Hero Honda Passion
|Class||100cc (97.2 cc)|
|Engine||4-stroke, single-cylinder air-cooled, OHC|
|Power||5.5 KW (7.5 PS) at 8000 rpm|
|Torque||7.5 N-m@500 rpm|
|Transmission||4-speed constant mesh|
|Suspension||Front:Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers, Rear:Swing Arm With Adjustable Hydraulic Shock Absorber|
|Brakes||Front: Drum/Disc, Rear: Drum|
|Tires||Front: 2.75 × 18-42P/4PR, Rear: 3.00 × 18-48P/6PR|
|Dimensions||L 1980 mm W 720 mm H 1060 mm|
|Fuel capacity||12.8 litres (1.1 litres reserve)|
|Related||Hero Honda Splendor, Yamaha Libero G5|
Hero Honda Passion is a motorcycle manufactured in India by Hero Honda. It is one of the world's largest selling motorcycles, second only to Hero Honda Splendor. Passion debuted in the year 2001. At the time it was one of the most stylish bikes in India and continues to be so even today with design and graphic changes by the company in the following years.
Its graphics and colours were first refreshed in the year 2003 and it was rechristened Passion Plus. Its graphics were again updated in the year 2008 and now black alloy wheels are standard with an all black engine.
The engine is a 97.2 cc air-cooled, 4-Stroke single-cylinder one which produces a maximum power of 5.50 KW (7.5 PS) at 8000 rpm and maximum torque of 7.5 N-m@5000 rpm. The chassis is a tubular double cradle type.
Although it is under 100 cc, but it is marketed as an executive class bike due to its styling and price.
Despite its price being higher than many 125 cc bikes offered by companies like Bajaj and TVS, and a fuel efficiency of 60-65 kmpl which is not considered great in its class, it has become a huge success due to its hassle-free engine and the Hero Honda brand name.