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Hero Splendor Expert Review

Published On Sep 18, 2022 By Nishaad Joshi for Hero Splendor Plus

Let’s see if the workhorse is still relevant after almost three decades

Hero Splendor Plus Xtec

The Hero Splendor has been a favourite amongst Indians forever and it has helped the company rake in great sales figures, year after year. That said, after nearly three decades of endless service, is the Hero Splendor Plus still relevant in today's modern day and age? Let's find out: 

Launch Story

Hero Splendor Plus Xtec Launched

Hero launched the Splendor Plus Xtec variant in May 2022. The commuter boasts of a fully digital instrument console, bluetooth connectivity and many other segment-first features.

Hero Splendor Plus Explained

Hero Splendor Plus Xtec Variants Explained

Planning to get the Hero Splendor Plus but confused about which variant to go for? Here’s all you need to know about all the bikes in the Splendor Plus family.

Hero Splendor Plus Xtec Mileage

The Splendor Plus Xtec’s real-world mileage was incredibly impressive, both in the city and on the highway. Here’s how we achieved it. The Splendor Plus, in its Xtec avatar is loaded to the brim with features. If they confuse you, here we explain all of them in detail.

Dealership Arrival

Hero Splendor Plus Xtec Arrives At Dealerships

Shortly after its launch, the Splendor Plus started arriving at dealerships. Check it out here.

Photo Gallery

Hero Splendor Plus Xtec Photos

Here’s a closer look at the most feature-loaded Splendor yet.

Hero Splendor Plus Xtec Compared

Hero Splendor Plus Xtec vs Honda Activa 6G

We compared the mileage figures of the Hero Splendor Plus Xtec to the Activa 6G and here’s how it went.

Hero Splendor Plus Xtec vs TVS Radeon

We put the Hero Splendor Plus Xtec against its doppelganger (somewhat), the TVS Radeon in images. See how the commuters fared against each other.

Likes And Dislikes

Hero Splendor Plus Xtec Likes & Dislikes

We rode the Splendor Plus Xtec extensively and put it through its paces. Here are some things we liked about the bike and some things that we didn’t. You can also check out the review of the Splendor Plus Xtec in eight images.

5 Things You Need To Know Before Buying A Hero Splendor Plus Xtec

5 Things To Know Before Buying A Hero Splendor Plus Xtec

The Hero Splendor needs no introduction and has consistently been India’s best selling two-wheeler for several years. However, like every other product, the Splendor Plus Xtec has its share of pros and cons. Hence, we list the top five points that you must know about the Hero Splendor Plus Xtec, before finalising it as your next purchase.


Hero Splendor Plus Xtec Verdict

The Splendor Plus is definitely still a champion of the masses and we do see these new additions being welcomed by many. If you do not mind spending a bit extra for a few new features, this motorcycle will not disappoint. But, if you don’t mind giving the features a skip in favour of practical bits like disc brakes and ABS, you can maybe look somewhere else.

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