BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: Hero MotoCorp has introduced its BS VI compliant Hero Super Splendor commuter motorcycle. The model will be available in two variants and prices are Rs 67.3K and Rs 70.8K (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively. Mechanically, both variants are identical, only the wheel set-up (alloys with brake drum and alloys with disc brakes) are the reason for the price variance.
Unlike Honda which has bumped up the displacement from 150cc to 160cc of its Unicorn model only (Rs 93.5K ex-showroom Delhi), Hero has focused on hiking the power output of the 125cc machine by Programmed Fuel Injection which has resulted in power output increase by 19 per cent. The single-cylinder air-cooled four-stroke engine pumps out 10.73bhp at 7,500rpm and torque of 10.6Nm at 6,000rpm when mated to the new 5-speed gearbox.
Efficiency features includes the brand’s i3S technology that automatically switches off the engine when not required and turns it on when you press the clutch.
Hero says the Super Splendor is built on an all-new diamond chassis, and comes with increased its front and rear suspension travel by 15mm and 7.5mm respectively. Ground clearance has also been increased by 30mm and like the Unicorn, the seat is now 45mm longer. Fuel tank capacity has been increased from 8.5-litres to 9.5-litres for better riding range.
The Super Splendor gets 240mm front disc brakes for the first time and the 130mm rear drum brake with CBS (Combined Braking System) hasn’t been discontinued. The bike rides on 90/90-18-inch rear tyre.
Hero have smartened some of the cosmetics with a dose of chrome elements, bold flowing lines and dual-tone paint schemes. Colour choices include all-new Metallic Nexus Blue, Candy Blazing Red, Glaze Black and Heavy Grey.