Hero MotoCorp has announced a price increase for its models, effective from 1st May, 2017. The two-wheeler manufacturer has increased the prices between Rs 700 to Rs 2,500 over the ex-showroom prices, depending on the model.
According to a dealer in Delhi, the company has discontinued the Splendor Pro Classic from its model lineup. Other Hero Splendors including the Super Splendor, Splendor iSmart 110, Splendor Pro, Splendor + and Splendor + i3s will continue to be available.
The company dealer also stated that the Hero HF Dawn, which has been removed from the company's official Indian website, will be available only on a customer's order. Customers are now opting for a motorcycle that features s alloy wheels, AHO (Automatic Headlamp on) function as well as other advanced and convenient features, which are now offered as standard in other models. The HF Dawn, on the other hand, misses out some of the features and will be available only for the bike taxi services and as a delivery motorcycle.
The Hero Splendor Pro Classic gets power from a Honda sourced 97.2 cc engine. As the contract between Hero MotoCorp and Honda has ended, this could be one of the reasons for stopping the production of the motorcycle. The HF Dawn is also powered by the same Honda sourced unit.
The Splendor Pro Classic is the most affordable cafe racer styled model in the country. The motorcycle was first showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo and features a single seat as well as a side stand indicator.