This bike was born in the form of Hero Honda Splendor back in 1994. Over two decades later this bike is still here and going strong. Probably this could be matched with the wrestling career of the Undertaker. This bike was the successor to the CD 100. And I feel it has created a fan following of its own. Some vehicles become became a brand on their own and that is what the Hero Splendor+ has managed to do. Now 23 years later this bike is still being made by Hero as their split from Honda, so let us have a look at what the latest iteration of this bike has to offer.
Hero Splendor+ Price
|New Delhi||INR 53,240|
At this price point, the Hero Splendor+ is a bike craved for daily commute. Whether it is the urban or rural areas of India, this is a good option, especially for Tier II and III cities.
Hero Splendor+ Dimensions
Hero Splendor+ Design
The basic design for the Splendor+ has remained unchanged for two decades. The headlamp has gotten a bit bigger and now has an arc on the sides along with a clear case. The spoke wheels are now gone and have given way for new alloys. The rear still sports the big square tail lamp but is much bigger and protruding now. The bike now even gets AHO (auto-headlamp on)
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Hero Splendor+ Specifications
|Power||8.20bhp @ 8000 rpm|
|Torque||8.05Nm @ 5000 rpm|
For just a 97cc bike the Splendor+ generates a generous 8 bhp. This is more than enough for the daily commute. This is one of the toughest, most durable bike ever made. If you own this you literally have a living legend. The engine now has BS-IV emissions.
Hero Splendor+ Mileage and Top Speed
Hero is claiming a mileage of 81 km/l and a top speed of 87 km/hr. How hero has manages both is s secret only they know. The kind of fuel efficiency only feels like “maa ka aashirwad”! If anything more you would feel the bike runs on solar energy. The Splendor+ has a 11 litre tank. Even if we consider the efficiency of 70 kmpl that is approx 700 km range on one tank, almost two months of daily commute if not more.
Hero Splendor+ Colours
The colours available for the Splendor+ are Candy Red, High Granite Blue, Cloud Silver, Palace Maroon, Black with Silver, Black with Purple Silver, Black with Purple, Black with Purple Red and lastly Excellent Blue. The Black with Purple red is the colour the Splendor+ was launched with back in the day.
Hero Splendor+ Ride and Handling
This bike was one of the reasons people started their daily commute. Light, affordable, excellent suspension, godly mileage, easy to maintain and on the pocket. I feel the seats and riding posture is still one of the best I have ever seen. To top it up robust like a tank. There are people still using the very 1st generation Splendor and are extremely satisfied. That is even passed the shelf life provided by the Indian RTO. This was a bike I learnt to ride on and it’s the simple basics of the bike that make you admire it.