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.
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.
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