Hero Moto Corp introduced its first indigenously developed motorcycle – Hero Splendor iSmart 110 – in the Indian market at Rs 53,300 (ex-showroom, Delhi). As a reminder, the bike broke cover at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo alongside the Xtreme 200S, Duet E and XF3R. The Hero Splendor iSmart 110 has been designed and developed from ground up by Hero’s in-house R&D team.
What further makes it a special bike is a specific in-house technology called the i3S. The working of i3S technique is very much similar to the Start/Stop technology which is mostly seen in cars. This system turns off the engine automatically whenever the bike stands idle and turns it on back whenever required. It results in better fuel efficiency and higher mileage than others.
Here’re all details of the Hero Splendor iSmart 110 in 8 quick points –
1. Hero Splendor iSmart 110 Price in India
2. Hero Splendor iSmart 110 Specifications
|Maximum Power||9.3bhp @ 7,500rpm|
|Maximum Torque||9Nm @ 5,500rpm|
|Cooling System||Air Cooled|
|Starting Mechanism||Self Start/ Kick Start|
|Transmission||4-speed Manual with chain drive system|
3. Hero Splendor iSmart 110 Mileage
The Splendor iSmart 110cc returns a better fuel efficiency than others 110cc bikes, thanks to its green technology based iSmart system. Mileage figures of this two-wheeler stands over 68kmpl. The Splendor iSmart 110cc is the first bike in its segment that complies BS IV emission norms.
4. Hero Splendor iSmart 110 Design
The new Hero Splendor iSmart 110 is a lightweight bike designed with an intent of giving smooth riding experience to urban riders. Therefore, rest features of this bike fall in same lieu with that. The Splendor iSmart 110cc features an aerodynamically designed front fascia, high quality rear split grab rails and a luxurious seat. The bike has first-in-class Automatic Headlamp On (AHO) that offers better visibility.
Other key design elements are new graphics, fenders cowl, dual tone mirrors, bold shoulder and fairing, an analog-digital instrument console and stripped rims. The new Splendor i-Smart is based on a new chassis and body frame that is claimed to offer improved agility and durability along with better riding comfort. The Hero Splendor iSmart 110 is being offered in four colour options – Silver & Black, Red & Black, Blue & Black and Sports Red.
5. Hero Splendor iSmart 110 Engine & Transmission
The new Hero Splendor iSmart 110 derives its power from a 110cc TOD (Torque on Demand) air-cooled single-cylinder, four-stroke mill combined with an Idle Stop and Start system. This engine develops a maximum power output of 9bhp at 7,500rpm, while producing a peak torque of 9Nm at 5,500rpm. These power and torque figures are 9% and 12% higher than the i-Smart 100cc. It has a 4-speed manual transmission with conventional chain drive system. Hero claims that the new Splendor iSmart 110cc is high on fuel efficiency and performance. It can accelerate 0-60kmph in 7.45 seconds.
6. Hero Splendor iSmart 110 Suspension & Braking System
Both rear and front axles of Hero Splendor iSmart 110cc are fitted with drum brakes. Suspension duties are carried out by telescopic hydraulic shock absorber type upfront and swing arm with adjustable shock absorbers rear setup.
7. Hero Splendor iSmart 110 Features
Sporty Front Cowl
Split Grab Rails
Bold shoulder and fairing
Analog-digital instrument console
Convenient Power Start
Drum and Disc Brakes
Front – Telescopic hydraulic shock absorber type
Rear – Swing arm with adjustable shock absorbers
8. Hero Splendor iSmart 110 Competition
The Hero Splendor iSmart rivals the Bajaj Discover 100, TVS Star City Plus, Honda Livo and other 110cc bikes.
Hero Splendor iSmart 110 Launched – All You Need to Know
Overall Styling - 6/10
Fuel Efficiency - 8/10
Performance - 5/10
The Splendor iSmart 110 is the first motorcycle to be developed completely in-house, with Hero’s own technology. Based on an all-new chassis and frame, the bike is claimed to be high on performance and fuel efficiency.