India's leading two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp launched all new Splendor iSmart 110, which also happens to be the company's first in-house developed motorcycle. It's priced at Rs 53,330, ex-showroom, Delhi. The iSmart 110 is built on a completely new chassis, which offers more rigidity. This new motorcycle is designed to provide better and a more comfortable ride, especially on rough terrain or pothole ridden roads.
The Hero Splendor iSmart 110 is powered by a new 110cc 'Torque on Demand' engine, which features Hero’s patented i3S (Idle-stop-start system). This single-cylinder, air cooled, four-stroke powerplant develops 9.4PS of power at 7,500rpm and torque of 9Nm at 5,500rpm. This brand new engine is the only BS IV compliant motor in its segment. The i3S system ensures that the Hero Splendor iSmart is fuel efficient as it puts the engine on hibernate mode while idling. The engine shuts down after roughly 5 seconds and can be restarted with the press of the clutch lever.
According to Hero MotoCorp, with low friction, optimised flow and combustion, the new 110cc engine develops more usable power and better acceleration across the power range. The Splendor iSmart 110 does zero to 60km/h 7.45 seconds.
Ergonomically, the Splendor iSmart 110 comes with a longer seat for more space and better comfort for the rider. It is also the first in the segment to be equipped with Automatic Headlamp On.
At the event, Pawan Munjal, chairman, MD and CEO of Hero MotoCorp said, “This comes close on the heels of the successful launch of our first range of indigenously developed scooters last year. I can proudly state that Hero MotoCorp possesses a self-sufficient in-house capability to develop new products for our global customers – from product planning, R&D and manufacturing to sales and marketing – indeed, the entire value chain.”
“As the market leader in India and as a global organisation, we constantly strive to lead the industry towards cost-efficient and green technologies for a sustainable future. The new iSmart 110 is another example of our efforts, featuring a NS IV-compliant engine along with the fuel-efficient i3S technology,” he added.