Hero Splendor is the manufacturer’s entry-level motorcycle and the highest-selling motorcycle in the world
Hero MotoCorp recently celebrated production of 100 million two-wheelers since its inception in the Indian automotive market. This makes it the first two-wheeler company in the country to clock this momentous figure. In order to commemorate this special occasion, Hero has launched special 100 Million Edition models.
The special edition lineup includes models such as Maestro, Destini, Splendor, Passion Pro, Glamor and Xtreme 160R. These 100 Million Edition models have cosmetic enhancements over their regular counterparts but no mechanical or design updates. In a video uploaded by YouTube channel ConsumerABS, the vlogger reveals details of a 100 Million Edition of Splendor.
Hero Splendor is currently retailed between Rs 61,785 and Rs 65,295. For starters, it wears an all-new red paint with body graphics on its fuel tank, side panels, rear fenders and headlamp cowl. Chrome and silver elements on the mechanical components have been reduced.
For example, the engine and transmission assembly has been painted black instead of silver. So have been the toolbox and front suspension forks. It also rides on blacked-out alloy wheels as opposed to silver-finish alloys on the regular model. Below is a detailed walkaround video of the new Splendor 100 Million Edition.
Other blacked-out elements include the exhaust pipe, muffler and swingarms. Some chrome elements such as the leg-guards, handlebar, ignition kick, exhaust guard and luggage carrier at rear have been retained in chrome.
The other notable inclusion is ‘100 Million Edition’ branding on fuel tank and seat. Speaking of seats, this special edition motorcycle gets a dual-tone seat with contrast red stitching. On the whole, the bike looks sporty as well as aesthetically pleasing.
Design & Features on offer
As mentioned earlier there are no other changes on the bike what-so-ever. Its design highlights include bikini fairing and its iconic rectangular headlight, taillight and turn indicators. It gets the same set of features as the standard model which includes halogen lighting setup and an analogue instrument console that reads out information like speed, total distance covered, and fuel level.
It also gets a new i3s technology which is shot for idle stop start system. This feature kills the engine off while it idles for more than 5 seconds, This helps in bringing down consumption of fuel.
Coming to its engine specs, it is powered by a BS6 compliant 97.2cc single-cylinder sloper fuel-injected engine which produces 7.9 bhp and 8.05 Nm of peak torque. This unit is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. It is built on a double-cradle frame which is suspended on telescopic forks at front and preload-adjustable twin shocks. Stopping power comes from 130mm drum brakes at both ends with CBS as standard.