Hero Honda Splendor: A Journey from 1994 to the Present Day

In 1994, Hero Honda launched the Splendor for the first time in the Indian market. Since then, it has become the heartbeat of Indians. At that time, Splendor was considered the best bike in the commuter segment. Over the past 29 years, Splendor has undergone significant changes in the Indian market.


Hero Honda launched Splendor after the success of Hero Honda CD100 and Hero Honda Sleek. Splendor was an entry-level motorcycle manufactured in India by Hero Honda. After the separation of Hero Honda’s joint venture, the production of Splendor is now handled by Hero MotoCorp.


Hero MotoCorp launched its Hero Splendor in 1994. At that time, the company manufactured this bike in collaboration with Honda. The bike was launched under the name Hero Honda Splendor.


It had a top speed of about 80 kilometers per hour and was priced at 42,000 rupees. People loved this bike, and it was capable of giving tough competition to Yamaha RX100.


Hero Splendor has crossed the milestone of selling 12 crore units in 29 years. It took one year to sell 55,000 units of this bike when it was launched in 1994.


After that, the bike gained momentum, and the next 10 lakh units were sold in just 3 years. It took the company 12 years to sell the first one crore units, while the remaining 11 crore units were sold in just 17 years.


Hero Honda: The Journey of Hero Honda Splendor from 1994 till now


In 2011, Hero Honda changed its name to Hero MotoCorp. After that, the company launched all its latest bikes under the Hero MotoCorp brand. The company has a total of 6 manufacturing plants in the country. It manufactures its bikes in Gurugram and Dharuhera in Haryana, as well as in Haridwar in Uttarakhand. Additionally, the company has plants in Neemrana in Rajasthan, Halol in Gujarat, and Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh.


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