One of the most popular motorcycles from the Hero line-up, the Passion Pro, is a hit in rural as well as urban markets. One of the largest selling bikes in India, Hero Passion Pro is a commuter bike with many features and is high in technology. This highly fuel efficient bike is matched with an economical engine.
The Passion Pro gets its 97 cc single cylinder air-cooled engine from the HF-Dawn. After the breakup with Honda, Passion Pro was re-launched with many alterations. This engine generates 7.8 bhp at 7500 rpm and 8.04 Nm at 4500 rpm. The engine is mated to four-speed constant mesh gearbox with all four-up gear patterns. The Passion Pro gets telescopic suspension in the front and five-step adjustable dual shocks in the rear. This engine uses Advanced Pro series Digital variable ignition system technology by which spark plug ignitions are digitally controlled. The engine is highly efficient with proper burning of fuel. The engine is also known for its refinement and the Passion Pro mileage is around 60 kmpl on the city roads and 67 kmpl on the highways. The ride quality and handling in cities are noteworthy providing easy and smooth nature to the ride.
The motorcycle comes with an option of 18-inch spoke-wheels and 18-inch cast wheels. The Passion Pro has a kerb weight of 117 kg with the kick start and 121 kg for electric start model. It can carry 12.8 litres of fuel with 1-litre of usable reserve.
The wheelbase of the bike is 1235 mm which is on the shorter side. While the stability and ride quality is hampered in highways due to shorter wheelbase, the extra kerb weight does give a few advantages. The high ground clearance of 165 mm helps positive on the Indian road conditions. The seat is adequately cushioned for both rider and pillion and is large in length.
It takes around 9.2 s to reach the 60 km mark. Passion Pro achieves the top speed of 95 kmph. The Hero Passion Pro has an under seat storage space, utility box, bag hook at the back and pass button which are standard features.
The Passion Pro comes is available in seven colours – Sports Red, Black with Sports Red, Vibrant Blue, Black with Heavy Grey, Black with Frost Blue, Leaf Green Metallic and Force Silver. The variants available are Electric Start, Disk Brake and Electric Start, Kick Start and Drum Brake and Electric Start.
The Passion Pro comes in the range of Rs. 48,850 to Rs. 50,850.
No wonder, Hero Passion Pro is one among the favourites for the Indian commuters due to its simple looks, superb mileage, high resale value, low maintenance and the widely spread Hero dealer network.
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