Hero Splendor Plus XTEC Launched In India, Priced At Rs. 72,900

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Hero MotoCorp has launched Splendor Plus XTEC in India, featuring a digital instrument console with Bluetooth smartphone connectivity

The Hero Splendor range has seen the addition of a new model – Splendor Plus XTEC. The new model was teased by the homegrown two-wheeler manufacturer earlier this day, and it has surprisingly launched in the Indian market already, at a price of Rs. 72,900!

The new XTEC variant of Splendor Plus gets some additional equipment, including a full-digital instrument console. The system gets Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, call/SMS alert, low fuel indicator, and RTMI (Real Time Mileage Indicator). An LED DRL and a USB charging port have also been added. The new features will help the motorcycle be more competitive among tech-savvy rivals, while still maintaining its essence.

Other than that, the new Hero Splendor Plus XTEC gets four paint options – Sparkling Beta Blue, Canvas Black, Tornado Grey, and Pearl White – featuring new body graphics. There are no other changes to the motorcycle. The alloy wheels, handlebar, seat, tailpiece (with integrated carrier), etc., look the same as the other variants.

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Hero Splendor Plus XTEC is powered by a 97.2cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine. This petrol motor is the same as the other Splendor Plus variants – good for a peak power of 8.02 PS (at 8,000rpm) and a maximum torque of 8.05 Nm (at 6,000rpm), and it comes paired with a 4-speed sequential transmission.

The motorcycle gets a kick-starter as well as a self-start system as standard. It even gets a bank angle engine cutoff, which turns the engine off when the bike takes a spill, along with side-stand engine cutoff for safety.

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Malo Le Masson, Head of Strategy and Global Product Planning, Hero MotoCorp, said, “Hero Splendor is the most popular and the best-selling motorcycle in India, a true companion to millions across India. It has been an icon for almost three decades and will still continue to inspire many with the launch of the Splendor+ XTEC model, adding technologically advanced features and a smart modern design.”

Apart from the new XTEC variant, Hero Splendor Plus is available in three other variants in the Indian market. The base variant (drum brakes, self-start, and alloy wheels) is priced at Rs. 69,380. The ‘i3S’ variant costs Rs. 70,700, while the top-spec ‘Matt Shield Gold Edition’ has a price tag of Rs. 71,700.

All prices mentioned are ex-showroom, New Delhi