Updated: Hero Splendor Pro Classic

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Hero MotoCorp has been launched the Hero Splendor Pro Classic without much fanfare across India. The Splendor Pro Classic is based on the popular Splendor commuter motorcycle but features cafe racer styling. The bike was first shown at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo and drew garnered quite a bit of interest from visitors. We had earlier reported that Hero would launch this bike and the Xtreme Sports in September 2014.

Hero is playing with the popularity of the cafe racer design which got a boost with the launch of the Royal Enfield Continental GT. Hero hopes that the Splendor’s popularity as a tough, frugal bike and the cafe racer design will attract a lot of customers. Details including the price, photos and specifications are as follows:

Hero Splendor Pro Classic Front Right Quarter

Price

The Hero Splendor Pro Classic is priced at Rs. 48,650 ex-showroom Delhi. This is Rs. 1000 more than the Splendor+ and almost the same as the Splendor Pro.

Styling

Hero Splendor Pro Classic Rear Right Quarter Low Angle

The Hero Splendor Pro Classic features many design elements that define what a cafe racer is. It gets circular headlamp, chrome mirror housing and stalks, mudguards, exhaust cover, spoke-wheels, a humped rear and simple rear-lights. A fatter rear tyre would have helped tremendously with the styling, but it is the way it is for fuel-efficiency. The stylist handlebars and two-pod instrument cluster also gives the Spledor Pro Classic a different look.

Specifications

Hero Splendor Pro Classic Rear Right Top Angle

The Splendor Pro Classics underpinnings remain the same as the other Splendor variants as far as the chassis, suspension, tyres etc. the engine has been tuned for a higher output. This means that it is powered by the familiar 97.2-cc engine, but it produces 8.25 BHP @ 7500 RPM (as compared to the regular Splendors’ 7.7 BHP @ 7000 RPM) and 8.05 Nm @ 5000 RPM (as compared to 8.04 Nm @ 4500 RPM of the regular bike) coupled to a 4-speed transmission. Looks like the Splendor Pro Classic will be better in terms of performance than the regular model, but not by much.

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The official launch is expected to be announced soon. Stay tuned.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. […] The Splendor Pro Classic can be called as the poor man’s cafe racer. The Pro Classic is essentially a Splendor Pro in a fancy suit. If nothing else, this bike ensures that you stand out amongst the gazillion commuters out on the roads. It also ensures you benefits from Splendor’s traditional strengths of high quality and reliability. The Splendor Pro Classic actually makes a lot of sense to those looking for an ultra fuel efficient and reliable commuter bike but something that doesn’t look dull like the Splendor’s std. model. READ MORE. . . . […]

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