Passion Pro i3S Overview
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About Hero Passion Pro i3S
Hero Passion was first introduced in the year 2001 by one of the largest two-wheeler manufacturers of the world, Hero Motocorp, and Hero Passion Pro is the extended version of the same model launched in 2020. Hero Passion XPro is its predecessor and the new model has undergone revolutionary changes. It is available in four variants and two brake options - Disc and Drum and with five different colour shades. The ex-showroom price for the base model starts from Rs 67,400 and ranges up to Rs 71,400 for the top variants.
This commuter is comfortable for long drives as well as off-roading with its improved features. The claimed mileage of Hero Passion Pro i3S is 84 kmpl. Some of the key features are stylish tail lamp, i3S technology, triple tone stylish graphics, symmetric headlamp, 6-spoke cast wheel, diamond frame chassis, 15 mm increased front suspension travel and ground clearance, improved Autosail technology, and improved performance with xSens technology with Programmed Fuel Injection BS6 engine.
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Pros & Cons of Hero Passion Pro i3S
Things We Like
- Comfortable rides throughout the city.
- Better mileage.
- Youthful and vibrant colors.
Things We Don't Like
- Not much improvement in design.
- Changing gear is quite difficult.
- Tyres are thin, not offering much confidence with wet corners.
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The All-New Passion Pro features xSens with programmed Fuel Injection technology and an efficient BS6 Engine that features the pro i3s technology
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Hero Passion Pro i3S Price in India
Hero Passion Pro i3S Expert Review
Hero Passion Pro i3S
Hero’s next gen motorbike, the new Passion Pro 13S was introduced with a new style statement and a revolutionary design. The all new BS6 compliant machine features xSens together with a programmed mechanism of fuel injection for delivering an incredible mileage. This bike model incorporates the far reaching i3S technology. The Hero Passion Pro i3S comes with remarkable improvements that make it look and feel different from that of its predecessors. It is like getting a whole new makeover from the previous edition, Hero Passion XPRO. The design is sleeker and the i3S badge is prominently visible on the bike.
How is the design?
While the Splendor comes in a rather simple appearance to connect with the masses, the Hero Passion Pro i3S targets riders who look for some thrill and flair. The signature flowing design of the passion is taken a step ahead. The extension of the fuel tank is longer and muscular with a triple-tone graphical work and the lines seem more defined and pronounced those results in a sporty and stylish presence, for its category. The i3S badge is flaunted across the body. The headlamp has some modifications and Hero claims it is better, bigger and more illuminating. The tail lamp in this new bike has a U-shaped, upside-down layout. This new model has the i3S function toggle switch placed next to the cluster. It comes in four variants and five different shades of colours. The trip metre is digital and the speedometer has analogue functionality. The digital screen showcases the i3S function, odometer and fuel level.
How is the performance?
The Passion Pro was facelifted a few years ago and back then it endowed its very own in-house made 109.1 cc unit that was only available in the Splendor iSmart 110. The story is a little different for the new model which is propelled by a 113-cc engine which is BS6 compliant like most new models. This unit is able to put out 9.15 hp power and a peak torque of 9.9 Nm. The peak horsepower was slightly dropped in this edition, while the torque has increased. The fuel-injected unit is pretty punchy and smooth which can get the bike up 60 kmph in only 7.21 sec and around 80 kmph in only 14.9 sec. The figures look decent and the good thing is that the ride feels unstressed around 80 kmph. It performs well as well at low speed and manages to manoeuvre perfectly without excessive clutch function. The Auto-sail technology in this bike helps it move smoothly by only releasing the clutch in traffic. This new edition, however, carries the same old clunky 4-speed gearbox and Bajaj is now the only motor company offering an upgraded 5-speed gearbox in this category. The commuter delivers great mileage both in city and on highways, thanks to the i3S technology. However, it could have been a little quicker.
How does the Hero Passion Pro i3S Ride?
Moving forward, another significant modification is seen in the Hero Passion Pro i3S in the form of a diamond frame instead of the regular twin-downtube frame. This results in the bike feeling more responsive and communicating in terms of on-road handling. Additionally, this model feels more planted and stable because of the longer wheelbase. The skinny tyres, however, at the front and at the rear are not very encouraging, especially in wet conditions, and riders may find themselves shaky and slowing down for turns and corners. The ground clearance should be ample even on undone village roads and uneven terrains. The suspensions are absorbent enough at both ends and makes riding comfortable even when the rear is heavily loaded. The braking controls are decently handled by the rear drum brake and the front disc brake.
How comfortable is the Hero Passion Pro i3S?
The Hero Passion Pro i3S top-notch riding comfort mostly because of the length and height of the seat. The elongated, well-cushioned and soft seat also provides relaxation over but when ridden on long hauls one may end up with a sore wrist and back. The ground clearance of the bike and the absorbent suspensions make riding increasingly comfortable on long hauls. Moreover, the pulling power of the commuter is pretty good even when it is heavily loaded. The seating posture is not very aggressive and offers long-term relaxation.
How's the Tech?
The Hero Passion Pro i3S is powered by a 113-cc engine with the capacity of pulling 8.20 bhp power at 8000 rpm and a peak torque of 9.9 Nm at 5000 rpm. It is a single cylinder, air-cooled engine having a digital CDI ignition. It is coupled with the regular 4-speed gearbox. The transmission type of the commuter is manual. The trip metre is digital and the speedometer has analogue functionality. The start-stop functionality called the i3S technology provides more mileage and fuel efficiency in congested traffic.
How's the mileage of the Hero Passion Pro i3S?
The Hero Passion Pro i3S gives an impressive mileage of an average of 60 kmpl. On highways, however, it can give a mileage of up to 84 KMPL.
Is the Hero Passion Pro i3S good value for money?
The price of the Hero Passion Pro i3S is 67,400 to 71,400 based on its variants and one of the most expensive commuters in its category. That said, this new edition has witnessed a major overhaul which makes it superior to the previous model that it had replaced in every sense. The service network of Hero across India is pretty strong. So, this bike is a good value for money, given the mileage it provides and the technologies it comes with.
How is the after sales service?
Hero has an extended network of service centres across the country for addressing after sale requirements. The first six services for Hero Passion Pro i3S are free of cost and 1st service can be availed after 500 km, the 2nd after 3000 km, the 3rd after 6000 km, the 4th after 9000 km, the 5th after 12000 km and the final after 15000 km. Only a few in this particular segment would offer six services for free.
Which motorbikes compete in this segment?
Some of the closest competitors of Hero Passion Pro i3S are Bajaj Platina 100 (102 cc), Bajaj CT 110 (115.45 CC), Hero HF Deluxe (97.2 cc), TVS Sport (109.7 cc), and TVS Scooty Pep Plus (87.8 cc). All these bikes have similar fuel economy.
Verdict (Value for money)
This is a good bike for daily commuting and gives a pretty impressive mileage both in congested traffic and long hauls. It is also easy to rear and comes with a lot of technological specifications. The price is slightly higher but the modifications justify the increased price range.