30 January 2013 ~ 11 Comments

Hero Splendor Plus

The Hero Splendor is one of the long serving brands in the Indian motorbiking segment having been introduced more than a decade back. The Hero Honda Splendor Plus was first introduced in 2004 and later, in 2007, relaunched it with modified fairings, alloy wheels and a few other improvements. After the split between Hero Motocorp and Honda, the bike has been marketed as the Hero Splendor Plus and continues to be one of the most popular products from the Hero Motocorp.

Hero Splendor Plus

The Hero Splendor Plus engine has a displacement of 97.2cc and is air cooled with a 4 stroke single cylinder. It delivers a max power of 7.5 PS and a torque of 7.95 Nm at 5000 rpm. The bike measures 1.97m in length and 0.720m in width. With a ground clearance of 159mm, the bike is definitely on par with the other bikes custom built for the Indian road conditions. However, with a kerb weight of 109kg, the Splendor Plus is made to feel lighter and thereby contribute to a better fuel efficiency. The Splendor Plus is available in Delhi at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 42,950 for the Spoke model.

Mileage Claim From Hero

Although the Splendor Plus is built with an engine similar to what is available on the newer model, Splendor Pro, the mileage delivered is lower. According to Hero Motocorp, the Splendor Plus can give you 80.6 kilometers for every liter of petrol. Compare this with the 90.1kmpl claim on the Pro. But again, as we saw in the other article, the real world numbers may vary vastly considering these are numbers fetched from standard testing conditions.

We will do a side by side comparison of all the Splendor bikes later. Keep checking.

Customer Reviews

BikeDekho calls this bike a “commuter cum executive bike” which is both sleek and attractive. The website reports an economy of between 65-70 kmpl on city roads. With a 11 liter fuel tank, this means, you could go 770 kilometers at a stretch before going completely dry.

MaxAbout has a very similar review of the bike. They note that the engine used in this bike is comparatively slower than those used in the other variants of the Splendor. The fuel efficiency as reported stands at around 65-70 kmpl on city roads that can go as high as 72-75 kmpl on highways. On IndiaGarage though, a user claiming to be a Splendor Plus customer reports a mileage of just around 55 kmpl.

Let’s next look at MouthShut. There are over 70 reviews for the bike and the customers have given the bike an overall rating of 4/5 for fuel consumption efficiency. Reading through the reviews, we find that the average mileage that customers see on city roads is pretty impressive and is consistently between 58-65 kmpl. On highways, it seems to increase to as much as 69-70 kmpl. One customer however warns that you may not see a great economy in the first 2-3 months after purchase.

On Olx, most of the Splendor Plus bikes put up for sale have their fuel economy specified in the 60-70 kmpl range although there are more than a couple of bikes that are reported to be seeing 47-55 kmpl economy.

So there you have it. Here is a summary of fuel efficiency as reported by various sources.

Source City (kmpl) Highways (kmpl)
Official 80.6
BikeDekho 65-70
MaxAbout 65-70 72-75
IndiaGarage 55
MouthShut 58-65 69-70
Olx 60-70

As a bottomline, it is pretty clear that Splendor Plus delivers what it matters. So if you are considering this bike, my suggestion is you should go for it.

11 Responses to “Hero Splendor Plus”

  1. vikas 23 February 2013 at 1:44 pm Permalink

    Reviews posted on mouthshut are the most realistic & reliable as per my personal experience & study.

    • Anand 23 February 2013 at 4:56 pm Permalink

      Agreed with you Vikas; and also MaxAbout to an extent.

  2. GOPINATH 22 June 2013 at 11:53 am Permalink


    i am use hero splendor plus bike its very nice….

  3. udham hooda 2 July 2013 at 5:19 am Permalink

    I am fully satisfied with hero splendor plus mileage. I found 75kmpl with my splender. It is very comfortable for riding. And it is like my girlfriend. I love my hero splendor plus.

    • vivek 6 January 2014 at 4:07 am Permalink

      You say your bike mileage is 70 km; it is not possible. I’m trying to increase my bike mileage but my bike only gives 50 to 53 kmpl only. Please reply how to increase its mileage to 70 kmpl.

  4. VICKY 5 July 2013 at 9:59 am Permalink

    I am satisfied with hero splendor+ mileage.
    I found 70 kmpl with my splendor+.
    This is very Nice for riding.
    And it’s like my Wife.
    I love my Wife & hero splendor+

    Thanking you HERO

  5. sham 4 August 2013 at 10:46 am Permalink

    mileage 90kmpl

  6. sandeep murkute 14 August 2013 at 9:42 am Permalink

    i bought 2007 model hero honda splendor plus bike.
    i found only 42 kmpl in city roads.
    please suggest for better mileage.

  7. siva 27 September 2013 at 12:29 pm Permalink

    Very nice but lighting is poor

  8. Raja 1 July 2014 at 11:51 am Permalink

    I am using Hero Splendor+ 2014 model. Shape & designing is superb. The outlook too is good. My Splendor+ gives 70-72 KMPL at 40-50 kmph speed. I love my Splendor+ bike. Save petrol & money

  9. mallesh.g 1 July 2014 at 8:36 pm Permalink

    I am using Splendor+ for the past 2 years. I am not satisfied with this bike because it only gives a mileage of 50kmpl. Bikes from five years ago are good quality. But for the past 2 years bikes are totally delicate, they give poor mileage and have no life.

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