India's favorite commuter motorcycle has now launched in refreshed tech-loaded avatar. The 2022 Hero Splendor Plus Xtec is now available for Rs 72,900 ex-showroom pan India. Hero's homegrown Xtec badge is now applied over the Splendor to give it a slight upgrade to keep it relevant among the segment rivals.
The overall shape and design of the Xtec Splendor remain equivalent to the regular Splendor. The only change is the use of a new LED DRL which is embedded in the headlight cowl. Also, the headlight bulb is now LED. To distinguish the Xtec variant from the regular variants, Hero has used new graphics as well. The combination of minimal graphic approach does look good.
With an overall blacked-out treatment, the iconic design of Splendor remains the same. Although, the design now seems to be getting long in the tooth. The segment rivals are already upgrading with newer designs and features. The Xtec variant is an effort from Hero to keep the stakes high for the Splendor bike.
Speaking of features, the Splendor Xtec now beholds the use of connected technology as well as some useful updates. The instrument cluster is now all-digital that is designed to provide multiple information on the go. The MID now shows the instantaneous fuel economy as well as the overall trip fuel economy which shall be helpful for the everyday commuters. Additionally, the Xtec comes with Bluetooth connectivity that further helps in showing the notifications for calls, and messages to the rider. Hero has also added a USB charger, keeping in mind the current user needs.
Apart from these additions, the rest of the bike remains the same. The large and wide seat is comfortable for city riding. The suspension is tuned for a cushioned ride quality for which the Splendor is famous for decades. Also, the combination of the lightweight and slim body makes the maneuvering easy for the riders.
Well, the Xtec beholds some upgrades but they are only in the terms of tech. There are no mechanical changes in the new variant. The Splendor continues using the same iconic & reliable 97.2 cc, single-cylinder engine that produces peak power of 7.8 hp & 8.05 Nm of torque. It comes with a 4-speed gearbox to meet the commute demands through any type of tarmac. Sadly, there are still no disc brakes and hence the bike largely remains unchanged.
The Splendor Plus Xtec costs Rs 1,200 more expensive than the regular variants. For the minimal amount of addition, the buyers do get the useful tech upgrades. The competition of the Xtec remains with the likes of - Bajaj CT 100, TVS Sport, TVS Radeon, & Honda CD110 Dream.
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