Mumbai, May 30: Hero MotoCorp on Thursday officially announced the launch of the Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 motorcycle in India to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the world’s highest-selling motorcycle. Priced at Rs. 82,911 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 is now more feature-loaded than the Splendor Plus Xtec, making it Rs. 3,000 more expensive than the predecessor. Hero offers the newly launched Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 in three new dual-tone colours – Matte Grey, Gloss Black and Gloss Red. Honda Stylo 160 Scooter Likely To Launch Soon in India.

The new-gen Hero Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 now features modern elements like LED headlights with HIPL (High-Intensity Position Lamp), H-shaped signature tail lamp, revised graphics and hazard lights for safety. It now comes with side hooks and a tubular grab rail, which also performs the duty of a small tail rack. Adding to the rider’s convenience, the new Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 now comes equipped with a fully digital speedometer featuring an Eco-indicator for better fuel efficiency, RTMI (real-time mileage indicator), Bluetooth connectivity for calls, SMS, and battery alerts. A USB charger is another addition to the list that further augments the rider’s convenience for phone charging on the go.

The Hero Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 is powered by a 100cc single-cylinder engine with an Idle Start Stop System (i3S) that offers a claimed mileage of 73 kmpl. The engine generates 7.09 bhp of maximum power at 8,000 rpm and 8.05 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm while clubbed to a 4-speed gearbox. The suspension duties are done by telescopic forks upfront and dual springs at the rear. The Hero Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 gets drum brakes at both ends. The Hero Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 competes with rivals like the Hero Passion Plus, TVS Radeon, and the Honda Shine 100.

Commenting on the launch, Ranjivjit Singh, Chief Business Officer – India BU, Hero MotoCorp, said, “Splendor is an iconic brand with an unmatched leadership spanning 30 years. The motorcycle has won millions of hearts and continues to encourage India’s growth by empowering people through accessible mobility. Splendor’s enduring success is a testament to Hero MotoCorp’s continuous innovation, brand trust and product reliability. A perfect blend of iconic design, latest technology, and practicality, the Splendor is an emotion, a symbol of progress, and the unwavering aspirations of 40 million happy customers.”

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