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New Hero Splendor Plus Xtec: All You Need To Know


With a legacy spanning more than two decades in India, the Hero Splendor is still ruling the roost thanks to its simplicity, and here’s everything you need to know about the latest tech-savvy iteration

Splendor Plus Xtec All You Need To Know

Since its inception in April 1994, the Hero Splendor has evolved to become one of the most popular motorcycles in the country. Hero has had stupendous success with each of the previous versions of the Splendor, which has been the best-selling motorcycles for several years. Now, it has become much smarter, here’s all you need to know about the new Hero Splendor Plus Xtec.

Tech-savvy Features

While Hero is the only Indian bikemaker to offer 100cc motorcycles at the moment, it has still given modern updates to the Splendor Plus Xtec. These features include a segment-first all-digital display with Bluetooth connectivity that provides incoming and missed call alerts, message alerts, two trip meters, real time mileage indicator and low fuel indicator. It also gets an integrated USB charging port.

Keeping safety in mind, the bike gets a side-stand alert and side-stand engine cutoff and also features a bank-angle sensor that cuts off the engine during a fall. The bike also gets an LED DRL along with refreshed graphics coupled with four new colour schemes, namely Sparkling Beta Blue, Canvas Black, Tornado Grey and Pearl White.

Splendor Plus Xtec All You Need To Know

Same Old Powertrain And Foundations

The Splendor Plus Xtec gets the same 97.2cc single cylinder engine producing 7.9PS and 8.05Nm, which also powers all the other variants of the Splendor Plus. It also gets the i3S (Idle Stop Start) system to aid fuel efficiency. Underpinnings include a front telescopic suspension coupled to dual rear shocks, found on all variants of the Splendor. Braking duties are shared by 130mm drum brakes at both ends. The bike gets 18 inch wheels which are wrapped with 80/100 tyres at both ends.

Pricing And Rivals

The Hero Splendor Plus Xtec is priced at Rs 72,900 (ex-showroom Delhi), which makes it Rs 2,200 more expensive than the self-start i3S variant. Here’s the full price list:

Variant

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Splendor Plus

Rs 69,380

Splendor Plus i3S

Rs 70,700

Splendor Plus i3S Matt Shield Gold

Rs 71,700

Splendor Plus i3S Xtec

Rs 72,900

The closest rival is the TVS Radeon, which comes with a similar design language. However, the disc brake-equipped variant costs just Rs 1,166 more than the Splendor Plus Xtec and comes with a more powerful 110cc engine apart from offering better safety with the front disc brake. Other notable rivals include the Bajaj CT110 (Rs 65,453), Honda CD110 Dream (Rs 69,251), and TVS Sport (Rs 66,493).

 

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