Popular for its reasonably priced daily commuters, Hero MotoCorp has become an industry leader in the Indian market. They are the indisputable champions, and the Splendor is their most successful product in terms of sales. As a result of this, there are many customised versions of this commuter. Once, even Hero deviated from its usual design language to create a more sporty version of their best-selling bike but not in the manner you had hoped modelled its own cafe racer after the Splendor Pro and called it the Splendor Pro Classic. An updated digital render of a customised Hero Splendor Sports Edition has been posted online, and it looks amazing, to say the least. The render uses a default Splendor+ for its foundation. The popular commuter motorcycle has had a number of upgrades in the render that give it a more modern, sporty appearance.
Modified Splendor Sports Edition: Design
There are a number of adjustments to the digital render of this Hero Splendor. All eyes will be on the modified bodywork. A new headlamp, fairing, and fuel tank make up the front end's extensive overhaul. There are new side panels with vents that increase ventilation.
In this rendering, the back end of the motorcycle has also been modified. Changes to the bike include a new, more aesthetically pleasing exhaust system and a relocated taillight.
The suspension system is new and improved as well. USD front forks and dual rear shock absorber can be seen in the digital render. Even the wheels are better now. The new wheels look stylish and bigger than the standard wheels of the Hero Splendor. Metzeler tyres adorn each rim.
Hero Splendor: Engine
The modified Splendor in the digital render is expected to use a bigger and more powerful engine compared to the standard model. The standard engine has a displacement of 97.2cc and generates 7.95bhp and 8.05Nm of torque. With its redesigned exhaust system, the bike's performance is expected to be sporty.
Modified Splendor Sports Edition: Will it be Made?
Unfortunately, the design illustrations shown here were not commissioned or endorsed by the firm. It's quite improbable that Hero MotoCorp would put out a mass-produced Splendor Sports Edition. The upcoming release of Hero's renowned motorcycle, the Karizma XMR, will further diminish the likelihood of a sports variant of a standard commuter motorcycle ever entering production.