Hero HF Deluxe, Splendor Plus & Passion Pro Bikes – Honest Review!
Hero Moto Corp has come out with a range of bikes that are best in mileage and are popular in the Indian Market. People coming from different age groups prefer these bikes as they provide the best mileage. Its high mileage and low-price bikes have gained much popularity in the Indian market. The Hero company is one of the largest two-wheeler manufacturers in India and across the globe. Hero has always been known for its fuel-efficient and affordable price range bikes. Some popular bikes from this brand worth exploring are Hero HF Deluxe, Hero splendor plus, and Hero Passion Pro. In this blog, we will compare all 3 bikes on the basis of their performing features.
Comparing Hero HF Deluxe, Splendor Plus & Passion Pro
Hero MotoCorp’s HF Deluxe is a commuter motorbike with an air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder OHC (Overhead Camshaft) engine with a 97.2 cc displacement. The engine can generate a maximum of 8.05 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm and 5.74 kW (7.75 bhp) of power at 8,000 rpm. In addition, the engine has both kick-start and self-starting modes. A carburettor serves as the fuel distribution mechanism, and the fuel tank has a 9.6-litre capacity.
The Hero Splendor Plus is a commuter motorcycle, and its engine is an air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder OHC (Overhead Camshaft) unit with a displacement of 97.2 cc. The engine can produce a maximum power of 5.9 kW at 8,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 8.05 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The engine is paired with a 4-speed constant mesh gearbox with kick and self-starting options. The fuel delivery system is a carburettor, and the fuel tank capacity is 9.8 litres, including 1.8 litres of the reserve.
Hero MotoCorp’s commuter motorbike, the Hero Passion Pro, has an air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder OHC engine with a 110 cc displacement. The engine is able to generate a maximum torque of 9.05 Nm at 5,000 rpm and a maximum output power of 6.73 kW at 7,500 rpm. The engine has both kick-start and self-starting modes, and it is mated to a 4-speed constant mesh gearbox. A carburettor serves as the fuel distribution mechanism, and the fuel tank capacity of 10 litres, including 1.5 litres of the reserve.
HF Deluxe and Splendor Plus have nearly similar types of engines. On the other hand, the Passion Pro comes with a slightly more powerful engine.
All three bikes offer impressive fuel efficiency, with HF Deluxe and Splendor Plus delivering around 70-75 kmpl and Passion Pro offering about 65-70 kmpl. However, it is important to note that these bikes provide this much mileage under standard driving conditions. But the actual mileage depends on various factors such as riding style, road conditions, bike maintenance and traffic. The proper maintenance and saving fuel habits, bikes can deliver good mileage for daily travel.
HF Deluxe and Splendor Plus are similar in Suspension as they both come with telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at the Front and 2-step adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. Passion Pro also has telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at the front and a 5-step adjustable hydraulic shock absorber at the back. As a result, the Suspension of Passion Pro provides better ride quality and comfort than the other two bikes.
All 3 models have Drum Front & Rear brakes. They have an Integrated braking system with a Front brake and Rear brake diameter of 130 mm. Passion Pro has both Disc and Drum at the Front. All 3 bikes come with drum brakes. Disc brakes are available in higher variants.
The price of HF Deluxe starts at an Ex-Show Room price range of ₹ 59,990 – 67,138, while Hero Splendor Plus has an Ex-Showroom price range of ₹ 72,076 – 74,396. Passion Pro is slightly more expensive, with an Ex-Showroom price range of ₹ 74,408 – 77,408. So, we can see the difference in price ranges of the 3 bikes. The HF Deluxe is cost-friendly, and Passion Pro is the costliest among the three bikes. Therefore, there is a slight price difference between HF Deluxe and Passion Pro.
In conclusion, all three motorcycles provide good performance, better fuel economy, and comfort. But the Passion Pro has a more powerful engine and superior Suspension. While Passion Pro is marginally more costly, HF Deluxe and Splendor Plus are reasonably priced. The final decision to buy which one of these motorcycles will be based on the buyer’s preferences, financial situation, and requirements.