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New Hero Splendor Pro spied possibly with self-developed engine

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Considering that Hero Motocorp’s technical alliance with Honda is now a past, the new Splendor Pro could very well be testing an all-new homegrown commuter motor to replace the current 97 cc unit which has been soldiering along for decades with an astronomical success.

New 2015 Hero Splendor Pro green spied 2
Green coloured prototype with white license plate has been spotted testing in the NCR region but with no apparent clue as to what is new.
The new engine which is expected to receive technical inputs from Hero’s current technical partners AVL Austria, Engines Engineering and EBR would have its displacement in the vicinity of 100 cc. Needless to say, priority will be given to fuel economy. Estimated power and torque outputs stand at around 8 bhp and 8 Nm respectively. The new motor will continue to be mated to a 4-speed transmission.

Hero Motocorp’s elevated interest in international markets means the new powertrains will have to be world class. The motor will not only power the new Splendor Pro but also will be at the hear of every upcoming Hero commuter including Passion Pro, CD Delux, HF Dawn and so on.