Hero MotoCorp is known to utilise its vast pool of suppliers by launching many motorcycles based on one variant. The company has done it again but launching the Passion Pro TR where TR stands for trans roader.
The Passion Pro TR is an attempt by Hero MotoCorp to add some flavour to the otherwise monotonous 100cc commuter segment. To create this offbeat motorcycle, Hero MotoCorp took a regular Passion Pro and gave it several cosmetic and functional upgrades which lend the motorcycle a distinctive off-roader look.
The Passion Pro TR has been armed with different off-road tyres, a headlamp grill, a bash plate for the engine, knuckle guards, a raised front fender with tyre hugger and a new handlebar with cross brace. While these upgrades might not actually aid the motorcycle’s ability of handling the harsh terrains, they surely do enhance its aesthetic appeal. To complement the off-roader look, the Passion Pro TR also gets fuel tank pads, restyled mirrors and comes clothed with new decals and three new paint schemes - black with sports red, electric blue and sports red.
The Passion Pro TR is powered by the same four-stroke single-cylinder engine that is used in a majority of 100cc commuter motorcycles from Hero MotoCorp. The engine pumps out 7.7bhp and 8Nm of torque, through a four-speed gearbox. Braking power is provided by a disc brake in the front and a drum brake at the rear.
These kinds of off-beat motorcycles usually attract the enthusiasts, though Hero MotoCorp has targeted completely different type of customers with the Passion Pro TR. While the Passion Pro TR won’t be colossally better than the regular Passion Pro, when it comes to tackling the rough terrains, the extra cosmetic changes might be perfect for the customers who need an efficient commuter motorcycle, which stands out in the crowd.