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Hero Passion Pro Latest Updates
With the Splendor going great guns in the Indian market, Hero upped the ante by launching a more visually pleasing commuter motorcycle for the masses as the design of the popular bike was basic. For this purpose Hero introduced the Passion as its premium commuter two-wheeler offering. With a nice bikini fairing, sculpted fuel tank and snazzy graphics, the Passion was able to make a mark in the highly competitive market. Consumers who were looking for a bit of pizzazz went for the new bike and it soon became among the top selling motorcycles for Hero.
With passage of time, the country’s largest two-wheeler maker has updated the bike on regular intervals with cosmetic updates and also renamed it Passion Pro. Powering it is the same iconic 97.2cc motor as see on the Splendor. The air-cooled mill churns out 8.3PS at 8,000rpm and peak torque of 8Nm at 5,000rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear-wheel via a 4-speed gearbox. One of the key for the success of the Passion Pro is its powerplant that is almost bullet proof with respect to reliability and extremely frugal. The bike returns an overall fuel efficiency figure of above 70kmpl which is impressive. Apart from being frugal, the engine also very refined which adds to its appeal. Riding posture of the Hero Passion Pro is upright and commuterish which makes it comfortable. The long and flat seat makes the bike pillion friendly also. The double cradle frame is a straight lift from the Splendor which makes the motorcycle extremely nimble a trait that is a boon on traffic clogged streets. Braking duties are handled by drum brakes at front and rear which are suitable for the power on tap. Front disc brake though is an optional extra. With respect to suspension, the bike employs telescopic front forks and hydraulic shock at the back. Ride quality isn’t very plush but it does the job. The Hero Passion Pro is a good option for someone who needs a reliable work horse alongwith visual appeal. Also there is the added benefit of fuel efficiency and Hero’s massive dealer network spread and the fact that maintenance cost is amongst the lowest in the segment. So it isn’t surprising that almost 15 years from its launch the Passion Pro continues to be among the top five selling motorcycles in India.
Specifications Summary of Hero Passion Pro
|Mileage (ARAI) kmpl :||84 Kmpl|
|Fuel Type :||Petrol|
|Battery Type :||Maintenance Free|
|Engine Displacement (CC) :||97.2 cc|
|Brakes Front :||Drum|
|Power (PS@rpm) :||8.36 PS @ 8000 rpm|
|Kerb Weight :||107.1 Kg|
|Starting :||Kick and Self Start|
Hero Passion Pro Price
Hero Passion Pro prices start at Rs. 55,575 (Ex-Showroom). Hero Passion Pro is available in 1 variants and 8 colours.
Hero Passion Pro Variants Price List
Editor's View of Hero Passion Pro
Mileage, ergonomics, ride quality
One of the most popular motorcycle from the Hero line-up, the Passion Pro is a hit in rural as well as urban markets for its friendly styling matched by frugal engine.
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Hero Passion Pro Colours
Black With Sports Red
Black With Heavy Grey
Black With Forest Blue
Hero Passion Pro Highlights
Powering the motorcycle is the same 109.15cc air-cooled single-cylinder motor from the Hero Splendor iSmart, which is good for 9.5PS and 9Nm of power and torque respectively. Performance isn’t the forte of the motor, but it does score positively for its tractable nature. Hero has equipped the motorcycle with the same dual cradle frame as the Splendor iSmart. The telescopic forks and twin shock absorbers have also been tuned for improved handling. While the ride is a bit on the firmer side, it deals with potholes and bumps with relative ease. And yes, you do get an optional disc in the front.
Design and Features
Hero launched the updated Passion Pro in early 2018, with a host of updates. While it still maintains its commuter looks, it now gets a more muscular fuel tank with a flush-fitting cap and a redesigned tail lamp unit. The Passion Pro also gets a subtle graphics update. Feature-wise, it gets a semi-digital instrument cluster which houses the digital fuel gauge, tripmeter, an underseat mobile charging unit and a side-stand indicator. Additionally, it also comes with Hero’s i3S (idle start and stop system) tech as standard, which automatically switches off the engine after idling for over 5 seconds in neutral, and restarts the moment you pull the clutch.
Honda Dream Yuga: The Dream Yuga is affordable by around Rs 1,800 compared to the Passion Pro. However, it does lack in terms of overall power. Additionally, the Hero Passion Pro also gets an optional front disc brake, which we would’ve liked to see on the Dream Yuga as well.
Bajaj Discover 110: The Chakan-based company offers the Discover 110 with features like LED DRLs, semi-digital instrument cluster and CBS as standard while being affordable by a significant Rs 3,636 than the Hero offering. However, the Passion Pro makes more power than the Discover 110.
Yamaha Saluto RX: The Saluto RX is the most affordable offering here, undercutting the Hero motorcycle by Rs 4,270. However, for this price tag, you do trade in some power, a semi-digital instrument cluster and i3S system, which is a boon when it comes to extracting maximum fuel efficiency.
The Hero Passion Pro doesn’t stray away from its commuter genes, however, what separates it from its competition is some extra bit of modernities like the i3S system which helps in extracting maximum fuel efficiency.
Hero Passion Pro User Reviews
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Features & Styling3.7/5
Preferred For : Daily Commute
41% of users have given a rating of 4.5 and above
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Hero Passion Pro Mileage
|ARAI Claimed||84 Kmpl|
|User Reported||55 Kmpl|
Hero Passion Pro News
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Hero MotoCorp launched the updated Hero Passion pro with cosmetic updates at Rs 50,057 (ex-showroom Mumbai)Jun 16, 2015 | By Team ZigWheels