2020 Splendor iSmart specs revealed through a doc suggest that the motorcycle will get deeper changes and a slightly bigger engine…
Hero may have wanted to become the first Indian manufacturer to introduce a Bharat Stage VI two-wheeler in the country but it is Honda which eventually walked away with the crown by commencing deliveries of its Activa 125 FI recently. Nonetheless, if Hero makes its Splendor iSmart BS6 available at dealerships, it could still become the first mass maker to offer a BSVI compliant motorcycle.
2020 Splendor iSmart Specs
Ahead of all this, some specs of the upcoming motorcycle have been revealed. According to a leaked document, Splendor iSmart BS6, surprisingly, gets a slightly bigger 113.2 cc engine (the current version is equipped with a 109.15 cc engine. However, despite the displacement increment, it produces 6.73 kw (9.15 PS) of peak power at 7500 rpm which is lower than 7 kW (9.51 PS) of the current model.
Interestingly, the new Splendor is bigger in most dimensions as well – wheelbase = 1270 mm (vs 1245 mm of current BS4 version), length = 2048 mm (vs 2015 mm) and height = 1110 mm (vs 1055 mm). It has a width of 724 mm which is again different from 770 mm of the current model. This means that the Splendor iSmart BS6 may carry deeper changes than just the engine upgrade.
Hero currently sells the motorcycle with self start, drum brake and alloy wheels as standard. It is priced at Rs 56,280 for the non IBS (integrated braking system) version and Rs 57,430 for the IBS trim – both prices ex-showroom Delhi. Expect a price increment of about Rs 6000 to Rs 7000 (roughly 10-15 percent) on this for the new emission models. Going by the doc we see, Hero is also going to introduce a higher disc brake version in the lineup as well.
An official launch is expected sometime later this year but what we are more interested in is what Hero decides for its 97cc Splendor which is running on the 1980’s Honda sourced engine and is still the bread and butter product for the brand!
Source – Indianautosblog