Hero MotoCorp starts shipping Splendor iSmart 110 bicycles that comply with BS-VI

NEW DELHI: Hero MotoCorp has begun to send the first batch of Splendor iSmart 110 motorcycles that meet BS-VI to their distributors to familiarize themselves with the product and for training purposes, according to sources. The motorcycle is likely to launch commercially soon, a source said.

Dispatches were made earlier this week, and bicycles are expected to arrive at some of the dealerships in one or two days.

The company has already sent an initial batch of Splendor iSmart 110 motorcycles ready for BS-VI to its distributors throughout the country in preparation for its next market presentation. The objective is to provide training on the new vehicle to the personnel of its dealers and familiarize them with the new product, the source added.

When contacted, a Hero MotoCorp spokesperson said: We do not want to comment on market speculations. As we have stated earlier, our preparation towards migration to BS-VI is well on track and we will bring our range of BS-VI motorcycles and scooters well before the stipulated timeline. We will make the announcements on specific launch dates at an appropriate time.

Industry sources said the model is likely to have a competitive position and a price of only about 12-15 percent higher than the current Splendor iSmart.

In June 2019, Hero MotoCorp became the first two-wheeler manufacturer in the country to receive the BS-VI certification from the International Center for Automotive Technology (ICAT).

The company, the largest two-wheel manufacturer in India, had received the certification of its Splendor iSmart 110 motorcycle.

The motorcycle that meets BS-VI has been designed and developed completely internally, at the company's Ru0026D center, the Center for Innovation and Technology in Jaipur, Rajasthan .