Tug-of-war is a good way of checking the low-end power of the bike. How will a 200cc bike perform in the tug-of-war against two 125cc commuter bikes? Here is a video showing just that. What is happening here? The video first shows the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 gong against the Hero Splendor Plus in the video. As expected, the Pulsar RS200 easily pulls the Splendor Plus and wins the battle without any problem. To make things difficult for the Pulsar, a Honda CB Shine joins the tug-of-war to help the Hero Splendor. The Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 is pulled by two commuter segment 125cc bikes and even after two attempts, the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 could not overpower the duo. Later, the Pulsar RS 200 gets some extra weight and a pillion sits on the bike for extra traction but even that does not help and both the commuter segment bikes from Hero and Honda successfully brings Pulsar RS 200 to this side of the line. The Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 is powered 199.5cc single-cylinder, water-cooled engine that generates … [Read more...] about Bajaj RS200 vs Hero Splendor + Honda Shine in a tug of war: Who wins? [Video]
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has launched the 2018 CD Dream 110 DX in India. The commuter segment bike is priced at Rs. 48,461, ex-showroom, Delhi. It will take on the best-selling commuter bike in India – Hero Splendor. With the update, Honda now offers the bike with new golden graphics and new chrome muffler protector. There is also a new heavy-duty carrier at the rear. The CD Dream is Honda’s one of the first commuter bikes in India. It was first launched in 1949 in the Japanese market and is specifically targetted at the buyers from Tier II and Tier III cities. It gets a single-piece comfortable seat and a very high ground clearance of 179mm. The bike gets a key lock utility box too that can be used to store small things. Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, HMSI. said, “The iconic CD brand has been winning the trust of millions of customers globally since 1966. Taking forward its legacy, 2018 CD 110 Dream DX … [Read more...] about Honda CD 110 Dream DX launched in India: Hero Splendor challenger
Think budget motorcycle and chances are that the Hero Splendor will be the first motorcycle that will come to your mind. The highly popular entry-level motorcycle is a hot favourite amongst many first-time motorcycle buyers. However, performance modifications are the last thing on the minds of owners of this motorcycle, right? Wrong! Today, we have images of a modified Hero Splendor that has a twin-cylinder engine! Yes, you read that right. Here are all the details – This modification has been done by a young mechanic named Akram. Akram lives in a small village called Babra, which is 70 KMs off Rajkot, Gujarat. Basically, he has installed a parallel twin-cylinder engine on a Splendor Pro Classic cafe racer-style motorcycle. Akram is only 25 years old but is definitely no noob when it comes to motorcycle engines. Our source has informed us that this modified Hero Splendor is in a fully working condition and can even touch speeds of 120 kmph. Clearly, the modified engine has a … [Read more...] about India’s first-ever ‘twin cylinder’ engined Splendor: This is IT!
The Honda Activa automatic scooter continues to be India’s best selling automatic scooter, beating the Hero MotoCorp Splendor commuter motorcycle range. The Activa range consists of a number of automatic scooters including the Activa-i, Activa 5G and Activa 125. In April 2018, Honda sold 3.4 lakh units of the Activa across India. Hero MotoCorp managed to sell 2.66 lakh units of the Splendor in the same period. While the Activa’s year on-year sales improved by about 9 %, the Splendor did a lot better, with about 17 % sales growth. The Activa has successfully changed the way India commutes – from commuter motorcycles to automatic scooters. The reasons why Indians are buying automatic scooters in droves are many. The country is rapidly urbanizing, with roads getting better. This means that automatic scooters are a much more comfortable and practical options as they no longer have to deal with poor road infrastructure in most urbanized areas. Then … [Read more...] about Honda Activa continues to be India’s best selling two wheeler; Hero Splendor second!
Hero Splendor, world’s largest selling motorcycle and Honda Activa, India’s largest selling automatic scooter have a stiff competition among themselves. In the month of March, Hero Splendor regained the top-selling two-wheeler position that it had lost to Honda Activa sometime back. Both the products sell quite well in the Indian market and extremely popular. Hero sold 2,62,232 units of the Splendor in India in March while Honda sold 2,07,546 units of the Activa during the same period. While most of the times, the margin of the leader is extremely close, last month, Hero zoomed past Activa in terms of sale. This comes at a time when Honda launched the new Activa 5G in the Indian market. There are not many changes to the new Activa but subtle changes like LED headlamps keep the scooter fresh in the market. Honda launched the Activa in March and many prospective customers must have waited to see the scooter before deciding. It may have lead to the lower sales of the Activa … [Read more...] about Hero Splendor BEATS Honda Activa in India
The Hero Splendor is India’s largest selling motorcycle. India’s favorite commuter bike is known for its fuel efficiency and tried and tested engine. Here is a video of the Splendor that shows it doing something unseen and unexpected. What is happening here? The video shows a Hero Splendor doing a burnout with rear wheel on fire! Yes, the video shows the Splendor resting against a flyover and doing a burn out. More than often, we see smoke coming out of burnouts but in this case, the rear tyre is engulfed in fire and has formed a halo around the rubber. The Splendor is rarely seen indulging in such situations where smoking tyres or riding on one wheel is involved. This is something that has been seen for the time. The rear wheel become extremely hot due to high friction against the road and starts to emit thick white smoke that smells like tyre burn. The tyre catching fire on its own is extremely rare as it needs to be at very high temperature. Many people spray oil and … [Read more...] about Forget burnouts, this Hero Splendor literally BURNS tyres
The Hero Splendor has always been one of the best selling motorcycles for the Indian motorcycle manufacturer. The company has now launched the Super Splendor in India at Rs 57,190, ex-Delhi. Hero MotoCorp has updated the motorcycle for 2018, sprucing it up with a more powerful engine and styling tweaks. The 2018 Hero Super Splendour gets a cosmetic makeover this year, including a fresh set of graphics. Commenting on the launch, Ashok Bhasin, Head – Sales and Customer Care, Hero MotoCorp said, "Every second motorcycle sold in the country is a Hero bike. Within the domestic motorcycle market, Hero MotoCorp is a dominant leader in the 125cc segment with more than 55 percent market share. The launch of the new Super Splendor is a significant step to further consolidate this leadership. The new Super Splendor retains the core attributes of one of India's most reliable brands - Splendor - and is surely going to appeal to customers across the country." The 2018 Hero Super Splendour … [Read more...] about 2018 Hero MotoCorp Super Splendor launched in India at Rs 57,190
The 200cc bike segment isn’t that crowded when it comes to contenders. Until now, you had the KTM Duke 200, Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 and the TVS Apache 200. Hero has entered this space with the Xtreme 200R but the question is will the new kid on the block give its rivals a run for their money? Will it survive in the intensely competitive segment?Design and Looks – While all the motorcycles mentioned above are naked streetfighters, every player has a distinctive design. Starting with the Xtreme 200R, this isn’t an all-new design. The typical Xtreme silhouette is retained. That said, the beefy rear tyre (130-section rubber), the massive tank shrouds and the multi-spoke alloy wheels make the Hero look sporty enough. The TVS Apache 200 is by far the best-looking bike in the segment while the Pulsar NS 200 isn’t far behind.Dimensions – In terms of dimensions, all the three motorcycles are closely matched. However, the Xtreme 200R is slightly the longest and the … [Read more...] about Hero Xtreme 200R vs TVS Apache 200 vs Pulsar NS 200 – Spec Comparison
Hero, just like their erstwhile partner Honda hasn’t had a huge success in the performance department. Time and again with every model, the rival from Pune has taken their share by a huge margin and now it has 50% of the market share. Yes, we are talking about Bajaj who has dominated this segment from 200 to now, 400. Hero isn’t giving up. With the launch of TVS Apache RTR 200 and the endless popularity of the Pulsar 220, Hero wants a share of it too. Now pitching directly could help them again them sales and popularity in the segment. Hero Extreme is already a popular name in the sports segment for Hero, using that name and 200 cc capacity engine under the tank can help them? We have some details to tell you what the Hero Xtreme 200R is like as it has been launched The design and dimensions seem quite familiar that has been seen on the 150cc counterpart. However, there is a change and it is evolutionary and not revolutionary. The side panels are big and flow downwards, the … [Read more...] about Hero Xtreme 200R Unveiled Before Auto Expo – Launch In April 2018
Having attended to the commuter segment with the launch of the 2018 line-up of the Splendor and Passion series, it’s time for Hero MotoCorp to shift back its focus to the premium segment. Targeted towards the premium market, the Xtreme 200S is a much-hyped product from the brand which was unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo. Also confirming the launch date of 30th January, Hero teased the Xtreme 200S through an invite.The invite reads “What’s NXT, January 30th 2018, New Delhi” which hints that the awaited Xtreme 200S is going to be launched on that date. Customer deliveries are likely to begin from next month onwards. Recently, a leaked image of the production-spec Xtreme 200S surfaced on the internet which made it clear that the domestic automaker has tried to retain maximum parts from the concept.Powered by a 200cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine, the Hero Xtreme 200S develops 18.34 BHP of power and 17.2 Nm of torque. The carburetted motor comes mated to a … [Read more...] about Hero Xtreme 200S Launch On 30th January