Hero Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 vs Splendor Plus Xtec: Differences Explained

  • May 31, 2024
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We take a detailed look at the differences between the Hero Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 and its predecessor

Celebrating the Splendor’s 30th anniversary, Hero MotoCorp launched the Hero Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0. But, how different is it compared to the Hero Splendor Plus Xtec? Let’s take a look: 

What Are The Differences?

The headlight design along with the headlight cowl has remained unchanged compared to that of the outgoing model. But internally, the Hero Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 gets a LED headlight with H-shaped DRLs instead of the halogen unit with an offset DRL on the predecessor. This makes it the only 100cc bike in India to get a full-LED headlight. Also, the Xtec 2.0 gets a new H-shaped tail light. The other new feature is the hazard lights along with a dedicated switch. 

Lastly, the Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 gets updated graphics along with new dual-tone colour options: Matte Grey, Gloss Black and Gloss Red. The first-gen Xtec has four colour options: Black Sparking Blue, Black Tornado Grey, Red Black and Pearl Fadeless White. 

So, when it comes to the price tag, the Hero Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 is priced at Rs 82,911, which is Rs 3,00 more expensive than the previous Xtec, which is priced at Rs 79,911 (ex-showroom, Delhi). 

What’s Left Unchanged?

Splendor Plus Xtec Engine Specs


97.2cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected

Peak Power

7.9PS at 8000rpm

Maximum Torque

8.05Nm at 6000rpm



Mechanically, Hero MotoCorp has kept the bike unchanged. It is powered by the same engine as before, with i3s (Idle Stop Start System) technology. This tech helps in increasing mileage by shutting off the engine when it idles in traffic for more than 5 seconds. The engine then comes back to life with the simple pull of the clutch lever. Do note the gear should be in neutral for this feature to work. 

The bike offers a claimed mileage of 73kmpl, with a fuel tank capacity of 9.8 litres. The suspension setup consists of a telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers with 5-step preload adjustability while braking duties are taken care of by 130mm drum brakes at both ends with CBS (Combined Braking System) as standard. 

It rolls on 80-section tubeless tyres with 18-inch wheels at both ends. It has a ground clearance of 165mm and a kerb weight of 112kg. The commuter bike is equipped with a full-LCD instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity for call & SMS alerts and phone battery level status. The console shows real-time mileage indicator, side-stand indicator, speedometer, odometer, trip meter and low fuel indicator. Also, the bike gets a bank-angle sensor which shuts off the engine in case of a fall. There’s a side-stand engine cut-off feature too (prevents the engine from starting if the stand is down) and a USB charging port on the left side of the instrument cluster. Its rivals are the Hero Passion Plus, Honda Shine 100 and the TVS Radeon.

Hero Splendor Plus XTEC
Hero Splendor Plus XTEC
Rs. 79,911
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