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Biking: Hero launches 2014 Super Splendor and Glamour

Last updated on: May 22, 2014 18:39 IST

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Faisal Ali Khan

Hero MotoCorp continues to update its products, albeit silently, to take on competition from Suzuki Slingshot, Honda Shine and TVS Phoenix, says Faisal Ali Khan of MotorBeam.com

Hero MotoCorp has turned aggressive in the Indian market. India's largest automaker is under serious threat from ex-partner Honda, who is expanding its product portfolio and boosting its reach in India.

To counter Honda, Hero has gone on a product onslaught, which starts with an update of existing products first, followed by all new products later.

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India's number one 2-wheeler company has recently refreshed two of its popular bikes. The details of the changes were revealed earlier but this time around, Hero has put the bikes on sale, revealing the prices.

The Hero Glamour is available in two versions: standard and FI.

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It is offered in three variants: base variant comes with drum brakes, mid variant comes with front disc brake while the top variant comes with fuel injection and a front disc brake.

All variants get electric start and alloy wheels as standard.

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The 2014 Hero Glamour gets multiple changes but all are cosmetic.

The bike gets a revised instrument cluster which has a digital display for the speedometer.

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The front visor also gets a minor revision while new body graphics and colour schemes have been added. The rest of the motorcycle remains the same as the old model. 

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The Hero Glamour is powered by a 124.8cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine which generates 9.1 PS of power at 7000 RPM and 10.35 Nm of torque at 4000 RPM, coupled to a 4-speed gearbox. 

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The Glamour uses telescopic forks at the front and a 5-step adjustable hydraulic shock absorber at the rear.

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The Glamour has been priced from Rs 63,550 for the base variant while the top-end variant with fuel injection is priced at Rs 73,750 (all prices are on-road Mumbai).

The Hero Glamour competes with the Suzuki Slingshot, Honda Shine and TVS Phoenix.

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Hero has also updated the Super Splendor, again a 125cc motorcycle like the Glamour.

While the dimensions of the Super Splendor remain identical to the old model, Hero has made changes to the colours (six shades in total) and body graphics along with revising the instrument cluster and giving the world's highest selling motorcycle brand a side stand indicator.

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The 2014 Super Splendor also gets black coloured alloy wheels.

The bike is powered by an air-cooled 124.7cc single-cylinder engine which belts out 9.12 PS of power at 7000 RPM and 10.35 Nm of torque at 4000 RPM, matched to a 4-speed gearbox. Top speed is rated at 90 km/hr.

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The Super Splendor uses a tubular double cradle type frame and gets 130 mm drum brakes at both ends, the option of a front disc has been removed. Hero has priced the new Super Splendor at Rs 51,250 (ex-showroom, Delhi).


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