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Hero Splendor iSmart Is A Micro Hybrid

2014 Hero Splendor iSmart

Hero MotoCorp has unveiled the Splendor iSmart, which is a striking variant of the popular Splendor. Hero MotoCorp is the leader in the 2-wheeler space in India and the Splendor is largely responsible for the company’s consistent record sales. In order to boost the appeal of its bread and butter commuter motorcycle, Hero has given the Splendor i3S (Idle Stop-Start System) which shuts the engine when idling and turns it on when you want to move ahead. This helps in extracting higher mileage in city conditions although the fuel efficiency figures haven’t been revealed yet.

Other than the i3S, the Hero Splendor iSmart also gets body graphics, electric start, alloy wheels and a jazzy instrument cluster. The bike itself looks different from the regular Splendor and we expect Hero to position the Splendor iSmart at the upper end of the 100cc segment, competing directly with the loaded Mahindra Centuro and Bajaj Discover 100T. Will buyers be convinced about the extra mileage from the i3S tech is yet to be seen as the increase in mileage isn’t going to be a world apart considering most commuter users anyways shut off their bike engines on traffic lights.

The 2014 Hero Splendor iSmart will go on sale later this year and will come at a Rs. 3000/- premium over the Super Splendor. There are no changes to the powertrain and the Splendor iSmart retains the 97.2cc, single-cylinder engine which belts out 7.8 PS of power at 7500 RPM and 8.04 Nm of torque at 4500 RPM. Hero MotoCorp is working on a new 100cc engine as well which will be plonked into the Splendor in the foreseeable future. The Splendor iSmart should find buyers in semi-urban areas of our country.

Hero Splendor iSmart Brochure

Hero Splendor iSmart Studio Shot

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  • kp October 11, 2013, 12:16 pm

    so its is splendor nxg renamed with ismart tech

  • Ben October 11, 2013, 1:46 pm

    They are still relying on the cub series engine even at the last stages of handling it to Honda. Its difficult to replace that gem engine.

  • Om October 11, 2013, 2:08 pm

    Ben All the engines except three models, Passion X Pro, Ignitor & maetstro need to be replaced with new or modified engine. Hero could have used Honda badge till 2014 but the condition was to not to make any alteration in product without Honda consent. Hero handled this brilliantly by first changing the brand name to Hero and building their brand and now making some minor alteration in engines which now can be claimed as their own engine. You will see this engine for next few decades or till splendor exists.

    • jags October 11, 2013, 2:45 pm

      correction…hero owns all engines except for the above 3 models & Impulse for which the engines need to be replaced by next year as a part of their agreement with hmsi

    • Ben October 11, 2013, 3:34 pm

      @Om. Then even I can take that engine and make some minor alterations and call it as my engine. When TVS launched the centra with that kind of sloper engine Hero was the first to step into court, now it is the turn of Honda to move to court. Even now Mahindra uses a sloper engine without fearing Hero because of Hero’s present tight situation.

  • thiaga October 11, 2013, 2:34 pm

    Meter is from Glamour…looks are more similar to Dream Neo ….Totally disappointed…Grow Heros!!! Bajaj n Honda are chasing you…

  • hd monu October 16, 2013, 2:06 pm

    market me kb aayegi…

  • Santosh Kumar October 19, 2013, 11:23 pm

    Nice bike….

  • Biker November 13, 2013, 12:58 pm

    No disk break… so sad … Hero do something new please… not only graphics..

    • Venkata Ramana February 27, 2014, 8:01 pm

      Ya no disk. I agree. But this model bikes only for millage.

  • manish sharma November 17, 2013, 12:44 pm

    looking smart nice bike

  • SANKAR December 13, 2013, 10:42 am

    speedo meter give the digital meter,
    looking nice

  • suresh December 23, 2013, 2:35 pm

    i smart is cool bike …. comfitable so nice

  • shubham bhure January 10, 2014, 5:08 pm

    wow……!!!! awsm bike

  • Anand January 16, 2014, 11:18 am

    Its nice bike

  • manish shinha January 19, 2014, 6:05 pm

    Ye bike mene li he ek dam mast he per accesery ka saman bilkul kam he jese leg gard and or bhi boht kuch sath nahi diya.mere pas first time me hi 72 ki milage di he or jam ke chalti he

    • Ayaz March 23, 2014, 5:47 pm

      I’m also planning to purchase this bike…. what would be your suggestion to me??? whether I should go for this bike or buy some other???

  • Kiran January 24, 2014, 6:45 pm

    only digital meter required with disc break,, & need to improve colour scheme Green colour look like ladies bike..

  • mayur January 31, 2014, 11:51 am

    best milege bikeeeee 2014

  • kundan February 2, 2014, 2:15 pm

    bike me dum hai bahut accha bike hai only key with remote are required so pls do that

  • deepak kumar February 4, 2014, 4:54 pm

    nice bike

  • Mohd danish February 22, 2014, 4:31 pm

    i like it

  • Venkata Ramana February 27, 2014, 7:50 pm

    Simply superb. Gud looking and smart
    I am waiting for new model bike in splender

  • yash March 19, 2014, 8:46 pm

    bike boht acchi hai maine li hai
    superbly fast…

    • Ayaz March 23, 2014, 5:51 pm

      Iss bike ke kya negative points he…and i3S technology ka on road kitna faayda milta he? Kya i3S ki wajah se traffic me engine k band hone se bohot pareshani hoti he??? plz share.. coz I’m also planning to purchase iSmart.

  • mahesh March 26, 2014, 12:17 pm

    bike is very different another bike, i like this bike , i am buy, plz bike showroom price i don’t know. bike specification clearly mention. i am use hero honda spelendor-2003 model, i like very much. good mileage, but this bike mileage correct mention website. this bike how many mileage i don’t know. self start ok, disk brake no why?.. then engine capacity low why?

    • Faisal Khan March 26, 2014, 1:43 pm

      You don’t need a disc brake in a 100cc bike.

  • magesh April 1, 2014, 9:55 am

    i need full specification of the bike and on-road price

  • Senthil April 2, 2014, 3:01 pm

    No disk .and engine old style.

  • Siddu fk April 6, 2014, 11:49 pm

    i would like to purchase the ismart. how its.?

  • Peeyush Pankaj May 18, 2014, 1:37 am

    hero bike not run in high gear on rough road he demand low gear & make a noise feet feet.

  • peeyush pankaj May 18, 2014, 1:39 am

    how much CC Capacity i smart splender.
    i dont like oil tank model

  • lokesh kumar May 18, 2014, 8:20 am

    sir i want to disk in ismart bike…..with 100 cc …tell me

    • Faisal Khan May 18, 2014, 5:38 pm

      It doesn’t come and isn’t offered even as an option.

  • Zaid khan June 10, 2014, 10:18 pm

    very nice bike


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