Not only the transition to BS-IV compliant engines allowed the manufacturers to revisit the emission standards, but manufacturers have also thrown in a number of goodies and aesthetic modifications to justify the step up in price.
The same goes for the Hero Super Splendor. As is the norm, Hero MotoCorp had only a little to play with the Super Splendor – with the 2018 update – for the very reason of keeping the costs in check and maintaining the same no-frills and ruggedly reliable image.
As for the changes though, the silhouette of the 2018 model remains unchanged while Hero has made some revisions to the seat making it a bit firm, wide and comfortable. Also, the under-seat storage is also up by a few millilitres. Apart from that, the bike now gets a slightly modified rear section with a neatly integrated LED taillamp. Updates aside, let’s revisit what lies beneath the Hero Super Splendor. Read on.
The Super Splendor is, without a doubt, a super (read much powerful) version of the Splendor Plus. Under the fuel tank sits a BS-IV compliant 124.7cc single-cylinder engine that churns out 9bhp and 10.35Nm of torque. It comes paired to a four-speed gearbox. Ride it with a gentle hand, and the engine feels quite refined and the build-up of pace is quite linear and effortless. The gearbox, however, is a bit clunky in operation and works in a four-up pattern.
Gone is the boxy and extremely design of the Splendor Plus for a slightly sportier and curvier design. As far as numbers go, the Super Splendor is 1,265mm in wheelbase, 1,995mm in length, 735mm in width, and 1,095mm in height. The ground clearance is a respectable 150mm. Same goes for the seat height at 785mm. The kerb weight, unladen, is 121kg.
Fuel tank capacity
Commuter bikes are known for their exceptionally well fuel efficiency and the Super Splendor is no different. The fuel tank capacity is 13-litres while the ARAI-claimed mileage is an impressive 75km/l.
In our time riding the Super Splendor, we were quite impressed by the ride quality. Be it the broken roads of Delhi or the city lanes, the Super Splendor – thanks to the telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the back – keep calm and super composed. The tubular double cradle frame chassis also works exceptionally well for a bike in this segment. The 18-inch wheels are shod with a 2.75×18 – 42P/ 4PR tyre at the front and a 2.75×18 – 48P/ 6PR tyre at the back. For braking, it comes with 130mm drums on both ends.
As for the features, the bike comes with Hero’s patented i3s start-stop technology that further aids in fuel efficiency. Other than that, CBS is standard across the range. The instrument cluster is a three-pod analogue unit, one for the tell-tale lights and Super Splendor moniker, the middle one for the speedometer and the third for the fuel gauge. The taillamp, as mentioned above, is an LED, while the headlamp makes do with a halogen bulb.
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