Hero Super Splendor BS6 Launched In India
The updated Super Splendor is now Rs 6,550 more expensive than before!
- The BS6 Super Splendor gets a 5-speed gearbox instead of the 4-speed unit seen on the older model.
- Torque is down by 0.4Nm compared to the older model.
- Hero claims that the suspension travel on both ends has been increased.
- It gets a minor cosmetic update as well.
After unveiling it a few weeks ago, Hero MotoCorp has finally launched the Super Splendor BS6 in India at Rs 67,300 (ex-showroom), making it around Rs 6,500 more expensive than its predecessor. From the image above, you can clearly see that the new Super Splendor has received a cosmetic update, but there are some mechanical changes as well.
First off, the engine. The BS6-compliant 124.7cc engine now belts out 11PS of power at 7500rpm and 10.6Nm of torque at 6000rpm. While the power remains similar to the BS4 model, peak torque has gone down by 0.4Nm. Transmission duties are handled by a new 5-speed gearbox instead of a 4-speed gearbox.
The underpinnings of the BS6 Super Splendor are similar to the BS4 model, but Hero claims that the suspension travel has been increased by 14 per cent at the front and 9 per cent at the rear. These small changes could affect its performance, but we will reserve our judgement until we get the motorcycle for a proper road test.
Here’s the official press release from the company:
HERO MOTOCORP FURTHER STRENGTHENS BS-VI LINE-UP WITH THE LAUNCH OF NEW SUPER SPLENDOR
Reiterating its commitment to an exciting and comprehensive BS-VI product portfolio, Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, today launched the iconic Super Splendor in its BS-VI version.
The launch of Super Splendor BS-VI follows the company’s recent BS-VI launches at the Hero World 2020 – the new Xtreme 160R, Passion Pro BS-VI and Glamour BS-VI. Prior to this, the Company had already introduced a series of BS-VI two-wheelers - the Splendor iSmart, Splendor+, HF Deluxe, Pleasure+ 110, Destini 125 and Maestro Edge 125 - in quick succession to be future ready with a compelling product portfolio.
The new Super Splendor BS-VI will be available at Hero MotoCorp showrooms across the country at the attractive prices* of Rs. 67,300 (Self-Drum Alloy wheel) and Rs. 70,800 (Self-Disc Alloy wheel).
The Company has already stopped production of all BS-IV products and is now manufacturing only BS-VI products.
With a smooth transition to BS-VI, Hero MotoCorp has reaffirmed its focus on providing premium, top-quality products to its customers, featuring superior and cleaner technology.
Commenting on the Super Splendor BS-VI, Malo Le Masson, Head – Global Product Planning, Hero MotoCorp, said, “The Super Splendor has remained one of the most popular motorcycles in India and we are sure this trend will get further strengthened with the new Super Splendor BS-VI. The motorcycle has been revamped to give it a distinct identity and make it more capable than ever. With this launch, almost our entire portfolio has now migrated to the new emission regime.”
THE NEW SUPER SPLENDOR BS-VI
More Capable than ever
The new Super Splendor comes with an all-new 125cc BS-VI Compliant Programmed Fuel Injection engine with XSens Technology, providing a superior ride experience to the customer. It delivers 19% more power - 10.73 BHP @ 7500 RPM and an impressive torque of 10.6 Nm @ 6000 RPM. The engine is mated to an all-new 5-Speed Gearbox offering a stress-free ride on the highways as well as in the city. The revolutionary i3S technology provides a convenient and an eco-friendly ride.
Superior Ride and Control
Underpinning the Super Splendor BS-VI is an all-new chassis which promises greater maneuverability and a plush ride. The rigid diamond frame combined with an increased suspension travel (Front: +15mm; 14% increase, Rear: +7.5mm/10% increase), class-leading 180mm ground clearance (+30mm; 20% higher) and a longer seat (+45mm) guarantee a comfortable ride over any road condition, for the rider as well as the pillion.
For the first time, in the BS-VI guise, the Super Splendor is also available with 240mm front Disc brakes in addition to the Drum brake variant. Combined with an 130mm rear drum brake and CBS technology it provides a safer ride. The 90/90-18" Rear Tyre provides a confident grip, all-day comfort with real road presence.
More Vibrant than ever
The Super Splendor BS-VI offers an elegant way of commuting with its Dual-Tone paint scheme, Bold Flowing lines, and distinct chrome elements. An all-new Metallic Nexus Blue colour variant adds vibrancy to the daily ride. The motorcycle is available in three more colour options: Glaze Black, Heavy Grey, and Candy Blazing Red.