The Super Splendor is a powerful version of the Splendor. Hero MotoCorp has powered this motorcycle with a 125cc engine instead of the conventional 100cc motor seen in its younger sibling. The Splendor has been selling steadily for Hero-Honda and then Hero for about two decades now. Splendor as a brand has been important for Hero. It is known for its durability, reliability and fuel efficiency.The Super Splendor is 1,995mm long, 735mm wide and 1,095mm tall. The wheelbase measures 1,265mm with a ground clearance slightly lower in comparison to the rest of the Splendor bikes at 150mm. The bike has a fuel tank that can hold 13 litres of petrol. The kerb weight of the bike is 121kg.When it comes to styling, this bike stands nowhere close to its other rivals. Its bland looks have always kept buyers away from it. It looks like any other regular commuter bike with no visual charm.
The refreshed version is almost a copy of the original bike and apart from different stickers and graphics, there is nothing much which differentiates it from its previous generation. Super Splendor, Few noticeable changes include black finishing on alloy wheels, silencer, front forks and engine. Super Splendor restyled tinted visor goes well with its headlight. From sideways, there is nothing on this bike which will excite you. Its orange coloured side indicators and silver finished leg guard also doesn't go well with its styling. One can't opt for this bike for its looks and till now this has been the biggest reason for its failure.
After so many years, Hero should have worked more on its styling to make it competitive. It is very basic and aged in terms of appearance. The Super Splendor is available in India in only one variant which boasts of electric start as standard. The Super Splendor competes with the Bajaj Discover 100T, Honda CB Shine and TVS Phoenix.