Hero Honda Splendor
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|Engine||97.2 cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder air-cooled, OHC|
|Transmission||4-speed constant mesh|
|Brakes||Front: Drum/Disc, Rear: Drum|
|Tires||Front: 2.75 × 18-4PR, Rear: 2.75 × 18-4/6PR|
|Wheelbase||1,230 mm (48 in)|
|Dimensions||L: 1,970 mm (78 in)
W: 720 mm (28 in)
|Weight||109 kg (240 lb) (dry)
|Fuel capacity||11 L (2.4 imp gal; 2.9 US gal)
Reserve: 1.4 L (0.31 imp gal; 0.37 US gal)
|Related||Hero Honda CD Dawn, Hero Motocorp SuperSplendor, Hero Honda CD Delux, Hero Honda Passion|
The Hero Honda Splendor is a motorcycle manufactured in India by Hero Honda. It has an electronic ignition and a tubular double cradle type frame with a 97.2 cc engine. The engine is based on the Honda cub C100EX with a similar bore and stroke of 50mm X 49.5mm. As of 2009[update], Splendor models were selling at a rate of one million per year.
Splendor is the successor of the legendary Hero Honda CD100 and the Hero Honda Sleek - both inspired by the Honda CB250RS series of the 1980s.
In 2004, Hero Honda launched the upgraded version of the Splendor, the Splendor+. This version features multi-reflector headlight, tail light and turn signal lights, and new graphics.
In 2007, Hero Honda launched the Splendor plus with changes in body fairings and including alloy wheels and other improvements.
In 2011, Hero Honda launched the Splendor Pro with changes in body fairings, self-start features, alloy wheels and other improvements. Hero Honda was changed into Hero Motocorp.
In 2014 Hero Motocorp launched a new model 'Splendor iSmart'
After the separation of Hero group and Honda motor company, the Splendor is now manufactured by Hero group only.
Succeeding the path of the CD 100, the first generation Splendor bike was launched in 1994. The arrival of the bike fuelled the progress of Indian two wheeler.
A new model splendor pro with features such as a power start and a new engine was launched in 2011
Splendor was no.1 selling motorcycle in Oct.,2016 with over 250,000 motorcycles.
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- "Honda Motor Co., Ltd.'s To Sell Hero Honda Motors Limited's Stake at Half Market Price-WSJ". Reuters. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
- "New Hero Honda 'Splendor' variant to cost up to Rs 41,950". Economic Times. Retrieved 2010-09-27.
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