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All New Hero Passion Coming This Year

The new Hero Passion 2017 is likely to get in-house developed Torque-on-Demand engine with i3S technology

  • Amit Sharma
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Hero Passion 2017

The new Hero Passion 2017 is likely to get in-house developed Torque-on-Demand engine with i3S technology

Hero MotoCorp, India’s largest carmaker is working on a range of new bikes for the Indian market. The company will launch a 200cc sports bike by early next year, probably at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. If media reports are to be believed, Hero MotoCorp is expected to launch a completely new Passion in the country towards the end of this year. The new Hero Passion 2017 will get the company’s in-house developed technologies and components.

This popular commuter currently features Honda’s sourced 97.2cc engine, which is sourced from Honda Motorcycles & Scooters India. The homegrown automaker is planning to gradually phase out royalty-laden products. All these products will be replaced with in-house technology. Report further suggests that the new Passion will use a new engine that is developed at Hero’s Global Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur.

The Passion 2017 model is likely to share TOD (Torque-on-Demand) engine, i3S (Idel-Stop-Start system), LED technology and an updated CV carburettor. This commuter was first launched in 2001 and has been one of the best-selling commuter motorcycles in the country. The company manages to sell over 1 million units of the bike yearly. Read More – Upcoming Hero Bikes & Scooters In India

New Hero Passion 2017 Launch Date

Since Hero is planning to phase out all the models that sourced components from Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India, it is expected that the new Passion could be launched before the end of this year. If reports are to be believed, the new motorcycle will be launched towards the end of this year.

New Hero Passion 2017 Price

Variant Estimated Price
Spoked WheelsRs 48,000
Drum brake with alloy wheelRs 49,000
Disc brake with alloy wheelRs 51,000

The new Passion will get in-house developed components and engine lineup, which will help Hero to price this motorcycle aggressively. We believe the new model to be priced at Rs 50,000.

New Hero Passion 2017 Specifications

The outgoing bike is powered by a 97.2cc Honda sourced engine, which is coupled to Hero’s i3S system as standard. Paired to a 4-speed gearbox, this engine is capable of producing 8.36PS of power at 8,000rpm and 8.05Nm of torque at 5,000rpm. The new model will be powered by in-house developed engine. It is likely to be Torque-on-Demand TOD engine with an updated CV carburettor and Hero’s Idle-Stop-Start system. You May Also Like – Hero HX250R | Hero Dare 125 

New Hero Passion 2017 Mileage

With the i3S technology, the new Passion is expected to return higher fuel efficiency. We expect this commuter to deliver close to 90-100kmpl of mileage.

New Hero Passion 2017 Other Details

Key Features

Torque-on-Demand engine

i3S (Idle-Stop-Start engine)

Optional 240mm front disc

Symmetric beam headlamp

Side stand indicator

Half digital half analog meter console

AHO (Automatic Headlamp On) function


Saddle Height795mm
Ground Clearance165mm
Fuel Tank Capcity12.5L, 1L (Usable Reserve)

The motorcycle dimensions are likely to remain the same. It measures 1,980mm in length, 765mm in width, 1,075mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1,235mm. The vehicle has a saddle height of 795mm, while the ground clearance stands at 165mm.

Suspension System

Front – Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear – Swing arm with 5-step adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers

Braking System 

Front – 240mm Disc & 130mm Drum
Rear – 130, Drum

Tyre Size

Front Tyre – 2.75 x 18 – 4 PR / 42 P
Rear Tyre – 3.00 x 18 – 6 PR / 52 P



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