Passion is the second largest selling motorcycle brand in this segment, after the Hero Splendor. The Passion 100cc has been now growing at around 20%. The 2018 Hero Passion XPro is based on the new Passion Pro but gets sharper and sportier styling, including a LED tail-light. "We are confident that the launch of these two new generation Passion 110cc motorcycles will further consolidate our leadership in the domestic motorcycle market". The bike will be available in five metallic colour schemes - sports red, black monotone, force silver metallic, heavy grey metallic and frost blue metallic, and in both drum- and disc-brake variants.
The Passion XPRO is targeted at the youth with its dynamic shrouds, different cowl design and LED tail lamps.
Both new Passion Pro and Passion XPro come with a semi-digital instrument cluster that integrates digital readouts for the odometer, speedometer, fuel gauge, side-stand indicator and others. The bikes also get Auto Headlamp On (AHO) function to meet the new regulations. The Hero Passion has always been a best-seller since its very start. In addition, the Passion XPro has a longer swingarm, stiffer suspension setup and it is heavier by about 3 kg than the Passion Pro.
Aimed at "today's smart generation", the Passion PRO gets an 11-litre fuel tank with a flush-type cap.
Talking about the powertrain, the 2018 Hero Passion Pro and Passion XPro use the same 109 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled motor.
Meanwhile, the new Passion XPRO comes with a BS-IV compliant 110cc TOD engine, just like the new Passion PRO, and produces a maximum power output of 9.4bhp, along with producing a peak torque of 9Nm. The new 110cc bike has been equipped with Hero's i3S (Idle-Stop-Start System) tech which helps in increasing the fuel efficiency of the motorcycle. Talking about competition, the new Hero Passion duo will rival the likes of the TVS Victor, Honda Dream series and the recently launched Bajaj Discover 110. The Passion PRO will be available in both Drum and Disc variants.