Breaking: India’s Best-selling Bike Gets Smarter

The newly launched Hero Splendor Plus Xtec variants come with several segment-first features, including Bluetooth connectivity, real-time mileage indicator & more!

Hero Splendor Plus Xtec Launched

In a surprise move, Hero MotoCorp has launched the iconic Splendor Plus in its smartest avatar, the Xtec. It’s no secret that the Splendor is extremely practical, trusted by lakhs of Indians. However, now, the bike offers even better value for money with the introduction of several new features.

What’s The Price? Who Are Its Rivals?

The new 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. The Hero Splendor Plus Xtec takes on the Bajaj CT110, Honda CD110 Dream, TVS Radeon and TVS Sport. Interestingly, Hero is the only Indian bikemaker to offer 100cc motorcycles at the moment.

What’s New?

This bike gets an 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.

From a safety perspective, the bike gets a side stand alert, 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.

Hero Splendor Plus Xtec Launched

What’s Unchanged?

The new Splendor continues to get the same 97.2cc single cylinder engine producing 7.9PS and 8.05Nm. It also gets the i3S (Idle Stop Start) system to aid fuel efficiency. Underpinnings have remained the same too, including the front and rear suspension, and drum brakes at both ends.


The Hero Splendor has been India’s highest selling bike, and it has been a part of almost every Indian biker’s riding journey. With a cult like status, it is promising to see Hero integrate modern technology on an otherwise unchanged bike. Any major changes to the Splendor might cause the bike to lose its identity, and the Splendor Plus Xtec is proof that a bike can have modern features while retaining its old school charm.


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