2010 Hero Honda Passion Pro is on sale and on streets..
Read the Review of the Hero Honda Passion Pro APDV: Click here
Accoring to me, the Hero Honda Passion (Plus/Pro) occupies a unique position in the minds of the 2 wheeler buying consumer of India. For them, the Passion probably qualifies as the most stylish among the 100 cc motorcycles.
Therefore when Honda's new (110 cc) CB Twister arrived and threatened to take away the crown as the most stylish 100 (+) cc motorcycle, a refreshed Passion Pro from Hero Honda was naturally expected to defend its position.
So there we have it, the 2010 refreshed version of the Passion Pro. The details of the Passion Pro has been very recently updated on Hero Honda's site.
I have also managed to see a couple of them plying on our roads.
Please don't think that something is wrong with me when I say that the 2010 Passion Pro is actually a good looking bike. According to me, when viewed from the rear, the Hero Honda Passion Pro is kind of rotund (in a good way) and "well fed" wheares the CB Twister appears Edgy and lean.
I know that its just plastic clothing and some new stickers, but our 100 cc buying crowd can't seem to get enough of it. Moreover the 97.2 cc engine is a proven one and has the reputation of being extremely reliable. So there is actually nothing wrong with the package.
So what's new..??
Hero Honda is calling the engine "New age high performance APDV Engine"..!!
- A sharply styled rear tail section with 2 lamps (A single one remains on when the lights are sitched on, both light up on application of brakes)
- A digital display for odometer, tripmeter and fuel quantity reading (speedometer is still analouge)
- New graphics, red color rear suspension springs and body colored rear grab rail
The tech specs suggest that the engine has remained virtually the same as the older Passion Pro variant. Oh, by the way Hero Honda is calling the engine "New age high performance APDV Engine"..!!
So far I haven't been able to unearth what this "APDV" means (couldn't find it on its website). Can anyone help me..??
Pricing: The pricing for the new 2010 Passion Pro hasn't been still updated on its site. But the Delhi On-Road price seems to be around Rs. 48,320 (as reported on xBhp.Com)
Also even though the website shows the availabilty of a disc brake as an option, I am not quite sure if it's available in the showroom. Could anyboy throw some light over here..??
So, 2010 Passion Pro Vs. the CB Twister? Let the buyer decide for himself.
Photos: xBhp.Com & Hero Honda website
2010 Hero Honda Passion Pro: Tech Specs
- Engine Type Air Cooled, 4 Stroke Single Cylinder OHC
Displacement 97.20 CC
Maximum Power 5.74 KW (7.8 PS) @ 7500 rpm
Maxiumum Torque 8.04 NM (0.82 Kgm-m) @ 4500 rpm
Bore And Stroke 50.0 x 49.5
StartType Electric Start / Kick Start
- Height 1075 mm
Width 725 mm
Length 1980 mm
Kerb Weight 116 Kg (Kick) / 119 kg (Self)
Wheelbase 1235 mm
Ground Clearence 155 mm
Turning Circle Radius 1.9 mtrs
Tyres & Wheels
- Tyres Front 2.75 x 18” - 42 P / 4 PR
Tyres Rear 3.00 x 18” - 48 P / 6 PR
- Brakes Front Internal Expanding Shoe Type (130 mm) – 240 mm dia Disc
Brakes Rear Internal Expanding Shoe Type (130 mm)
- Ignition DC, Digital CDI
Transmission 4 Speed Constant Mesh
Clutch Wet Multi Plate Type
Chassis Type Tubular Double Cradle Type
Head Lamp Trapezoidal Multi Reflector 35 / 35 W Halogen Bulb
Tail Lamp MFR - 5 / 12 W
Battery 12 V, 3.0 AH
Headlamp 12v-35W / 35W Halogen Bulb
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