After the launch of 2018 Super Splendor last week in Indian. Hero MotoCorp has introduced two new members under the Passion badge name, dubbed as the Passion Pro and Passion XPro. Available at a price tag of Rs 53,189 (ex-showroom) and Rs 54,189 (ex-showroom) respectively, the motorcycles are equipped with the 110cc engine.
It is worth noting that the bikes were introduced by the company in late 2017 and later at 2018 Auto Expo. The new Passion Pro and Passion XPro come with the new features and tweaked styling for a fresh appearance. However, XPro variant comes with the sportier design language, with sharper styling and an extra addition of LED tail-light by keeping the young generation in mind.
The new motorcycles are powered by the BS-IV based air-cooled, 109 cc displacement, single-cylinder TOD (Torque on Demand) engine. It is capable of producing 9.4 PS of maximum power at 7500 rpm and peak torque of 9.0 Nm at 5500 rpm. The machines are mated to a 5-speed transmission and claimed to accelerate 0-60kmph in 7.45 seconds. Meanwhile, the mileage of the bike is not yet disclosed by the company, but we expect it to be around 84kmpl.
Further, the motorcycle comes with the Hero’s i3s technology, which was first spotted on the Hero Splendor iSmart bike. For those who don’t know the i3S technology allows the system to automatically switch off the engine and switches back on when you simply press the clutch. In other words, when you stop the bike the i3S system puts the engine into hibernate or sleep mode.
Apart from this, Hero is soon expected to launch its Xtreme 200R by next month in the country. As the new 200cc street racer is up for a sale in Turkey at 11,199 Turkish Lira (approximately 1.91 lakh). The Hero Xtreme 200R is an upgrade to the Xtreme 150cc model, powered by an air-cooled, single cylinder 199.6cc engine. It delivers 18.4 PS at 8000 RPM and 17.1 Nm at 6500 RPM. PS, for those who don’t know, is the term used to denote BHP or brake horsepower in bikes, instead of the more common BHP, used for cars.