Hero Splendor iSmart BS6 was launched in November 2019 at Rs 64,900 ex-showroom
Hero Splendor iSmart, one of the first motorcycles in India to be upgraded to BS6, has undergone an upward price revision. From Rs 64,900, Hero Splendor iSmart BS6 has become costlier by Rs 2,200. The commuter bike is positioned between Splendor Plus and Super Splendor in the company’s line-up. Prices of Splendor Plus start at Rs 59,600 whereas Hero Super Splendor retails at Rs 67,300. All prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi.
Hero Splendor iSmart is powered by a 113.2cc BS6 fuel-injected (FI) engine that churns out around 9bhp at 7500rpm and 9.89Nm of torque at 5500rpm. In comparison, the earlier BS4 model was powered by a 109.15cc carburetted engine. With BS6 upgrade, power has gone down by approximately 0.5bhp whereas torque has increased by 10 per cent. Watch the introductory video of the popular commuter motorcycle:
If we look at the other BS6 iSmart siblings, Splendor Plus is powered by a 97.2cc engine that makes 7.8bhp at 8000rpm and 8.05Nm at 6000rpm. Super Splendor utilizes a 124.7cc BS6 engine that delivers 10.55bhp at 7500rpm and 10.6Nm of torque at 6000rpm.
Hero Splendor iSmart is designed to draw attention amongst the usual commuter range. This is easily noticeable from its unique dual-tone graphics. Colour options include Blue, Red and Grey against an all-black theme. The wheels get an outline in the respective shade.
All three Splendor motorcycles have a distinctive design, but they have several components in common. For instance, the three motorcycles are engineered to provide a smoother ride using the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor. Performance has been improved with a Throttle Position Sensor that promises better torque characteristics. The engines are equipped with an Oil Temperature Sensor to improve life cycle. Though these components are not at all new in the automotive industry, it is only recently that budget two-wheelers started receiving them.
Hero Splendor iSmart utilizes a diamond frame chassis which ensures optimized weight distribution. It improves ride and handling or makes it easier for the rider to navigate in tight traffic conditions. At a wheelbase of 1281mm, it offers decent stability. The motorcycle comes equipped with large 18-inch alloy wheels. The front suspension travel hits 120mm while the ground clearance is set at 180mm.
The suspension system comprises of standard front forks and twin shocks at the rear. Braking duties are performed by a 240mm disc brake at the front and 130mm drum brake at the rear. Hero Splendor iSmart has a kerb weight of 116kg and comes with a 9.5-litre fuel tank.