Hero MotoCorp has unveiled three new commuter bikes for the Indian market: the Hero Passion Pro, Hero Passion Xpro and the Hero Super Splendor. All three bikes are reportedly new, as claimed by the manufacturer, but still carry over names from previous Hero commuter bikes.
The newest iteration of the Hero Passion Pro gets the 110cc engine that is seen on the Hero Splendor iSmart 110. This 109.15cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine churns out 9.4PS of power and 9Nm of torque, Hero claims this is 12 per cent more power and torque than the previous iteration. The new Passion Pro comes with an updated taillight, AHO, side stand indicator, subtly updated graphics and new turn indicators along with a new rear mudguard. It carries the same exhaust from the Hero Super Splendor but adds chrome plating on it. The motorcycle will be available in both Disc and Drum variant, and in five different colours – Red, Black, Metallic Silver, Metallic Grey and Metallic Blue
Hero has also reintroduced the Hero Passion XPro for 2018 after it was discontinued in March this year. Featuring the same engine as the 2018 Passion Pro, the XPro features a sharp and edgy design with body graphics, LED tail light, AHO new exhaust and turn indicators along with a new digital-analogue meter. Also new is the i3S technology and an underseat USB charging port. The motorcycle will be available in both Disc and Drum variant. It is available in five different colours – Red and Black, Black and Red, Black with Blue, Black with Grey and silver with black.
Last but not the least, Hero has also updated the Super Splendor for 2018. However, these changes are only limited to the cosmetic front. This includes a new three-pod instrument cluster, new indicators, side stand indicator, AHO, and a redesigned centre cowl. Mechanically, the bike is still equipped with the same 124.7cc, single-cylinder engine. This engine produces 11.4PS of power and 11Nm of torque. The motorcycle will be available in both Disc and Drum variant. It is available in five different colours – Black with Purple graphics, Black with Red graphics, Black with Silver graphics, Red and Grey with Blue graphics
Hero has not announced the pricing of the motorcycle. However, the deliveries of the new motorcycles will commence sometime next month. In all possibility, the bikes will be launched before the 2018 Auto Expo.