First unveiled in December 2017, the new Hero Passion Pro and Passion XPro have finally gone on sale in India. While the 2018 Hero Passion Pro is available at Rs 53,189, the 2018 Hero Passion XPro comes with a price tag of Rs 54,189. Please note that the prices mentioned above are ex-showroom, Delhi.
Both the models receive subtle cosmetic upgrades along with new colour schemes. For achieving better power, Hero has also updated the engine mechanism of the bikes. The 2018 Hero Passion Pro and Passion XPro will continue to take head-to-head against the new Bajaj Discover 110, Honda Livo, TVS Victor and Honda CD Dream Series. Read – 2018 Hero Super Splendor Price & Details
The new paint schemes offered on the bikes include five metallic shades – Black Monotone, Sports Red, Force Silver, Frost Blue and Heavy Grey. Both the models get Auto Headlamp On (AHO) function, a digital analogue instrument console with side-stand indicator, speedometer, a digital fuel gauge and odometer. Read – Hero Xpulse 200 Off-roader Coming Soon To India
The 2018 Hero Passion XPro features new fuel tank with sharper styling and flush fuel lid, revised rear cowl, LED taillamp, dual tone mirrors, a longer swingarm, new seat and dynamic shrouds. It’s heavier (around 3kg) and has slightly stiffer suspension setup than the 2018 Hero Passion Pro. Compared to the standard model, the fuel tank of the 2018 Hero Passion XPro is slightly smaller – stands at 9.2-litre.
Powering both the motorcycles is the same 109cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, which is now claimed to deliver 12% better power output. The updated unit develops a maximum power of 9.3bhp at 7500rpm and 9Nm of peak torque at 5500rpm. In order to improve fuel economy, Hero equips commuters with its i3S start-stop technology. Read: Hero Xtreme 200R – All You Need To Know
Damping duties on the bikes are performed by the same telescopic forks up front and a twin-shock rear suspension setup. The braking is done via front and rear drum brakes. The front disc brake is an optional offering.
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