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What we like in the new Passion Pro TR

July 25, 2014 14:25 IST

What we like in the new Passion Pro TR

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Sagar Basandani

Hero MotoCorp has launched Passion Pro TR that was showcased at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. The Passion Pro series is blessed to have this commuter-turned-off-roader bike in its class.

With a price tag of Rs 53,531 (ex-showroom, Mumbai), Hero MotoCorp's Passion Pro TR sports couple of features that will make off-roading a fun and memorable experience.

1. Standard safety accessories

Hero MotoCorp has designed this machine keeping in mind an adventurous ride. This has resulted in the incorporation of a designed knuckle guard, handlebar with crossbar for better handling, headlight grill, high front fender with hugger and a bash plate to shield the engine.

To enhance rider's safety, the bike comes equipped with knee pads for better grip. These features make the Passion Pro TR very unique creating a whole new class for itself.

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Image: Passion Pro TR
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2. Special tyres

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To make the Passion Pro TR adapt to the irregularity of the road surfaces in India, Hero MotoCorp has chosen MRF Mogrip MOTO-D tyres.

These tyres are specially built for extreme off/on-road experiences, making the Passion Pro TR a fine choice for riding on difficult terrains.

The size of the front tyre is 2.75 x 18 - 6 PR / 50 L and the rear is 3.00 x 18 - 6 PR / 52 P. The Pro TR also comes with 5-spoke alloy wheels to display durability.

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3. Engine

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The Hero MotoCorp Passion Pro TR continues to house a 97.2cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, OHC engine.

Coupled with a 4-speed constant mesh gearbox, the motor generates a maximum power of 7.8Ps at 7500rpm with net torque of 8.04Nm at 4500rpm.

Pro TR's fuel tank capacity rests at 12.8 litre.

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4. Build and suspensions

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Hero has built this machine on a tubular double cradle frame that offers comfortable dimensions and light-weightedness.

The bike has fine ground clearance of 165mm helping to survive the uneven terrains. Suspensions that make the journey sound are telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at the front and swing arm with 5-step adjustable type hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear.

The build of the bike is flexible enough to give the riders a pleasurable on and off road experience.

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Image: Passion Pro TR
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5. Braking

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Hero MotoCorp offers 240mm front disc brake as standard with the Passion Pro TR, while at the rear it still houses a 130mm drum brake.

With sound suspensions and special tyres, the braking of the bike becomes more responsive and safer.

The short length and lightweight of the bike also helps the rider apply brakes comfortably, thereby assisting in safe and easy handling.


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