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About Hero Splendor Plus

The Splendor has made a lasting impression in the market with a no-nonsense design, bullet-proof build quality, and commendable fuel efficiency. With prices starting at ₹ 45,850 (Ex-showroom Delhi) and a mileage of more than 70 kmpl, Splendor has become the household name when it comes to frugal commuters. The 100cc engine churns out a modest 8.2 Bhp of power and 8 Nm of torque which is adequate for city commuting. It also features optional alloy wheels. TVS Star Sport and Bajaj Platina are some of the other contenders in the 100cc commuter segment. The bike is available in 9 different colours

Latest On Hero Splendor Plus

Hero MotoCorp also announced that the new GST tax has reduced prices for its two-wheelers ranging from Rs 400 to Rs 1,800 for its mass market two-wheelers depending on the state of purchase and model.The successor to the first fuel efficiency king of motorcycles in India – the Hero Honda CD 100, the Hero Splendor has gone on to become one of the largest selling two wheelers in the world and create a worthy name for itself in the commuter class motorcycle segment. Launched first in 1994, the Hero Splendor was renamed the Splendor+ in 2004 with some minor changes.

The Splendor today is available in several variants and models, and the Splendor Plus has more or less retained the looks of the original Splendor. The overall design language remains the same, but the Splendor Plus has a few subtle changes – a new sleek headlamp, changed graphics and alloy wheels offered as an option.

The instrument panel also looks as the same twin-pod unit of the old Splendor, with an analog speedometer and odometer on the left one and fuel gauge and other tell tale lights on the right. Overall, the Splendor’s looks haven’t changed much and some would call it outdated even. But it’s a familiar 100cc motorcycle and gives it an ubiquitous yet unmistakable appearance of a sturdy, reliable and fuel efficient 100cc bike.

In terms of specifications, the engine is the same 97.2cc air-cooled, four stroke single cylinder unit which makes 7.5PS of power at 8000rpm and maximum torque of 7.95Nm at 5,000rpm. Not earth-shattering figures, but par for the course for similar kind of 100cc fuel-efficient bikes. Ergonomics are commuter friendly and the simple suspension set up of telescopic fork at the front and hydraulic shocks at the rear is reliable and does its job well.

Priced competitively in its segment, the Splendor Plus still continues to be a favourite, just because of its refined, low maintenance engine and superb value for money proposition. This is one 100cc bike which continues to sell in respectable numbers due to its price and mileage and is a sought after bike in the 100cc commuter segment.

Hero Splendor Plus Mileage

The claimed ARAI mileage for the Hero Splendor Plus petrol is 80 kmpl.

Editor's View of Hero Splendor Plus

  • Upside

    Reliable mechanicals, Hero service network

  • Downside

    Performance, new age feel

  • Our Verdict

    The same old Splendor, in the same old clothes. Only the clothes now have new colours and few more adornments (read stickers). Only makes sense if you are risk averse and want the same bike your uncle rode.

Hero Splendor Plus Colours

  • Silver
  • Candy Red
  • Granite Blue
  • Black With Silver
  • Black With Purple Silver
  • Black With Purple Red
  • Black With Purple
  • Palace Maroon
  • High Granite Blue
  • Excellent Blue
  • Cloud Silver
  • Black With Purple
  • Palace Maroon
  • Cloud Silver
  • Candy Red
  • Black With Purple

Hero Splendor Plus Highlights

Design and Features

Not much has changed in terms of styling. The Super Splendor still carries forward the age-old design it’s famous for. To add a touch of modernity, it sports a clear lens headlight, optional 5-spoke alloy wheels and an optional electric starter for convenience. It also gets a new set of graphics for some much needed freshness. The instrument cluster includes two analogue pods in white, one displaying fuel and the other showcasing a speedometer, odometer and tripmeter.

Specifications

The proven and tested 97.2cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine produces 8.36PS of power at 8000rpm and 8.05Nm of torque at 5000rpm, and comes mated to a four-speed gearbox. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic forks at the front and hydraulic twin shock absorbers at the rear. Braking is taken care of by a 130mm drum brake at the front and a 110mm drum at the rear.

Competitors

Bajaj CT 100: The Bajaj CT 100 also comes in three variants: the CT 100B with a round headlight, kickstarter and spoke wheels. Then there is the CT 100KS, which is a more upmarket variant with a headlight cowl, plastic body panels encompassing the tail light, alloy wheels and a kickstarter; and finally the CT 100ES with all the goodness of the KS and an electric starter for convenience. On the performance and features front the CT100 range is at par with the Splendor Plus range. The CT 100 is an entry-level motorcycle from Bajaj and has also made a name for itself over the years. But its strong point here is its pricing. It’s the most affordable here, with a starting price of just Rs 33,715.

TVS Sport: The TVS Sport also comes with a similar range offering as the Bajaj and Hero bikes. It may not be the most powerful here but it looks a lot more upmarket than the two, with the alloys and engine finished in black. The headlight also comes with pilot lamps and an “eco meter” to help you keep your riding style in check. It is also the second most affordable bike here, with prices starting from Rs 38,513.

Yamaha Saluto RX: Unlike others, the Saluto RX is available in only one variant: the top end, which includes all features available on the top end variants that other manufacturers are offering. It is also the most sporty looking of the lot, with sharp design lines. However, Yamaha has not been able to garner the kind of following that other models in this lineup hold. That said, it does come across as a promising bike to opt for, especially with the improving mileage of Yamaha offerings and its expanding dealer network.

ZigSays

The Hero Splendor Plus has been one of, if not the, most iconic motorcycles in India. The motorcycle has, over the years, proved its worth by being the reliable motorcycle that it is. However, with Honda no more in the picture, we are quite curious to know how the model sustains in the coming years, especially with the growing competition. Out of the models mentioned here, the Bajaj makes for a good choice if you are on a budget. But if you are looking for a motorcycle apart from the Hero Splendor Plus, we recommend you to look at the TVS Sport, which offers a lot more premiumness and features while just being marginally more expensive than the Bajaj.

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Hero Splendor Plus User Reviews

4.1 /5
(Based on 211 ratings)
  • Mileage
    4.4
  • Performance
    4.2
  • Features & Styling
    3.7
  • Comfort
    3.9
  • Maintenance Cost
    4.3
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Meghraj_Soni
Meghraj_Soni 11 hours ago 5.0

Good Looking bike

Uses this bike for : Daily Commute
Gets mileage of : 65 kmpl
Shriprakash_Chaube
Shriprakash_.. 21 Jan 2019 4.2

I am using Hero Honda Splendor model of 1997

Uses this bike for : Daily Commute
Gets mileage of : 60 kmpl
Mamta_Dwivedi
Mamta_Dwivedi 20 Jan 2019 3.8

It's good. And I like it

Uses this bike for : Daily Commute
Gets mileage of : 24 kmpl
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