major Hero Honda has launched a new 125cc ''next-generation'' engine. The futuristic
Quantum Core engine, developed specially for the Indian customer, powers Hero
Honda''s new offering, the ''sarva guna sampanna'' Super Splendor. The
quantum core engine has an unprecedented combination of fuel-efficiency and
power, the company says.
the launch of the new motorcycle, Hero Honda Motors Ltd chairman Brijmohan
Lall said: "As the leading two-wheeler brand in the country, we consider
it our responsibility to improve standards for the benefit of the customers
and the industry. We are sure that this breakthrough engine technology will
also reinforce the commitment and support of our joint venture partner
Honda Motor, Japan."
director Pawan Munjal said that the launch of Super Splendor would strengthen
Hero Honda''s domination in its segment and also redefine the structure of
the Indian two-wheeler industry. The new motorcycle has been developed after
extensive market research. Company sources say it delivers a unique combination
of top fuel-efficiency and high power. The company is offering a three-year
warranty on the bike, for the first time in the Indian two-wheeler industry.
Splendor will be available in four variants drum-kick, drum-self, disc-kick,
disc-self in ten colours: candy blazing red, two types of black, tahitian
blue, high granite blue, cool mint green metallic, gold, silver, maroon, and
forest blue metallic. Manufactured at the company''s state-of-the-art Gurgaon
plant, it will be available through Hero Honda''s 2,000 sales and service points
across India. Starting at Rs42,231 (drum-kick version, ex-Pune, net of the
Rs1,001 celebration offer), it is aggressively priced to take on the competition.