India’s leading two-wheeler manufacturer, Hero MotoCorp has officially launched the much awaited all-new generation Splendor motorcycle in India. Christened Hero Splendor iSmart 110 with i3S (Idle Start and Stop System), it is the first motorcycle that has been fully developed in-house by the company since it parted ways with Honda.
New Hero Splendor iSmart 110 is also the first motorcycle to come out of Hero’s R&D centre in Jaipur.
As the name suggests, Hero Splendor 110 iSmart carries forward the same i3s technology seen on the older 100cc iSmart. It is powered by a new 110cc, air-cooled, single cylinder engine which is 9% more powerfil and delivers 12% more torque. It is also the first ever 110 cc engine in India which is BSIV compliant.
Engineered in India, bu made for the world, the new Hero Splendor 110 iSmart offers class leading performance and fuel economy. It delivers 9.4 PS at 7,500 rpm and 9 Nm torque at 5,500 rpm mated to a 4 speed gearbox with i3S technology. The bike races from 0-60 kmph in 7.45 seconds while top speed stands at 87 kmph.
Showcased earlier at the 2016 Auto Expo, Hero Splendor iSmart 110 is presented in four new dual color options (Silver & Black, Red & Black, Blue & Black, Sports Red), black alloy wheels, an analog-digital instrument console and new head and tail lamp designs. Hero Splendor 110 iSmart is only offered with drum brakes. Disc brake is not on offer even as option.
i3S technology is essentially an auto start-stop function that shuts off the engine of the vehicle when it is stationery and engaged in neutral. This not only saves fuel but in the long run ensures higher fuel efficiency thereby making the bike very economical to own. i3S technology will allow the Hero Splendor 110 iSmart to deliver above 68 kmpl.
Hero Splendor iSmart 110 enters the competitive 2 wheeler segment where it will compete with the likes of TVS Victor 110, Yamaha Saluto RX and Honda Livo.
Hero Splendor iSmart – Price
Ex-Delhi – INR 53,300
Ex-Mumbai – INR 53,100
Ex-Bangalore – INR 53,800
Ex-Chennai – INR 53,700
Ex-Kolkata – INR 54,200
Ex-Pune – INR 53,100
Ex-Hyderabad – INR 54,100