Hero Honda simply happens to be one of the top companies in the two-wheeler segment in the world. With models like Hero Honda Splendor and its variants and Passion Plus and Passion PRO and some more in the scooterette segment, the company has dominated the Indian market.
One of the recent releases of Hero Honda happens to be the Passion PRO – the elder brother of Hero Honda Passion. Let us have a look at what this exciting bike has in offer for the Hero Honda crazy bikers.
A Hero Honda bike needs no introduction. It scores perfectly when it comes to designing and looks. The designers have done a great job and gave it a sporty appearance. The black color has been used at the right body parts which gives it a facelift. The windshield and leg guard are in black and so is the silencer.
There is nothing new in the dashboard. The analogue technology, which controls the speedometer and fuel gauge, is in place. The five spoke alloy wheels are a treat to watch. However, the bike is also available in the traditional spoke wheels too. The bike comes both with electric start and kick start options.
The Hero Honda Passion PRO has a strong and powerful engine. The bike has an air-cooled, 4 stroke, single cylinder OHC engine. It comes with a displacement of 97.2cc. The bike generates a maximum power of 7.8 PS at 7500 rpm and a peak torque of 8.04 NM at 4500 rpm.
Passion PRO comes with a fuel capacity of 12.8 liters with just one liter as its reserve. The highway run gives the bike an economy of around 60 kmpl. However, the city roads bring down the economy of the bike to 50 kmpl. Passion PRO can be driven at a top speed of 85 kmph. However, as you reach this mark, you may feel a slight vibration.
However, the tyre size helps you gain control over the speeding bike. 2.75 x 18 – 4 PR / 42P is the size for the front tyre, while 3.00 x 18 – 6 PR / 52P are the dimensions for the rear.
Among the other dimensions, the length is 1980 mm, the height is 725 mm and the width is 1075 mm. The clearance for the Passion Pro is 165 mm.
The Hero Honda Passion PRO comes in color shades like black sports red, silver, vibrant blue, black with frost blue and leaf green metallic. The black color is the universal color which appears everywhere on the bike. However, the other colors as mentioned above are mostly visible at the front mudguard, the fuel tank and the side panels.
The front disc brakes are an instant attraction and certainly catch the eye. The rear brakes, however, come with drum brakes only. The front disc brake is of 240 mm dia disc while the rear one is 130 mm drum brakes.
You can experience horizontal and flat ride with the superb suspension which the Passion PRO uses. For the front suspension, the telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers are used. Five-step adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers are for the rear. This makes it a great combination and you are promised the best of the rides.
The plus points of this vehicle are that it can have a good resale value as these bikes are a Hero Honda product. Moreover, if you use the bike according to the tips given in the booklet, you can use the bike for an extended period of time compared to other bikes. Another plus point is a good use lessens the maintenance cost of the bike.
You can certainly enjoy the riding comfort. However, if you’re riding up a slope, the bike does not allow you do drive in the third gear. This is for the safety of the engine.
The Passion PRO is certainly a bike to rely on, especially when ‘Hero Honda’ precedes it.
Price Of Hero Honda Passion PRO
Hero Honda Passion PRO is available in two variants and the price varies a bit, viz.
- Cast Wheel – 46,526/-
- Spoke Wheel – 45,489/-
*Above figures are ex-showroom Delhi Prices.
Technical Specifications Of Hero Honda Passion PRO
Engine and transmission Displacement: 97.50 ccm (5.95 cubic inches) Engine type: Single cylinder, four-stroke Power: 7.37 HP (5.4 kW)) @ 7500 RPM Torque: 8.04 Nm (0.8 kgf-m or 5.9 ft.lbs) @ 4500 RPM Compression: 9.0:1 Bore x stroke: 50.0 x 49.5 mm (2.0 x 1.9 inches) Fuel system: Carburettor Fuel control: OHC Ignition: CDI Cooling system: Air Gearbox: 4-speed Transmission type: Chain Clutch: Multiplate, wet Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels Frame type: Tubular double cradle Front tyre dimensions: 2.75-18 Rear tyre dimensions: 3.00-18 Front brakes: Single disc Front brakes diameter: 240 mm (9.4 inches) Rear brakes: Expanding brake (drum brake) Rear brakes diameter: 130 mm (5.1 inches) Physical measures and capacities Dry weight: 119.0 kg (262.4 pounds) Power/weight ratio: 0.0619 HP/kg Overall height: 1,060 mm (41.7 inches) Overall length: 1,980 mm (78.0 inches) Overall width: 720 mm (28.3 inches) Ground clearance: 159 mm (6.3 inches) Wheelbase: 1,235 mm (48.6 inches) Fuel capacity: 12.80 litres (3.38 gallons) Reserve fuel capacity: 1.10 litres (0.29 gallons) Starter: Electric & kick