You read it first on MotorBeam. Hero MotoCorp has silently launched the Splendor Pro Classic in India and although the company hasn’t updated its website yet, we have got details about the pricing. The Splendor Pro Classic is on sale already and dealers have started to receive bikes as well. India’s largest 2-wheeler manufacturer has priced the Splendor Pro Classic at Rs. 53,900/- (on-road, Delhi), which makes it Rs. 4000/- more expensive than the Splendor+ and Rs. 1000/- costlier than the Splendor Pro.
First showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo, the Hero Splendor Pro Classic is a cafe racer styled motorcycle which is priced attractively to appeal to the masses. While many will still find the Pro Classic as nothing revolutionary, one must not forget that it’s drastically more stylish than a regular Splendor while not costing much more than the latter. Powering the Splendor Pro Classic is the same 97.2cc engine which belts out 8.36 PS and 8.05 Nm, coupled to a 4-speed gearbox. There is not much of a mechanical change.
The styling seems to be well executed so much that it doesn’t look like an after market job. The round lights, round mirrors, chrome mudguard and spoke wheels are the highlight of this bike. While people in urban markets won’t take to this motorcycle with ease, the Splendor Pro Classic is bound to be a hot seller in rural markets where the concept of an affordable cafe racer is sure to attract customers. The Splendor Pro Classic becomes the cheapest cafe racer in the world while the other locally made cafe racer bike in India is the Continental GT.