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Hero Splendor with ‘twin-cylinder engine’: Indian mechanic builds it

The Hero Splendor is the name which comes to everyone’s mind when they think of a cheap, super reliable and fuel-efficient motorcycle. Thanks to this combination, the Splendor has been a top seller for years. Ever wondered how a powerful two-cylinder engine will look like on such a humble bike?  Let’s take a look at a one of a kind Hero Splendor with a parallel twin engine. Read on for more details.

The stock Hero splendor is one of the most fuel-efficient bikes in the market. It features a small 97.8 cc single cylinder petrol engine, which churns out 8.2 Bhp and 8.05 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes paired to a 4-speed manual gearbox. Well, this power was not enough for Akram, a 25-yr old mechanic who lives in Babra village, which is some 70 odd kms from Rajkot, Gujarat.

Akram has modified his Splendor Pro Classic café racer motorcycle into a twin-cylinder version by adding a cylinder. The engine now uses two cylinders, which have a common crankshaft that provides a much higher power output than a single cylinder version. Both the cylinders are placed parallel to each other for maximum smoothness.

Akram has successfully installed the two-cylinder engine on his bike and the bike is said to run perfectly. Akram also adds that he is ready to sell off the bike he has built, and would love to take orders for more such modifications.

This two-cylinder iteration built by Akram is running on a custom gearbox and can touch top speeds above 120 Kmph. Using a two-cylinder engine on a Splendor will definitely make the bike faster but is likely to take a toll on its fuel efficiency. Exact power and fuel efficiency figure aren’t available though.

With the twin-cylinder engine powering it, this modified Splendor is definitely the most powerful Hero Splendor in India. Such creations show that our country has lots of hidden raw talent. We wish Akram a bright future and look forward to more such builds.