World’s largest automaker, Hero MotoCorp has just launched the new Hero Super Splendor 2018 model with iSmart technology. The new version of the company’s popular 125cc commuter features a new design, fresh graphics amongst other changes. It may be noted here that the commuter segment has been the most profitable section of the market for Hero MotoCorp so far. Hence, for now, the company is focussed on coming up with new commuter bikes rather than launching premium motorcycles. It has even come to light that the company has decided to drop all plans of launching the Hero HX250R.
While the earlier Super Splendor had an ex-showroom price of Rs 56,215, the new 2018 model will definitely cost more. Prices are yet to be announced but the updated styling, along with new features like the i3S, should justify the price premium. The new 2018 model of the Super Splendor will lock its horns with the Honda CB Shine, Bajaj Discover 125, Bajaj V12 and Yamaha Saluto.
|2018 Hero Super Splendor iSmart 125||Specifications|
|Engine||Air cooled, 4 – stroke single cylinder OHC Displacement|
|Power Output||11.4 PS @ 7,500 RPM|
|Torque Output||11 Nm @ 6,000 RPM|
|Ignition||Kick Start / Self Start Ignition|
|Ignition Type||DC – Digital CDI|
|Clutch||Multi Plate Wet Gearbox|
|Gearbox||4 Speed Constant Mesh|
|Chassis||Tubular Double Cradle Type|
Driving the 2018 Super Splendor iSmart 125 is a 124.7 cc single-cylinder engine that now makes 27% higher power and 6% more torque. Peak power is rated at 11.4 PS @ 7,500 RPM and the peak torque is rated at 11 Nm @ 6,000 RPM. The motor comes mated to a four-speed transmission and features the latest iSmart technology. The iSmart is like the micro-hybrid system of Maruti Suzuki wherein the bike would automatically switch the ignition off when the rider stops at a signal or the bike is idle, furthermore, the engine stirs back to life as soon as the rider engages the clutch lever. This system helps conserve fuel and enhances the bike’s fuel economy. Expect the new 2018 Super Splendor to return a fuel economy of around 80kmpl.
The 2018 Super Splendor comes equipped with telescopic forks in the front. The rear gets 5-step adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers. Stopping power comes from 130 mm drum brakes at both ends. Details of the disc brake variant are not available yet and we will update them as soon as we get official confirmation.
The 2018 Hero MotoCorp Super Splendor iSmart 125 features new body graphics and paint scheme. The 3D sporty graphics start at the headlamp unit and stretch to the entire length of the bike. The font, size and placement of the badges remain the same with the bold ‘Super Splendor’ badge adorning the tank. The blue and silver graphics scheme looks a tad bit more appealing than that on the outgoing model. The seat is now longer and wider for added comfort. The new Hero Super Splendor gets a semi-digital instrument console. The new Hero Super Splendor is available in five colours-
Stay tuned for prices of the new Hero Super Splendor 2018 model.
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