2018 Hero Passion Pro gets notable design updates and is offered with new features and more power
The leading motorcycle manufacturer in the country has long been exploring ways to enter into the highly lucrative entry-level premium segments in India. However, it has not forgotten the ‘cherry in the cake’ as the commuter mass market segments have made the brand what it is today through the years with bullet-proof reliability and affordable servicing.
We told you about the introduction of a new Passion Pro more than a couple of months back and even showed pictures from the unveiling event before anybody else. It has now finally been launched in the country with several changes to boast about.
The latest three new models – Pro, XPro and Super Splendor iSmart 125 – will play pivotal role in Hero’s aim of selling 100 million motorcycles overall by the end of this decade. Hero currently has over 50 percent share in the domestic motorcycle market and a staggering over 75 percent in the 100-110 cc segment. Here is everything you need to know about the 2018 Hero Passion Pro:
2018 Hero Passion Pro India Price
|2018 Hero Passion Pro Price||Rs. 53,189|
Hero MotoCorp has launched the 2018 Passion Pro i3S in India and the two-wheeler manufacturer began dispatching the model from January itself. The motorcycle has been introduced alongside other two models – new Passion XPro and updated Hero Super Splendor. Front disc is offered as an option.
2018 Hero Passion Pro Engine and Specifications
|Engine||109.15 cc single-cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled iSmart engine|
|Power||9.3 bhp at 7,500 rpm|
|Torque||9 Nm at 5,500 rpm|
|Transmission||Four-Speed Constant Mesh|
Biggest change in the new 2018 Hero Passion Pro i3S is the engine. This motorcycle’s old 97.2 cc engine comes replaced with the same 110 cc engine that works in Hero Splendor iSmart and the resurrected XPro.
The 109.15 cc single cylinder, air cooled engine is mated to a 4-speed transmission and it is capable of churning out 9.3 bhp of peak power at 7,500 rpm and 9 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. The brand claims 12 percent increase in power compared to the old model.
2018 Hero Passion Pro Mileage
|2018 Hero Passion Pro Mileage||Around 80 kmpl|
This engine is capable of returning around 80 kmpl of impressive mileage. The same 109.2 cc engine has been introduced in the Hero Passion XPro as well. Alongside the new tried and tested bigger engine, Hero’s fuel saving iSmart technology is also there that enhances appeal of the motorcycle.
2018 Hero Passion Pro Colours
The updated Passion Pro is made available in five metallic colours namely Sports red, Black monotone, Force silver metallic, Heavy grey and Frost blue.
2018 Hero Passion Pro Design
In terms of design, the motorcycle appears almost similar to the outgoing Passion Pro i3S. However, the taillight has been updated in the new model. Apart from that, subtly update graphics and new turn indicators are also there along with new rear mudguard. It borrows the exhaust from Hero Super Splendor, but adds chrome plating on it.
Speaking about the iSmart technology that is also known as i3S, it comes as a smart start-stop function. In case the engine is idle, the technology kills power and stops engine. The engine can be started with just pressing clutch. This way, the technology not only saves precious fuel, but helps in reducing emission as well.
2018 Hero Passion Pro Tyres, Brakes And Suspension
|Brake||130 mm drum front and rear (front disc optional)|
|Suspension||telescopic hydraulic shock absorber front and swing arm with hydraulic shock absorber at the rear|
|Tyres||18-inch front and rear tubeless|
The 2018 Hero Passion Pro i3S will be available in both disc and drum brake versions. The drum brake equipped variant gets 130 mm drum brakes on both wheels, while the disc brake equipped model comes with a 240 mm front disc brake. On the suspension front, the motorcycle gets telescopic hydraulic shock absorber at front and swing arm with hydraulic shock absorber at rear.
Hero MotoCorp is the leader of the commuter segment for a very long time. Now with the new Passion Pro launched along with other models like Passion XPro and Super Splendor, the brand hopes to see a big boost in its sales.
2018 Hero Passion Pro Rivals
The 2018 Hero Passion Pro rivals the likes of TVS Victor, Honda Liva, Bajaj Discover 110 and Honda CD Dream.