29 January 2013 ~ 12 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.

Source City (kmpl) Highways (kmpl)
Official 90.1
MaxAbout 65 79
BikeDekho 60
BraveheartBikers 65 75
MyIndiaGuide 65-70
Olx 50-65

12 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

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