The 2018 Hero Super Splendor, Passion Pro and Passion XPro are revealed today. Hero Passion XPro was discontinued earlier this year and it is set to make a comeback with some style changes. On the other hand, the Super Splendor and Passion Pro are already present in the company's product portfolio and these will receive cosmetic changes. All three motorcycles will most likely feature the company's patented i3s technology for fuel saving. Hero Passion Pro has the smallest displacement engine out of three with a 97.2cc engine. The Passion XPro will have a slightly bigger engine at 110cc and the Super Splendor has a 125cc mill.
11:23 AM: Hero MotoCorp has only unveiled the 2018 Hero MotoCorp Super Splendor,Passion Pro and Passion XPro today.The prices will be announced by next month and is expected to be priced slightly higher by about Rs 700 to Rs 2000 compared to existing models
11:15 AM: All three motorcycles, the new Hero Splendour, Hero Passion Pro and Hero Passion XPro will be available in five different colours.
11:09 AM: New Hero Passion XPro will have a sharper new design with twin pilot lamps and LED tail lamp. It will feature i3s technology and an analogue speedo. The new Passion XPro will have dual tone mirrors and an optional tyre hugger.
11:05 AM: New Hero Passion Pro will feature Hero's in-house iSmart 110cc engine, which will produce 12% more power and 12% more torque compared to previous model. In terms of styling, the new Passion Pro will have a redesigned fuel tank and new tail lamp. Customers can also opt for a mobile phone charger.
11:00 AM: The new Hero Super Splendour has been unveiled. It will share its engine with Hero Glamour and Hero says that the Super Splendour will now deliver 27 percent more power and 6 percent more torque.
10:55 AM: With new engines and technology still some time away for commuter motorcycles for Hero MotoCorp, these new motorcycles will need to be priced and marketed aggressively to keep competition at bay.
10: 45 AM: The Splendor and Passion brands have always been critically important for Hero MotoCorp's overall sales. Although the new versions of these motorcycles launching today do not get extensive mechanical changes, the update should help them stay more relevant in the segment.
10:35 AM: The 2018 Hero Passion Pro will get cosmetic updates such as new graphics, new taillamps and new rear mudguard.Also, the Passion Pro gets chrome plated exhausts.
10:30 AM: Dimensionally, 2018 Hero Passion XPro measures 2,005mm in length, 765mm wide and 1,115mm in height. It gets a wheelbase of 1,265mm and has a ground clearance of 170mm.
10:25 AM: The 2018 Hero Passion XPro is powered by a 110cc engine and comes mated to a four-speed transmission.The commuter motorcycle comes fitted with 130mm drum brakes at both ends and gets a 240mm front disc brake optional
10:20 AM: The braking duties on 2018 Hero Super Splendor are taken care of with the help of 130mm drum brakes at rear and front end. The motorcycle comes equipped with the company's patented i3s technology that helps in giving a better fuel economy.
10:15 AM: The new 2018 Hero Super Splendor is also expected to see no major revisions to the power and torque figures. The 124.7cc engine on the motorcycle currently produces respective power and torque of 9 hp and 10.35 Nm. Gearbox on this one is a four-speed unit.
10:10 AM: The Hero Passion Pro currently comes equipped with a 97.2cc engine that is good for churning out a maximum power output of 8 hp along with a peak torque of 8 Nm. Expect these figures to remain unchanged in the new model as well. Gearbox will be a four-speed unit.
10:05 AM: The 2018 Hero Super Splendor will feature a digital-analog instrument cluster. The set up is expected to receive some slight changes in comparison to the previous model. Having said that, expect a slight change in design or layout.
10:00 AM: In terms of chassis and cycle parts, the three motorcycles will most likely see no changes. An optional front disc brake is expected to come as an option in all the three bikes.
09:55 AM: The new 2018 Passion XPro is expected to receive the biggest update out of the three bikes here. This is due to the fact that the motorcycle was discontinued early this year and hence, Hero MotoCorp would want to give the bike a solid comeback.
09:50 AM: The 2018 Hero Super Splendor is expected to come with new graphics along with some added features. The engine will most likely churn out the same power and torque figures of 9 hp and 10.35 Nm just like the previous model.
09:45 AM: The Hero Passion Pro comes with the smallest 97.2cc engine out of the three. The Passion XPro has a slightly bigger engine at 110cc. Last, the Super Splendor is the most powerful of the three here as it has a 125cc motor.
09:40 AM: The much-awaited Hero Xtreme 200S will be launched at a later stage. The 200cc streetfighter will not make its presence felt today, contrary to the fact that some of the websites are claiming.
09:35 AM: Under i3s or iSmart technology, the engine of the motorcycle automatically shuts down when the gearbox is engaged in neutral and the motor is at idle for 5 seconds. This is done in order to extract better fuel efficiency from the engine.
09:30 AM: All three motorcycles will most likely come with the company's patented i3s technology for fuel saving. The said technology is already present in many of the company's models right now.
09:00 AM: The new 2018 Hero Passion XPro will make its comeback as the motorcycle was discontinued in mid this year. Besides retiring the Passion XPro, Hero MotoCorp axed six more models from its India line up as it was using the technology from its former partner Honda in most of them and hence, had to pay the royalty to the Japanese manufacturer.
08:30 AM: The 2018 Hero Super Splendor, Passion XPro and Passion Pro will see some cosmetic changes and some added features are also expected to be on offer. Expect fresh graphics along with some new style updates. Mechanically, there should be no major updates.
08:00 AM: The prices of the three motorcycles are expected to be slightly different in comparison to the outgoing models. What remains to be seen is what interesting updates the manufacturer gives to the bikes and these will be just cosmetic updates.