Hero MotoCorp launched the long awaited Splendor iSmart 110 in India priced at 53,300 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The bike is the second iSmart bike to come from the homegrown two-wheeler manufacturers stable and the first motorcycle to be launched by Hero that has been developed by its engineers in-house after deciding to go different ways with Honda. As the name suggests, the new Splendor iSmart is powered by a new and larger 110cc engine offering increased power output.
The USP of the motorcycle is that it comes with Hero’s i3S technology (i3S standing for Idle Start Stop System). This means that the engine shuts itself down after 10 seconds in neutral. To restart the engine, all one needs to do is pull the clutch and the motor will come alive again.
This helps the motorcycle to improve the efficiency of the engine. The design itself is not very different from the current-gen Splendor but has an appealing sense of style. It is powered by an 110cc unit which produces 8.9bhp and 9Nm of peak torque. The engine will be linked to a 4-speed gearbox. The Splendor iSmart 110 will deliver a mileage of about 68km/l.