The Passion Pro i3S is a commuter motorcycle that shares mechanical bits with the Splendor, but looks a whole lot better. It is targeted at those who want a basic and hassle-free motorcycle with a dash of style.
For 2018, Hero has updated the Passion Pro with new paint schemes and decals to give it a fresh look. The instrumentation gets an analogue speedometer paired with a digital display for the odometer and trip meter.
Powering the Passion Pro is the same tried-and-tested 97cc engine. This air-cooled single-cylinder engine delivers 8.2bhp and 8Nm of torque and is mated to a four-speed transmission. While this is already a very frugal engine, the Passion Pro further gets an ‘i3S’ Start/Stop system to make it more fuel efficient.
The Passion Pro rides on a conventional suspension setup that comprises of telescopic forks in the front and dual springs at the rear. The base variant gets spoke wheels and drum brakes, although the top-of-the-line variant can be specified with alloy wheels and a front disc brake.
The Passion Pro is available in eight paint schemes, four of which are dual tone. It competes against the Bajaj Platina, TVS Star City Plus, Honda Dream Yuga and the Yamaha Saluto RX.