India's two wheeler market leader, Hero
MotoCorp launched the new Splendor iSmart 110 for an ex-showroom Delhi price of
Rs. 53,300. The bike was first unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo and has been designed
indigenously by the company's R&D centre. The company currently has 65pc
market share thanks to the Splendor and Passion series of motorcycles and aims
to further improve its leadership position with the launch of the new Splendor
The Splendor iSmart features an i3S
technology which is like the start/ stop function which comes in a few smart
hybrid vehicles available in the market today. The Splendor iSmart will be
available with a drum brake variant and a more expensive disc brake variant.
The bike will be powered by a 110cc Torque on Demand, single cylinder,
air-cooled, 4-stroke engine which makes 9.2bhp at 7500rpm and 9Nm of torque at
5500rpm. The air cooled engine has been mated to a 4-speed constant mesh
transmission and also comes with self start and kick start options.
The new engine on the bike has low friction
levels and enhanced combustion making it a peppy motor which can go from
0-60kmph in just 7.45 seconds. The green technology on the Splendor iSmart 110
enables it to achieve a fuel efficiency figure of 68kms to the litre making it
more fuel efficient than most of its competitors. The bike also features an
aero dynamic design, a sporty front cowl, smart looking headlamps, a part
analogue - part digital instrument console and power start.
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