Hero Splendor Family Explained: Splendor Plus And Super Splendor

  • Jun 10, 2024
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A detailed look at all the Splendor models available currently and the differences between them

The Hero Splendor is easily one of the most iconic nameplates in Indian two-wheeler history. Over the years, the manufacturer has launched several motorcycles with this name tag. But, what bikes are currently available under the Splendor umbrella and how do they differ from each other?

Hero Splendor Plus 

Variants

Price

Hero Splendor Plus Drum Brake

Rs 75,441

Hero Splendor Plus i3S Drum Brake

Rs 76,786

Hero Splendor Plus i3S Drum Brake Black & Accent

Rs 76,786

Hero Splendor Plus i3S Matt Axis Grey

Rs 78,286

(all prices ex-showroom Delhi)

The Hero Splendor Plus Drum Brake is the base variant of the Splendor Plus and gets five colour options: Black Grey Stripe, Force Silver, Sports Red Black, Black Red Purple and Blue Black. These colour options are also available for the Splendor Plus i3S Drum Brake. The Force Silver colour option gets black alloy wheels and blacked-out engine components while the rest of the variants get silver-coloured alloy wheels and the engine components get a lighter coloured finish.

Except for the Splendor Plus Drum Brake variant, the rest of the variants get Hero’s i3S idle start-stop technology. If the bike is idling for more than a few seconds (say at a traffic signal), the i3S technology shuts down the engine and it can be turned back on by just pulling in the clutch lever. This technology is aimed at improving the bike’s mileage.  

Except for the Hero logo and the Splendor Plus and i3S badging on the side panels, the Splendor Plus i3S Drum Brake Black & Accent get a completely blacked-out treatment all over. There are no graphics on the bike at all. 

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The Splendor Plus i3S Matt Axis Grey gets a matte finish paint job with a stripe across the headlight cowl, special graphics on the fuel tank and “01” numbering on the side panels similar to that of  a racing bike. Also, it gets a regular single-piece alloy grab rail instead of the steel tube grab rail with an attached luggage rack in the rest of the variants.  

All the variants are powered by the same 97.2cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine producing 8.02PS and 8.05Nm and comes mated to a 4-speed gearbox. Suspension setup consists of a telescopic fork and 5-step preload adjustable twin shock absorbers. Braking duties are taken care of by 130mm drum brakes at both ends with CBS (Combined Braking System) as standard. They get a twin-pod analogue instrument console that shows speedometer, odometer, side-stand indicator, fuel gauge and other regular readouts. 

Hero Splendor Plus Xtec 

The Hero Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 is based on the Splendor Plus and apart from the features and colour options, both bikes are identical. The recently launched Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 is priced at Rs 82,911, while the Splendor Plus Xtec gets a price tag of Rs 79,911 (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The Splendor Plus Xtec gets 4 colour options: Black Sparkling Blue, Black Tornado Grey, Red Black and Pearl Fadeless White and the Xtec 2.0 model gets 3 colour options: Matte Grey, Gloss Black and Gloss Red. 

The Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 gets a new LED headlight with H-shaped DRLs, making it the only 100cc bike in India to get an LED headlight. It also gets hazard lights and new graphics. Compared to the Splendor Plus, the Xtec and the Xtec 2.0 gets a full-LCD instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity for call & SMS alerts and phone battery level status. Additionally, it gets a USB charging port as well. 

Hero Super Splendor

Variants

Price

Hero Super Splendor Drum Brake

Rs 80,848

Hero Super Splendor Disc Brake

Rs 84,748

(all prices ex-showroom Delhi)

The Hero Super Splendor is powered by a 124.7cc, single-cylinder engine producing 10.7PS and 10.6Nm and comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The suspension setup consists of a telescopic fork and 5-step preload adjustable twin shock absorbers. The only difference between the two sub-variants is that at the front, one gets a 240mm front disc brake while the other gets a 130mm drum brake. At the rear, both the sub-variants get 130mm drum brakes. 

In terms of features, the Super Splendor gets a semi-digital instrument console which shows speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, real-time mileage, trip meter and other regular readouts. It also gets Hero’s i3S technology, USB charging port and a side-stand indicator. The colour options available for the Super Splendor are: Black Silver Star, Metallic Nexus Blue, Candy Blazing Red, Black Sports Red and Black and Accent. 

Hero Super Splendor Xtec

Variants

Price

Hero Super Splendor Xtec Drum Brake

Rs 85,178

Hero Super Splendor Xtec Disc Brake

Rs 89,078

(all prices ex-showroom Delhi)

Similar to the Super Splendor, the difference between the Hero Super Splendor Xtec’s sub-variants is that the disc brake variant gets a 240mm front disc brake while the drum brake variant gets a 130mm front drum brake. Both sub-variants get a 130mm rear drum brake. 

The differences between the Super Splendor and the Super Splendor Xtec lie in their features list. The Super Splendor Xtec gets an LED headlight and a fully digital instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity for call and SMS alerts and phone battery level readout. The instrument console shows speedometer, odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, real-time mileage indicator and side-stand indicator readouts. Colour options include: Black, Matt Grey, Candy Blazing Red and Matt Nexus Blue. The rest of the bike is the same as the Super Splendor. 

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