29 January 2013 ~ 26 Comments

Hero Splendor Pro

Hero Honda launched the Splendor range of motorcycles close to a decade back. Since the time, there has been more than a few upgrades and variants of the brand launched. After the joint venture between Hero Motocorp and Honda ended, Hero has been independently marketing the Splendor range. The Hero Splendor Pro is one of the latest variants launched in the market having been announced only in 2011.
Hero Splendor Pro

The Splendor Pro comes with a 97.2cc single cylinder 4 stroke engine that can crank up a max power of 5.74 kw (7.80 PS) and a max torque of 8.04 Nm at 4500 RPM. The bike has a decent 159mm ground clearance and weighs 109 kg at the minimum (the self-start variety weighs 3 kgs more). The bike has a 11 liter fuel tank The Hero Splendor Pro is priced at a minimum of Rs. 45,037 ex-showrrom Delhi with price varying according to the feature you are going for (kick spoke, kick cast, self spoke or self cast).

Company Claims

Mileage is one of the most important features for a bike in the sub-100cc range. And the Hero Splendor Pro does not disappoint; at least as far as the official claims go. According to officials from Hero Motocorp, the Splendor Pro can fetch you 90.1 kmpl under standard test conditions. The keyword here is ‘standard’. So this should of course reduce when you test ride it on a city road. So check out the rest of this article to see what various people who have tested the bike have got to say as far as city riding goes.

Customer reviews

MaxAbout notes that the Splendor Pro does not look any different from any of the older variants. However, the new engine makes the bike much more responsive and quick. In the fuel economy department, the website says they were able to extract 65 kmpl on city roads and 79 kmpl on highways.

BikeDekho praises the bike for its “ultimate” comfort and flat seating positions. In their test, the bike review website has noted to have reported 60 kmpl of mileage on the Splendor Pro. BraveheartBikers, another blog from bikers commends the Splendor Pro for its very low maintenance charge and reports an economy of 65kmpl on cities which goes up to 75kmpl on highways.

Customers who have already owned higher priced bikes with better power may not find the Splendor Pro the best in looks, but MyIndiaGuide calls the Splendor Pro “very stylish and mind blowing”. In their review of the bike’s fuel consumption, the website reports having seen 65-70 kmpl which is indeed impressive.

There are a number of second hand Splendor Pro bikes available for purchase on Olx with prices ranging from Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 40,000. Most of these bikes report a mileage of between 50-65 kmpl. This is of course a wide range that does not serve useful to you, if you are a consumer but if it’s of any consolation to you, let me tell you that a majority of the reviewers have put the number at 60-65 kmpl with only a handful reporting mileage lower than that. Your mileage may literally vary.

So there you have it. The fuel efficiency of the Splendor Pro does paint a pretty positive picture of the bike. We do not find any reviews for the Splendor Pro on MouthShut. However, from what we see from the rest of the reviews both from real world customers as well as test riders, this bike is built to give you the most efficient ride and it will definitely not burn a hole in your pocket at the petrol pump.

Do you like the other features this bike comes with? Then you should definitely go for it because this is not a bike that should bother you in the fuel department. Check out a summary of reports from various reviewers.

[table]
Source, City (kmpl), Highways (kmpl)
Official, –, 90.1
MaxAbout, 65, 79
BikeDekho, 60, —
BraveheartBikers, 65, 75
MyIndiaGuide, 65-70, —
Olx, 50-65, —
[/table]

26 Responses to “Hero Splendor Pro”

  1. vikas 23 February 2013 at 2:12 pm Permalink

    People,s reports wide range of variation in mileage can be justified because it’s depends on their personal experience & variety of factors like the traffic density in which they commute daily,individual driving styles,method of mileage calculation,overall style of maintaining a vehicle like engine tuning,tyre pressure,riding in a proper gear & many more.

    • KUSHAL 14 April 2013 at 7:19 pm Permalink

      U r right dude…. M also going purchase splendor… In few days.. But in meilage the king is bajaj..n also having comfertable riding features compared to any other two wheeler comp. But hero is in king of more durable after rough riding..

  2. asif 20 April 2013 at 6:49 am Permalink

    Comparing other bikes splendor is good but now Hero Honda had changed To Hero I Think its worse and not comfort so I really suggest u to take honda . Hero dealers are not good because before u take bike they will good and Polite once cash u paid thats it . For the 1st service if u complant any problem (eg Battery ,Meter ,Tank colour ,any engine Problem )They just ignore and u will suffering .SO THINK OF IT

  3. hemant pandey 1 June 2013 at 1:51 pm Permalink

    wonderful bike.. Its mileage is good & its very heavy and comfort bike … I always suggest that u should take hero splender pro

  4. Somnath Pati 12 June 2013 at 3:32 pm Permalink

    i am 16 now. i hav to buy a bike next yr to go to college. i hav a height of 5’0″. i lov splendor pro for its lightness & low height. i would also be happy if its mileage is 65+. should i go for it?

  5. prashant 8 July 2013 at 2:58 pm Permalink

    I bought hero splendor with the intention that it is one of the nicer bikes from hero Honda, since the day hero separated from Honda, quality has just slashed drastically. During the first week of my purchase battery was found to be faulty, engine oil seal leaked. Hero bikes are so poor, I bought in June 2012,from the day , there was a tak tak sound from front light cover , I reported to showroom and they tried everything possible but could not fix out, they said there is some problem with meter and they do not repair meter , so I went to meter repairing shop and they took out the meter and asked me to drive , sound was still there, than I went to almost 20 local mechanics but they also could not figure out from where the sound is coming , they removed front light, indicator, meter ,light voyager, mudguard , fuel tank but no resolution.
    After one year, a different showroom told me issue is with front shocker and total expense would be 2000.
    At 50 KMPH, it sounds like , the engine would burst
    I would highly recommend Honda instead of Hero, and if Hero DOESN’T BUY IT FROM PRASAD MOTORS GACHIBOWLI HYDERABAD

  6. Manoj Kumar Singh 29 July 2013 at 5:29 am Permalink

    I bought a Splendor pro self (HERO) on 07.07.2013 and I get a mileage of 75 kmpl. The riding is joyful in lower speed below 50 kmph. I’m very happy. Thanks to the entire team of Hero MotoCorp Ltd.

  7. smith gonsalves 1 August 2013 at 3:50 pm Permalink

    hello friends,
    i am looking for a bike with good mileage of about 60+KMPL with good looks. kindly suggest me a bike…..
    your feedback is extremely precious for me….

    • Rakesh 18 August 2013 at 8:36 am Permalink

      You can check out the following options

      100cc= Hero HF Delux, Hero Splendor , Hero Passion , Bajaj Discover 100T

      125cc= Honda Shine (Best ever Bike in 125cc segment)

  8. Durai 7 August 2013 at 1:02 pm Permalink

    Hi friends, I want to purchase a bike for my sales work at Chennai. Kindly suggest one for me. I am very confused. Please…

    • Rakesh 18 August 2013 at 8:32 am Permalink

      You can also check out Honda Dream Neo at the same price

  9. Ramalingam 7 October 2013 at 10:17 am Permalink

    I decided to buy Hero Splendor Pro. Please advice

  10. Junaid 19 February 2014 at 6:13 am Permalink

    I am going to buy hero splendor pro bike next week , but now im getting mixed reviews about the bike that its quality and durability got poor after separation from honda, what should i do ? Should i go for it or not please! Is there any expert to help me

  11. SHAMSHER SUHAG 22 February 2014 at 6:55 am Permalink

    I BOUGHT THE SPLENDOR PRO ITS MILAGE IS 50 KM/LTR.

  12. thangam ganesan 26 March 2014 at 3:45 am Permalink

    i got this bike,i am getting upto 82 kmpl on highways(getting upto 73 on city),if you get such mileage, you should follow below rules:.
    1.maintain your bike as smooth(dont use hard)
    2.service your bikes according to the company’s says
    3.add some oil on chain
    4.dont exceed the speed that is 40 kmph;
    5.maintain tyre pressure as 42 or 40 for rear tyre,and 22 to 26 for front tyre,
    6.check weather of your vehicle during morning.if the bike has starting trouble ,you can get higher mileage,if the bike has no starting trouble your bike consume petrol as glutton,(over consume); so you never get such mileage.
    thank you

  13. jaspaal Chadda 1 May 2014 at 11:14 am Permalink

    but a plsendor Pro…. from Hero

    Changes –
    1- Change the handle to a electra 350 handle
    2- throw away the rear rail grip
    3- Change to Royal enfield Thunderbird Indicators

    then u will see… it will become a punjabi tadka

  14. Ramakrishnaiah GR 27 August 2014 at 10:07 am Permalink

    I have splender pro (self start) bike it is having starting trubble in the every morning i feel very bad why it is behave like this this regular problem please suggest what i will do and slow this issue from your end ?

  15. siddu 25 September 2014 at 12:28 pm Permalink

    my bike giving milleage above 90kmpl in city… maintaining speed 30-40kmph

  16. Avinash singh 5 October 2014 at 7:12 am Permalink

    I want purchase a light weight bike for my father. I want also high average. after seen all reviews and my experience mahindra centuro is better then splendor pro because hero makes highest volume of bikes and the assly line speed is so fast therefore crosstightning or less torque may be done. whereas centuro has a new task, they try to get believe of customers so they makes bike very carefully.
    I am also a bike maker in YAMAHA, hero can’t maintain quality without honda because he is bloody indian businessman.
    I want to suggest him pls make cheap and qualitative bike. I don’t want to abusing u but why u not think like a foreigners company. but I love my india.

  17. MANJU 23 October 2014 at 10:51 pm Permalink

    HERO SPLENDER PRO IS WORST BIKE VERY LESS MILAGE, SERVICE IS BAD NOT DOING CORRECTLY AND NOT RESPONSE DO NOT BUY SPL PRO BUY OTHER COMPANY IT BETTER

  18. Saurabh 11 November 2014 at 5:55 pm Permalink

    i purchase splendor pro (self) on march 2013. me and my brother learn driving in new bike only but i never got my bike average more than 40 kmpl.
    many times i complained this problem in service center but they are not able to increase average.

    please give me suggestions.

  19. Piyush 18 February 2015 at 5:28 pm Permalink

    I have ride splendor pro at max. speed of 110 km/hr awesome bike with great mileage

  20. amit 22 February 2015 at 11:24 am Permalink

    u people are claiming that splendor pro is giving above 65kmpl milage. bt my bike which i have bought 1 yr ago and 11000 km run is giving only 40 kmpl milage in city road..
    i have done servicing routingly.. what could be the reason behind the low mileage??

  21. manish 10 March 2015 at 3:31 pm Permalink

    i have splender pro.its totally waste. it is light wieght ,and it is not comfortable, it millage is so bad, in local it give only 45km only

  22. suresh patidar 17 May 2015 at 8:28 am Permalink

    meri splendar pro bike 1 littar petrol me 85 kmpl ka maillage deti he. i am very happy .


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