Hero MotoCorp, today launched India’s first BS-VI compliant motorcycle the new Splendor iSmart priced at ₹64,900 ex Delhi. The Splendor iSmart is being launched in the market within a few months of Hero MotoCorp becoming the first two-wheeler manufacturer in the country to receive the BS-VI certificate from iCAT.
Unveiling the motorcycle here today, Malo Le Masson, Head – Global Product Planning, Hero MotoCorp, said, “The Splendor iSmart is a clear testimony to the immense progress we have made in scaling up our in-house R&D capabilities in a short span of time. This is the first BS-VI compliant motorcycle homologated in the country with a new engine family, and a new chassis design, completely designed and developed at our Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur. Conforming to stringent BS-VI emission norms, while improving the performance capabilities, style quotient and riding experience of the motorcycle is a remarkable feat. All these, under the successful Splendor franchise provide a highly appealing proposition for the customers. This marks the commencement of the transition of our product range to BS-VI norms.”
Sanjay Bhan, Head – Sales, After Sales and Parts, Hero MotoCorp, said, “The launch plan for our BS-VI products has been strategically developed keeping in mind the interest of our customers and the demographic dynamics of the market. The Splendor iSmart will be made available in a phased manner across the country as we steadily ramp-up production. The price of this motorcycle is a directional guidance of the price points of our upcoming BS-VI vehicles, which will be launched sequentially in the coming months. We will be rolling-out an exciting multimedia campaign for the new Splendor iSmart BS-VI to connect with our customers.”
In addition to featuring India’s first BS-VI compliant fuel injection 110cc single cylinder engine delivers 9 BHP @ 7500 RPM and an torque of 9.89 NM at 5500 RPM. The new motorcycle also offers additional 15mm of front suspension travel, 180mm of ground clearance and 36mm wheelbase, apart from improved fuel efficiency.
The all-new Splendour iSmart is available in three dual-tone colours – Techno Blue & Black, Sports Red & Black and Force Silver & Heavy Grey. The motorcycle is available in two variants – Self Drum Cast and Self Disc Cast (added BS-VI onwards).