KW (9 BHP) @ 7000 rpm|
|Max. Torque||10.35 Nm @ 4000 rpm|
|Max. Speed||90 Kmph|
|Bore x Stroke||52.4 X 57.8 mm|
|Compression Ratio||9.1: 1|
|Starting||Self Start|
|Ignition||Advanced micro processor ignition (AMI) system|

RIDE AND HANDLING

2010 Hero Motocorp Super Splendor
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There was never any complaining about the ride and handling quality of the Splendor and this motorcycle too lives up to the Splendor’s standard with its impressive ride and handling quality. It has been fitted with a Telescopic hydraulic forks at the front and Swing arm with 5 step adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers at its rear which is fitted to handle even worst Indian road conditions. The most disappointing thing about the motorcycle is that it is only fitted only with an Internal expanding type 130 mm Dia brakes for both its front and rear, there is not even an optional disc brakes for the Motorcycle.

The seating and the ergonomics of the Motorcycle is impressive the upright tall stance and the wide handlebars and comfortable seats are helpful especially during long journeys. The tyres also offers descent amount of grip on the tarmac.

PRICING

The Hero Motocorp Super Splendor is priced at Rs. 51, 900 (Ex showroom Delhi) and is available with following color options:

  • Blue
  • Silver
  • White
  • Black
  • Red

COMPETITOR

The 125 cc segment is one of the most competitive market segments of the Country and thus is crowded with plenty of able competitors. The Hero Motocorp Splendor definitely gets some amount of competition from the Honda Shine who also have been their long term partner.

Honda Shine

2012 Honda CB Shine
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Honda Shine too is a stylish and premium offering from the Japanese 2 wheeler manufacturer. Their product CB Shine is also one of the largest selling motorcycle in this segment which also won many hearts with its smooth engine and impressive power delivery. The motorcycle shine is powered by a 124,7 cc air cooled, 4 stroke, SI engine which generates 10.54Nm of maximum torque at 5500rpm and 10.12 bhp of maximum power at 7500rpm. The engine also has been mated to a 4 speed gearbox. Definitely the CB shine air cooled engine generates more power than the Super Splendor and thus also gives it a tough competition like I already mentioned earlier.

VERDICT

2010 Hero Motocorp Super Splendor
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The 125 cc categories of motorcycles are built to provide more power than a 100 cc engine but also deliver good mileage at the same time. The Super Splendor was launched back in the year 2010, it definitely did not left an impression on the heart of people like its predecessor Splendor, but it sure does a good job of a commuter motorcycle. So if you want a trustworthy premium Motorcycle for yourself then surely you can trust the Hero Motocorp Super Splendor Blindly.

QUOTES

“Giving the 100cc Splendor brigade a new lease of life with a powerful 125cc motor for those looking to upgrade.”—Zigwheels.com

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  • * Engine lacks power

Source: Hero Motocorp

Riju Ganguly
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