Hero MotoCorp Begins Deliveries Of BS-VI Compliant Splendor iSmart

Indian two-wheeler manufacturer, Hero MotoCorp has begun deliveries for the all new Hero Splendor iSmart. The new motorcycle features a BS-VI compliant engine, and a fuel injection system.

Hero MotoCorp Begins Deliveries Of BS-VI Compliant Splendor iSmart

The recently launched Hero Splendor iSmart features a 113.2.cc engine that produces 9bhp of power and 9.89Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a five-speed gearbox. The motorcycle also features Hero's (i3S) Idle Start and Stop System.

Hero MotoCorp Begins Deliveries Of BS-VI Compliant Splendor iSmart

Hero MotoCorp claims that their recently launched Splendor iSmart offers better fuel efficiency, however, fuel economy ratings are unavailable at the moment. The company also says that the upgraded motor reduces (CO) Carbon Monoxide emission by 45 per cent, and (NOx) Nitrogen Oxide levels by 88 percent.

Hero MotoCorp Begins Deliveries Of BS-VI Compliant Splendor iSmart

The motorcycle features a revised chassis setup, and uses a diamond frame. The older, BS-IV models featured a tubular double cradle chassis. Hero MotoCorp has also increased the suspension travel and the wheelbase for better comfort and stability respectively.

Hero MotoCorp Begins Deliveries Of BS-VI Compliant Splendor iSmart

Styling upgrades include small tweaks to the body panels, and a new paint theme on the BS-VI model. The motorcycle continues to feature a halogen headlight and a semi-digital instrument cluster as seen on BS-VI models.

Hero MotoCorp Begins Deliveries Of BS-VI Compliant Splendor iSmart

Braking duties are now handled by drum brake at the front and the rear, and a 240mm disc at the front is available as an optional. The BS-VI compliant Splendor iSmart is available in three different colours - Sports Red & Black, Techno Blue & Black and Force Silver & Heavy Grey.

Hero MotoCorp Begins Deliveries Of BS-VI Compliant Splendor iSmart

The all new Splendor iSmart was the first BS-VI compliant motorcycle to be launched in the Indian markets. India Yamaha Motor recently updated its portfolio with the launch of BS-VI compliant FZ-FI and FZS-FI models. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India will unveils its first BS-VI model, the all new CB Shine, on 14 November.

Hero MotoCorp Begins Deliveries Of BS-VI Compliant Splendor iSmart

Thoughts About Hero Beginning Deliveries Of The All New Splendor iSmart

Good job by Hero MotoCorp. Hero understands that this segment is a volume game and has planned production and deliveries to meet demand. It is also good to see manufactureres offering better engines, and more features on commuter motorcycles. The new paint schemes are fashionable and we expect that to make the motorcycle a crowd favourite as well.

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Article Published On: Monday, November 11, 2019, 16:28 [IST]
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