The year of 2017 was a good one for Hero MotoCorp! While the company had just one launch in the Glamour 125, it managed to keep its market share intact and is still the largest selling two-wheeler brand in India. Now, the Splendor and the Passion brands from Hero are two of the biggest selling motorcycle models in India and it was only a prudent move from Hero to update its bread and butter models and therefore, the company revealed the 2018 models of the Passion Pro, Passion XPro and the Super Splendor. We had a chance to ride all three models briefly and here is our first impression of the 2018 Hero Super Splendor.
Quite a few bit to be honest. The new Super Splendor now gets the same 124.7 cc engine as the new-generation Glamour, which was developed by Hero at its Centre for Innovation and Technology in Jaipur (CIT). The other new additions are the new colour schemes, a new seat with a sportier design, new side panels and a new LED tail lamp as well. Overall, the bike does look fresher and more appealing than earlier, so yes! The changes are for the good we believe.
How about the performance?
There is enough pull in the bike to overtake slow-moving traffic and do it without a fuss. Like other 125 cc bikes, it does tend to get vibey in higher revs, but then that’s when you are pushing the bike. Filtering through traffic is easy and while doing so when you go up and down the gearbox, it is smooth and easily done. The Super Splendor is bike that goes about its duties without a fuss. Doing 30-40 kilometres every day it can do with effortless ease.
Hero hasn’t revealed the fuel economy figure of the Super Splendor yet, but we believe it to be in the region of 60 kmpl, which coupled with a 13 litre fuel tank, gives you a realistic range of 800 km on a full tank.
How is the handling, braking and ride quality?
What about features?
2018 hero super splendor(The 2018 Super Splendor is a basic, no frills 125 cc bike)
The 2018 Super Splendor is a bike that is Hero’s entry-level offering in the 125 cc segment. It is not high on features but it is dependable and will get the job done and keep getting it done for a long time. There is this inexplicable feel of solidity to all the Hero bikes, which we feel is a reason why Hero does so well in rural markets and so does the Super Splendor too. Hero will launch the 2018 Super Splendor next month and we expect the prices to be around the ₹ 55,000 mark, which will be less than that of the Glamour and also undercut its rivals such as the Bajaj V12 and the Honda CB Shine.