Hero MotoCorp finally launched the 2017 Hero Super Splendor iSmart i3S in India at INR 55,275 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Motivated by the success of the 2016 Super Splendor iSmart i3S, Hero MotoCorp is planning to bring in the more powerful new Hero Super Splendor iSmart 125cc in the country.
The launch was imminent, as dealer dispatch of the bike has already commenced two days before its launch, this was also covered in reports before the launch, this proves that the 2017 Hero Super Splendor iSmart i3S was spotted at dealerships all across the country.
2017 Hero Super Splendor iSmart i3S Overview:
The updated Super Splendor iSmart i3S received major cosmetic upgrades with a more powerful and fuel efficient engine than the current model. It will get the company’s new stop-start technology, which will increase its efficiency. It now also features all-time active headlamp, AHO, long seats and new body graphics.
2017 Hero Super Splendor iSmart i3S Dimension:
Mechanically, the new Super Splendor iSmart i3S measures 1,995mm in length, 735mm in width and 1,095mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 1,265mm while the kerb weight stands at 130 kg. It comes with a ground clearance of 150mm, which is good enough to tackle Indian city roads. The bike weighs 121kgs and has a fuel tank capacity of 13-litres.
2017 Hero Super Splendor iSmart i3S Design:
Design-wise, The Super Splendor iSmart i3S got a complete makeover when it comes to aesthetics. New graphics, body colours, colour schemes along with decals made it to the motorcycle. The front headlamp fairing was changed, the seats were made larger, the exhaust style and heat shield were changed and painted in black and much more along with new instrument cluster made sure it is downright fresh in the 125cc market.
The Super Splendor features similar panels just like on the previous Super Splendor iSmart i3S. New fuel tank, side panels, tail-piece, split grab rails and much more. Detailing also includes Hero badge on the handlebar and the bike gets new three-pod instrument cluster which showcases the i3 badge and other information through it. The bike sits on tubular double cradle type chassis and comes equipped with telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers upfront and swing arm hydraulic shock absorbers rear suspension.
Hero Super Splendor iSmart i3S Engine and Specifications:
Powered by 124.7cc air-cooled, 2-valve four-stroke single cylinder OHC engine, the Super Splendor iSmart i3S 125 is likely to dish out 9bhp of power @ 7,000rpm and 10.35Nm of torque @ 4,000rpm and deliver a fuel efficiency of nearly 90kmpl. The engine doesn’t yet comply with the upcoming BS4 emission norms. A four-speed transmission will be paired to the engine. Braking duty is carried out by 130mm drum brakes at front and rear. Suspension set up includes telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers in front and swing arm with 5 step adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear.
To remind you, iSmart i3S technology aka start-stop system where it allows you start the engine with a press of the clutch after the engine shuts down automatically after idling for 5-6 seconds can save a lot of fuel indeed when it comes to our traffic situations. The Super Splendor iSmart 125cc will rival the Honda CB Shine SP, Yamaha Saluto, TVS Phoenix, Bajaj Discover 125 and others in the segment.
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