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Hero's winning trio

DH News Service, Bengaluru Jan 17 2018, 0:49 IST
Markus Braunsperger (right) and Malo Le Masson unveil the Hero Super Splendor, Passion PRO and Passion XPRO in New Delhi recently

Markus Braunsperger (right) and Malo Le Masson unveil the Hero Super Splendor, Passion PRO and Passion XPRO in New Delhi recently

In keeping with its aggressive product strategy, Hero MotoCorp (HMCL) has unveiled three new motorcycles – the 125 cc Super Splendor, the 110 cc Passion PRO and the 110 cc Passion XPRO.

There will be a phase-wise launch of the three motorcycles in the market, starting this month.

Markus Braunsperger, Chief Technology Officer, Hero MotoCorp, said, "Our new motorcycles deliver best-in-class performance, with advanced features and modern styling. We are also gearing up to launch multiple new exciting products across segments in the coming months."

Malo Le Masson – Head of Global Product Planning, Hero MotoCorp, said, "With the launch of the new Passion PRO, Passion XPRO and Super Splendor, we are aiming to further consolidate our leadership in the 100-125cc segments."

The new Passion PRO draws its unmatched performance from a BS-IV compliant 110 cc TOD (Torque on Demand) engine, producing a maximum power output of 7.0 (9.4) kW (PS) @ 7,500 rpm and maximum torque of 9.0 Nm @ 5,500 rpm. The fuel-efficient and cleaner engine offers more usable power. The motorcycle also features Hero's intuitive i3S (Idle-stop-start system), and also offers 12% more power and torque than its previous generation. The bike races from 0-60 kmph in 7.45 seconds only.

The new sharper Passion XPRO offers the right mix of style, technology and best-in-class performance. Targeted at the youth, the motorcycle comes packed with a host of modern and stylish features, including the new sharper fuel tank with flush fuel lid, dynamic shrouds, sporty real cowl, duel-tone mirrors, LED tail lamp and digital-analog meter with digital fuel gauge. All Time Headlamp On (AHO) offers superior visibility and safety.

The new motorcycle comes with a BS-IV compliant 110 cc (Torque on Demand) engine, producing a maximum power output of 7.0 (9.4) kW (PS) @ 7,500 rpm and maximum torque of 9.0 Nm @ 5,500 rpm.

The new Super Splendor comes with a new Air-Cooled, 4-stroke single Cylinder OHC 125cc TOD (Torque-on-Demand) engine that also features the highly efficient and proven Hero i3S technology. The engine produces a maximum power output of 8.4 (11.4) kW (PS) @ 7,500 rpm and maximum torque of 11 Nm @ 6,000 rpm. The bike reaches a top speed of 94 kmph.

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