The Hero Passion Pro is an upgrade to the Splendor range of commuter motorcycles. What you get for a little extra money is the same dead-reliable drivetrain and cycle parts, but with stylish bodywork, a host of funky paint schemes and modern features.
The Hero Passion Pro is an upgrade to the Splendor range of commuter motorcycles. What you get for a little extra money is the same dead-reliable drivetrain and cycle parts, but with stylish bodywork, a host of funky paint schemes and modern features.Read more
At the heart of things is the familiar 97cc single cylinder air-cooled engine, which drives the entire commuter range of Hero motorcycles with the same displacement. This engine has been worked upon to deliver a little more power and torque compared to before: the current figures stand at 8.3bhp and 8Nm of torque. The ever-present four-speed gearbox with an all-up pattern does transmission duties. The Passion Pro gets telescopic suspension in the front and five-step adjustable dual shocks in the rear with attractive scarlet springs. The Passion Pro also has the option of 18-inch cast alloy wheels instead of the spoked rims. Choose the alloy wheels, and you can opt for a disc brake as well. Both the drum and disc variants of the alloy wheels have an electric starter as standard, but you can opt for it on the spoked rim variants. The instrument cluster integrates a digital display to show the fuel gauge, service reminder, odometer and the trip meter. The speedometer remains a legible analogue unit.
The Passion Pro is available in no less than eight paint schemes – sports red, mystic white, force silver, bronze yellow, black/grey, black/blue, black/red and matte brown. To cater to a wider range of audience, the Passion Pro is offered in five variants – kick/drum/spoke, kick/drum/alloy, electric/drum/spoke, electric/drum/alloy and electric/disc/alloy. It competes with other 100cc commuters like the Bajaj Platina, TVS StaR City Plus and the Yamaha Saluto RX. Prices of the Passion Pro i3S start at Rs 52,139 (ex-showroom).