Hero MotoCorp launches India’s first BS-VI compliant motorcycle

Splendor iSmart features a 110cc BS-VI Compliant Fuel Injection engine with optimum calibration

Hero MotoCorp, Splendor iSmart, BS-VI compliant motorcycle, Malo Le Masson, BS-VI emission norms, ICAT

Recently, Hero MotoCorp launched one the India’s first BS-VI compliant motorcycle – the new Splendor iSmart.  The motorcycle is being launched in the market within a few months of Hero MotoCorp becoming the first two-wheeler manufacturer in the country to receive the BS-VI certificate from iCAT.

In addition to featuring India’s first BS-VI compliant (110cc) FI engine, the new Splendor iSmart delivers an added punch with its higher torque, at a higher fuel efficiency. The new motorcycle is designed to take on every challenge with its an all new diamond frame with increased front suspension travel, higher ground-clearance to take on any road and longer wheel-base for greater stability.

The new contemporary and youthful Splendor iSmart also offers a best-in-category value proposition to the customers who are seeking more with every ride. The next generation of Hero’s iconic brand – the BS-VI Splendor iSmart – draws inspiration from the core brand attributes of innovation, tech-excellence, style and trustworthiness, which have established a strong connect with customers the world over.

Unveiling the motorcycle, Malo Le Masson, Head - Global Product Planning, Hero MotoCorp, said, “The Splendor iSmart is a clear testimony to the immense progress we have made in scaling up our in-house R&D capabilities in a short span of time. This is the first BS-VI compliant motorcycle homologated in the country with a new engine family, and a new chassis design, completely designed and developed at our Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur. Conforming to stringent BS-VI emission norms, while improving the performance capabilities, style quotient and riding experience of the motorcycle is a remarkable feat. All these, under the successful Splendor franchise provide a highly appealing proposition for the customers. This marks the commencement of the transition of our product range to BS-VI norms.”

Sanjay Bhan, Head – Sales, After Sales and Parts, Hero MotoCorp, said, “The launch plan for our BS-VI products has been strategically developed keeping in mind the interest of our customers and the demographic dynamics of the market. The Splendor iSmart will be made available in a phased manner across the country as we steadily ramp-up production. The price of this motorcycle is a directional guidance of the price points of our upcoming BS-VI vehicles, which will be launched sequentially in the coming months. We will be rolling-out an exciting multimedia campaign for the new Splendor iSmart BS-VI to connect with our customers.”

India’s First BS-VI Compliant FI Engine 
Centered around clean mobility, the all new Splendor iSmart comes with an 110cc BS-VI Compliant Fuel Injection engine with optimum calibration - delivering an impressive power output of 9 BHP @ 7500 RPM and an enhanced torque on demand value of 9.89 NM at 5500 RPM. The new motorcycle features the revolutionary i3S technology and promises a superior ride, every time, with its added emphasis on fuel efficiency.

Superior drive and control
Challenging new limits, the all new diamond chassis offers superior strength, rigidity and responsive handling on any terrain. With +15mm front suspension, 180mm ground clearance and +36mm wheelbase, the motorcycle gets added comfort and stability to ride through rough terrains.


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