Hero Splendor iSmart is a distinct improvement on its largest selling Splendor.
The reputation of Hero Splendor remains untarnished to this day and it remains India’s number one selling two-wheeler. Hero MotoCorp has now taken a step forward to launch the new Hero Splendor iSmart. And it has already started making waves in the market.
The new Hero Splendor iSmart, built on a Tubular Double Cradle Frame type chassis, has some firsts to its name – the new and stylish graphics on its body which gives it a distinctive look and self-start facility that adds to the convenience. However, the most eye-grabbing feature of this bike is i3S technology (Idle Start and Stop System). This technology saves fuel by automatically turning off the engine while idling and turns it back on when required. This adds to the high fuel economy of this bike and also helps in curbing air pollution by controlling exhaust emissions. In addition, it features dual-toned livery, a wide and comfortable seat, stylish new rear grab handles, 18-inch alloy wheels, a simple headlamp with cowl, nicely placed handlebar with black-coloured rear view mirrors, brake light at rear with indicators.
The console is fully analogue and feels a bit outdated with an analogue speedometer, odometer and an analogue fuel gauge. The three indicator lights are standard.
The 97.2cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled, Digital CDI, OHC-based engine provides a maximum power of 7.7 BHP at 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 8.04 Nm at 4500 rpm, giving it enough power to counter its rivals. It has a 4-speed gearbox transmission. The i3S technology ensures a better mileage.
The ride and handling of Hero Splendor iSmart is smooth and comfortable. The bike negotiates city traffic and uneven terrain most efficiently. Its suspension and braking systems are efficient and make it stable and secure. The extended wheelbase provides extra stability.
The bike gives an astounding mileage of 92 kmpl in the city and more on highways.
The Comfort and Safety:
The Internal Expanding Shoe-type Drum Brakes of 130mm diameter at front and 110mm diameter at rear give this bike awesome stopping power. The suspension system consisting of Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers at front and Swing Arm-type Shock Absorbers at the rear give the bike superb stability.
The bike is available in six exciting colours: Sports red, Leaf green, Excellent blue, Heavy Grey, Red & Black and Silver & Black.
There are two variants of the bike and are priced differently. Self Drum Spoke with electric start and drum brake is priced at Rs. 48,004 and Self Drum Alloy with electric start and drum brake costs Rs. 49,014
The new Hero Splendor iSmart is an improved version of the regular Splendor, but the changes are not cosmetic. Not only is there a great combination of new features, but the fuel saving i3S technology is an outright winner. In terms of styling, fuel efficiency and performance this bike is hard to match. Hero is known for producing quality and economical bikes in India. Hero is proudly serving millions of its customers in India with almost full satisfaction in terms of performance, riding experience and last but not least durability of its bikes. Go for this bike with all your confidence. It is surely the best one by Hero. Go for it.
It is highly advisable to wear all the safety gears while riding on roads. Safety should be given utmost importance while riding. A safer rider is very important. Make sure you have it.