- Hero has launched the bike in two variants - disc and drum.
- It gets a triple-tone colour scheme.
- Mechanical changes include slightly longer suspension travel and higher ground clearance.
- Deliveries are set to begin soon.
Hero MotoCorp has refreshed the iconic commuter -- the Passion Pro -- for 2020. The motorcycle now gets a BS6-compliant motor along with a handful of mechanical updates to improve the riding experience. It will arrive in two variants -- drum and disc. These are priced at Rs 64,990 and Rs 67,190 (both prices, ex-showroom Delhi), commanding a premium of Rs 6,790 and Rs 6,290 over the outgoing BS4 model.
Powering the Passion Pro BS6 is a brand new 113.2cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected motor that is shared with the Splendor iSmart BS6. The engine makes 9.15PS and 9.79Nm in its latest avatar. The old 109.15cc carb engine made 0.37PS more power but it used to make 0.79Nm less. Hero claims that the engine is now 5 per cent more fuel efficient than before.
There are changes to the underpinnings of the new Passion Pro BS6. The wheelbase has gone up to 1270mm, a bump up of 25mm. Ground clearance is up by 15mm, now standing at 180mm. Also, suspension travel on the front telescopic fork has been increased by 15mm, now rated at 120mm.
The new Passion Pro gets the same Auto Sail technology as found on the newly launched Hero Glamor 125 BS6. It also gets Hero’s signature i3S stop-start tech and a semi-digital info cluster with real-time mileage indicator.
Hero has begun dispatching the Passion Pro BS6 to its dealers across the country and bookings for the motorcycle have already begun. Expect deliveries to commence shortly. The Passion Pro BS6 costs just Rs 90 more than its sibling, the Hero Splendor iSmart BS6. Yet, the Bajaj Platina 110 H-Gear BS6 and the TVS Radeon BS6 remain more cost friendly alternatives.