Hero has launched the BS6-compliant Passion Pro for Rs 64,990. Available in two variants – Self-drum alloy and Self-disc alloy – the new commuter bike’s prices go up to Rs 67,190. Compared to the outgoing Passion Pro, prices have increased by Rs 6,740 for the entry-level variant and by Rs 6,290 for the top-spec disc brake-equipped version.
One of the major reasons for this hike in price is the new BS6-compliant engine. The 113.2cc, single-cylinder engine comes with fuel-injection, which has seen outputs change to 9.15hp at 7,500rpm and 9.79Nm of torque at 5,000rpm. Like other Hero bikes, the Passion Pro comes with the brand’s idle start-stop system to maximise fuel efficiency, with the brand claiming a 5 percent increase in mileage.
The Hero Passion Pro now has a new diamond frame that is said to have cut down on the bike’s kerb weight. Less weight will mean better performance as well as more efficiency. Hero also claims that front suspension travel has increased by 14 percent, rear suspension travel by 10 percent, and ground clearance has gone up by 9 percent.
Further justifying the increase in prices are the inclusion of a part-digital instrument cluster with a real-time mileage indicator and the option of four new colours – Sports Red, Techno Blue, Moon Yellow and Glaze Black.