Hero MotoCorp has introduced the new Passion Pro iSmart with AHO (automatic headlight on) and an updated BSIV engine. The 2017 Hero Passion Pro iSmart (i3S) has been made available in three variants – drum brake with spoked wheel, drum brake with alloy wheels and disc brake with alloys – priced at Rs 50,955, Rs 51,905 and Rs 53,805 (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively. At this price, the updated model goes up against the TVS Victor and the Honda Dream Yuga. The bike is on sale at Hero showrooms across the country.
Save for the Automatic Headlight On (AHO) and new i3S badge on the rear side cowl, the overall design of the 2017 Hero Passion Pro iSmart remains unchanged. The bike also gets blue button for turning off the start-stop mechanism, black finished cycle parts and electric start button in a red colour.
2017 Hero Passion Pro iSmart Specifications
|Engine||97.2cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled OHC|
|Max Power||8.24bhp @ 8,000rpm|
|Max Torque||8.5Nm @ 5,000rpm|
|Transmission||4-speed constant mesh|
At the heart of the 2017 Hero Passion Pro i3S is the same 97.2cc, single-cylinder air-cooled, carburetted engine making 8.24bhp at 8000rpm and 8.05Nm at 5,000rpm. This powertrain is now BSIV emission compliant. Transmitting power to the wheels is a 4-speed gearbox. The i3S system automatically switches off the bike’s engine when it’s on idle and switches it on upon pressing the clutch.
The iSmart technology was first introduced on the 100cc Splendor in 2014, and the company received quite an overwhelming response for it as it made the vehicle even more fuel efficient. In 2016, the same technology was launched on the Hero Splendor iSmart 110cc which was introduced as a replacement to the 100cc model. This technology was earlier seen only on premium cars, and the Splendor iSmart became the first ever mass-segment two-wheeler in India to receive such a technology.
2017 Hero Passion Pro iSmart Price
|Variant||Price, Ex-showroom Delhi|
|Drum brake with spoked wheel||Rs 50,955|
|Drum brake with alloy wheel||Rs 51,905|
|Disc brake with alloy wheel||Rs 53,805|
The new Passion Pro iSmart comes with Disc brake with spoked wheel and Drum brake with alloy wheels versions. While the former is priced at Rs 50,955, the latter one costs Rs 51,905 (all, ex-showroom, Delhi). The top-spec Disc brake with alloy wheel version is available at Rs 53,805 (ex, Delhi).
2017 Hero Passion Pro iSmart Mileage
With the i3S technology, the new Hero Passion Pro iSmart is expected to consume less fuel. We expect the i3S-powered version to return slightly better fuel efficiency. The current model gives an average around 84kmpl. Also Read: Upcoming Hero Bikes and Scooters in India
2017 Hero Passion Pro iSmart Other Details
|Fuel Tank Capcity||12.5L, 1L (Usable Reserve)|
Front – Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear – Swing arm with 5-step adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers
Front – 240mm Disc & 130mm Drum
Rear – 130, Drum
Front Tyre – 2.75 x 18 – 4 PR / 42 P
Rear Tyre – 3.00 x 18 – 6 PR / 52 P
2017 Hero Passion Pro iSmart Features
– i3S technology
– Symmetric Beam Headlamp
– Side Stand Indicator
– Half digital half analog meter console
– 6-spoke cast wheel
– 240mm front disc brake
– Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers at front
– Swing Arm with 5 step adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers at rear