Hero's new game by launching cafe racer styled splendor pro classic.
The popular Hero Splendor’s new avatar, the Splendor Pro Classic was on display at the Hero pavilion at Auto Expo 2014. The bike gets a rounded headlight and rounded rear-view mirrors. The tail has been given the 60s cafe racer treatment. The company is calling it the 100cc cafe racer.
The Pro Classic comes with pretty much all the nuts, bolts and components plucked from Splendor parts bin and hence the similar performance figures. The tried-and-true air-cooled 97.2 cc four-stroker maxes out at 7.7 bhp at 7000 rpm and the max torque of 8.04Nm comes in at 4500 rpm. Gearing is 4-speed constant mesh and the braking is drum both wheels. The bike weighs about 109 kg.
Splendor Pro Classic is homologated as a single seater. It is a fresh attempt by Hero to launch a salvo at the fast growing ‘Cafe Racer’ motorcycle culture. However, one really wishes to know why did Hero chose their least powered bike. A cafe racer should have some power to lug your weight, forget about speeding to cafes!
Nonetheless, according to Hero, they say they want to offer Cafe Racer styling to even the 100cc customers who have limited budgets and this actually is an experiment by the company to promote themselves as a youth-oriented manufacturer.