Hero Splendor completes 25 years since launch. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their iconic motorcycle, Hero MotoCorp has now launched a special edition with cosmetic updates. 2019 Hero Splendor 25 Years Special Edition is priced from Rs 56,600, ex-sh.
The Special Edition Splendor is based on the Splendor Plus variant, which is priced from Rs 51,290, ex-sh for the based drum brake variant with kick start, while the price of self start top variant with i3S tech is priced from Rs 54,600. This makes Splendor Special Edition about Rs 2,000 more expensive.
For the extra price, you get an exclusive colour option of Black with Orange / Golden decals in the front as well as on the side. Engine is same as Splendor Plus, which is a 97 cc single cylinder mill which generates 8.36 PS and 8.05 Nm torque via 4 speed transmission. It only gets drum brakes, disc brake is not on option. Front and rear 18 inch alloys are wrapped in 80/100 tubeless tyres. Watch the detailed walkaround video by Ravi Panwar below.
Other features include halogen headlamp with AHO in the front, telescopic front forks, adjustable rear shocks, integrated braking system, etc. Dimensions of the bike stands at 2000mm length, 720 mm width, 1040 mm height and 1230 mm wheelbase. It has a ground clearance of 159 mm, fuel tank of 10.5 liter, kerb wt of 109 kgs and a max payload capacity of 130 kgs.
Hero MotoCorp recently updated their motorcycle and scooter range with the state of the art IBS (Integrated Braking System) technology. IBS is an important safety feature. This technology helps when the rear brake is applied, it partly applies the front brake as well, this ensuring safer braking. i3S on the hand shuts down the engine while idling in traffic thereby enhancing fuel efficiency. ABS on the other hand prevents the wheels from locking under hard and sudden braking.
Its advantage is that one can still have control of the steering and direction of the two wheeler, ensuring that the bike does not go out of control. IBS, CBS, or Combi brake system works when both brakes of the two wheeler are activated by pressing the rear brake level while the front brake is partly activated. These systems see an increase in price but go a long way in ensuring safety of the rider and could end up saving a life.