We got a chance to ride the 2018 Passion Pro for a brief moment. Being a bike that will be widely used in the semi-urban and rural markets, the low and mid-range of the Passion Pro have been well tuned. Most of these buyers don’t like to shift gears often. So 25kmph in fourth gear is possible on the new Passion Pro. There’s decent grunt as well, which takes care of the extra pillion load. The motor feels smooth in the low revs, but as you go higher on the revs, the handlebar, footpegs and fuel tank gets buzzy and that was the same story with the Splendor 110 iSmart.
While the Passion Pro does get disc brake at the front, the tuning has been mellowed down so that the bite isn’t too strong for the rider. Unfortunately, with pillion rider and good speed, this front brake setup is a disappointing one. The rear, however, provides decent stopping power. There were some bad patches enroute which revealed the ride quality of the new Passion Pro, soft and accommodating. But we’ll get you a detailed review of the bike once we get it for longer duration.