Hero Splendor iSmart BS launched: Checkout price
The new Splendor is only available in one variant with alloy wheels and a 240mm front disc brake, and is priced at Rs 64,900 (ex-showroom Delhi). The bike will be available at dealerships across the country within the next 3-4 weeks.
New Delhi: Hero MotoCorp has just launched its first BS6 two-wheeler, the new Splendor iSmart with fuel injection. The new bike comes at a hike of Rs 7,470 over the outgoing model. The new Splendor iSmart not only features India’s first BS6 compliant 110 cc, fuel-injected engine, with maximum power output of 9 bhp at 7,500 rpm and enhanced torque of 9.89 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The new motorcycle features the idle start-stop system, called the i3S system, with added emphasis on fuel efficiency.
Just like India’s first BS6-scooter, the Honda Activa 125, grew in size, the Splendor has grown too. The bike now uses a new diamond-type frame, as a result of which ground clearance has been increased by 15mm to 180mm. Front suspension travel has been upped by 15mm and the wheelbase is now longer by 36mm. Hero has also equipped the new Splendor iSmart with a brighter headlight to aid night riding.
“The Splendor iSmart is a clear testimony to the immense progress we have made in scaling up our in-house R&D capabilities in a short span of time. This is the first BS6 compliant motorcycle homologated in the country with a new engine family, and a new chassis design, completely designed and developed at our Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur. Conforming to stringent BS6 emission norms, while improving the performance capabilities, style quotient and riding experience of the motorcycle is a remarkable feat. All these, under the successful Splendor franchise provide a highly appealing proposition for the customers. This marks the commencement of the transition of our product range to BS6 norms,” said Malo Le Masson, Head – Global Product Planning – Hero MotoCorp.
All these changes have also been accompanied by a price hike. The new Splendor is only available in one variant with alloy wheels and a 240mm front disc brake, and is priced at Rs 64,900 (ex-showroom Delhi). The bike will be available at dealerships across the country within the next 3-4 weeks.