Hero MotoCorp is ending the year 2017 on a high note by launching at least three models in India. According to the emerging reports, Hero has launched new Passion Pro with 110cc engine, Super Splendor iSmart and the Passion XPro in the country. The Passion XPro has been re-launched almost 10 months after the model was withdrawn from the market.
2018 Hero Passion Pro
Hero MotoCorp's new Passion Pro gets updated design and engine at the heart. The highlight of the new 2018 Passion Pro is its engine. The new model features 109.15 cc single cylinder, air cooled engine that also does duty in the Hero Splendor iSmart. The engine comes mated to 4-speed transmission. The engine replaced the 97.2 cc mill in the previous version of the motorcycle. The new 110cc engine can churn out 9.3 bhp of power and 9 Nm of torque and claims to deliver a mileage of 84kmpl.
The new Passion Pro 110cc gets similar styling as the outgoing model. However, it gets updated taillight design, new graphics, new turn indicators and new rear mudguard. To be offered in disc and drum brake versions, the new Passion pro comes with 130 mm drum brakes on both wheels, while the disc brake model gets 240 mm disc brake at the front.
Hero is expected to begin the deliveries of the new Passion Pro in January 2018. In terms of pricing, the new Passion Pro 110cc is reportedly priced about Rs 2,000 over the old model.
2018 Hero Super Splendor iSmart 125
Powering the new Super Splendor is the same 124.7 cc Air cooled, 4 - stroke cylinder OHC mill, tuned to churn out 9bhp of power at 7,000rpm and 10.35Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. It now features i3s, which automatically shuts the engine when idling and turns it on when needed with just one click. Other changes in the new Super Splendor i3s include i3S badging and new body graphics.
Hero Super Splendor iSmart 125 comes with telescopic front fork and a five-step adjustable hydraulic rear shock absorber. The braking duties are handled by 130 mm drum brakes on both ends.
The new Super Splendor is expected to get a price tag of Rs 1,000 premium over the current model.
2018 Hero Passion XPro
Hero MotoCorp has reportedly re-launched the Passion XPro in India. The XPro was withdrawn from the market in March this year. In its new avatar, the XPro gets the bigger 110cc engine of the Splendor with iSmart start/stop technology. It comes with TOD (Torque on Demand) 110 cc engine that churn out 9.5 bhp power at 7,500 rpm and 9 Nm of maximum torque at 5,500 rpm.
Built around the tubular double cradle frame, the XPro gets telescopic front hydraulic shock absorbers and swing arm with five-step adjustable hydraulic shocks at the rear. The 110cc Passion XPro may have two variants on offer-- with drum brake and with front disc brake. Deliveries of the new XPro are likely to begin in January 2018 with a price tag expected to be higher than the 100 cc version.