2015 Hero Passion Pro - ChooseMyBike.in Review


The Passion Pro is one of Hero’s best-selling motorcycles of all-time. While it was just as efficient and reliable as the Splendor, it also brought to the fore a smattering of style as well. As a result, it was one commuter that appealed to the style-conscious amongst the masses. For 2015, Hero Motorcorp has introduced an all-new Passion Pro, replete with a slew of changes. We test it to find out what’s improved!

2015 Hero Passion Pro - Intro


Design, Build Quality, & Ergonomics

The Passion Pro is one smart-looking motorcycle. Its design seems quite refined and seamless, giving it an attractive look. It is complemented by a set of dapper 6-spoke alloy wheels, a sharp rear-end, a really cool-looking tail lamp, and subtle graphics, all of which give it a lively edge. We think that the Passion Pro is one of the better looking motorcycles in the category. Build quality is quite good too, with good quality materials employed in its construction.

2015 Hero Passion Pro - Design


Performance & Mileage

The 2015 Passion Pro gets the same tried-and-tested 97.2cc mill from Hero. It is a smooth motor, which develops 8.24 bhp and 8.05 Nm of torque. It offers sprightly acceleration up to 60 kmph, and there seems to be adequate torque to pull from low speeds in high gears. The only issue we faced was the four-speed gearbox, which felt clunky while shifting through the cogs.

2015 Hero Passion Pro - Performance


Handling, Ride Quality, and Braking

The Passion Pro is a compact motorcycle, which lends it agility to trickle though small gaps in traffic with ease. The ride quality is quite good too. While it isn’t overtly supple, it still manages to soak up bumps credibly.

The Passion Pro comes with drum brakes on both wheels as standard. While they feel adequate for city use, we suggest you go for the optional disc brake variant, as it offers better stopping power.

2015 Hero Passion Pro - Dynamics


Features & Price

The 2015 Passion Pro comes with a plethora of practical features such as a pass light switch, side-stand on indicator, and a digital information display. Alloy wheels and electric start come as optional extras on the bike.

2015 Hero Passion Pro - Features

The 2015 Hero Passion Pro is available in five variants and a selection of eight colour combinations. Prices for the bike start at Rs 47,850 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base variant, which comes with drum brakes, wire spoke wheels, and only a kick-starter. The top-end variant of the Passion Pro gets alloy wheels, a front disc brake, and an electric starter, and is priced at Rs 52,700 (ex-showroom, Delhi).


Final Word

The new Hero Passion Pro feels better than its stable-mates in many ways. It looks very appealing, is quite smooth, and offers adequate performance for the city. Moreover, it gets a host of nifty features, which add a lot of value to the bike. It goes without saying that it is exceptionally fuel-efficient, and will be easy on the pocket to purchase and run. If you are in the market for a reliable and fuss-free commuter under Rs 55,000, the Passion Pro makes a very good case for itself.

2015 Hero Passion Pro – Final Word

Engine Air-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder
Power 7.6 bhp @ 7500 rpm
Torque 8.04 Nm @ 4500 rpm
Chassis Type Tubular double cradle frame
Brakes Front:Drum, dia 130 mm, Internal expanding shoe type
Rear:Drum, dia 130 mm, Internal expanding shoe type
Suspension Front:Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear:Swing arm with hydraulic shock absorber
Kerb Weight 116
Fuel Tank Capacity 12.8
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Jaichandran Jayapalan