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Hero Ardour XTEC launched at Rs 74,590 | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Ardour XTEC will get Bluetooth connectivity, amongst a complete raft of options.

Increasing its vary of ‘XTEC’ merchandise, the spotlight of that are a digital instrument cluster and Bluetooth connectivity, Hero MotoCorp has now given the Ardour the XTEC remedy. The Ardour XTEC is available in two variants, priced at Rs 74,590 (drum) and Rs 78,990 (disc). The introduction of this mannequin expands the Ardour line-up, which presently consists of the Professional, priced at Rs 69,720 (drum) and Rs 72,335 (disc).

·       Will get new digital instrument cluster, Bluetooth connectivity

·       Additionally options LED headlamp 

Hero Ardour XTEC: will get the digital remedy

One of many notable adjustments over the usual Ardour is the fully-digital, backlit instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity. This show opens up a complete raft of options together with SMS and name alerts, real-time mileage indicator, low-fuel warning gentle and repair reminder. As soon as paired, it may possibly additionally show the battery degree of your telephone, and if it’s operating low, you’ll be able to plug it into the built-in USB port.

Among the many different nifty function that the XTEC will get is a side-stand indicator and a side-stand cut-off system, which switches the engine off if the aspect stand is engaged. Including to the security ingredient is the choice of a disc brake on the entrance paired with CBS (Mixed Braking System).

Just a few beauty adjustments, like the brand new rim tape and branding, in addition to the full-LED headlamp, are the one visually various factors between the usual model and the XTEC.

Hero Ardour XTEC: will get a unique engine

The Ardour XTEC doesn’t get the identical engine as the usual Ardour, which encompasses a 113cc unit that makes 9.02 hp and 9.89 Nm of torque. As a substitute, the Ardour XTEC will get a 110cc mill that additionally does obligation in a raft of different fashions from Hero, just like the Splendor and the HF Daybreak. This single-cylinder air-cooled unit is mated to a 4-speed gearbox and makes 9hp at 7,500rpm and 9.79Nm of torque at 5,000rpm. It additionally comes with Hero’s i3s stop-start tech, which ought to assist in bettering gas effectivity. 

Hero Ardour XTEC: faces loads of rivals

Competitors comes not simply from rival model fashions just like the Bajaj Platina H-Gear and the TVS Radeon, amongst others, but additionally from Hero’s personal line-up within the type of the Splendor.

Would you choose this XTEC variant over the usual Ardour? Tell us within the feedback part beneath. 

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