Good Value, Good Mileage
Slim Tires, Moderate Build
For the audiences it’s targeted at, the Hero Splendor iSmart makes a solid case for itself. Big on style and features, decent performance and the name ‘Splendor’ in itself is synonymous with trust and faith.it is a value for money proposition. That’s what will be on top of people’s priority in this segment as well.
Hero Splendor iSmart 110 Specification Breakdown and Analysis
Overview: The Splendor iSmart 110 is Hero MotoCorp’s first ingeniously developed motorcycle. Shedding off the dependence on Honda, the Splendor iSmart 110 is based on a new platform and engine.
Body: A definite plus. With its catchy dual-tone colour schemes, a sharper headlamp, the sporty split grab rail and the overall styling of the motorcycle feels upmarket and will go a long way in making decision easier for prospective buyers. Also, the instrumentation console being part analogue and part digital adds a further touch of premium-ness to the bike. Black alloy wheels come as standard.
The list starts with the i3S technology or the Idle Start Stop System. Simply put, if you put the bike into neutral, the engine shuts off after 5 seconds and comes back to life at the pull of the clutch. This is way easier than switching off the bike at traffic signals and then starting it again. Plus, it adds to fuel conservation, if not exceptional efficiency. The second being the AHO or auto headlamp on. Yes, akin to big motorcycles, the headlamp starts automatically when you start the bike and stays on till you shut it off.
Engine: the engine on the Splendor iSmart 110 is a peppy 110cc unit which is good for 9.4bhp and 9Nm of torque. The numbers are more than enough for the motorcycle to trundle around in town. It is mated to a 4-speed gearbox. The cylinder of the engine now points skywards. The reason being that the combustion is better and power delivery. The engine is BS-IV compliant too. So no future headaches for Hero with regards to conforming to emission norms.
Brakes and Suspension: The handlebar-seat geometry is upright, with a comfy seat. Long commutes will not be a thing to look down upon. There is enough space for a pillion rider as well, thanks to a long seat. It has drum brakes in both wheels. It has telescopic fork in the front and dual spring in the back.