Passion Pro is now the hot selling bike for Hero Honda. It was a replacement for the ageing but still selling-like-hotcake passion plus. Also Passion plus definitely needed some style statement which Hero Honda did manage to bring to the Pro version.
But for an Average driver or rather I’ll address him as an ‘Aam Aadmi’, nothing is more important than the price of the bike that he buys and the Mileage that it gives. While Hero Honda managed to keep the price below the Rs.50000 mark, it couldn’t quite live up to the expectations in the Mileage part.
Passion Pro Mileage check up
There is no doubt that the main competitor to Passion Pro at this time is the Bajaj Discover 100cc. We made a comparison between Passion pro Vs Discover 100cc here which also gives the mileage details of both.
We reported that we got a Mileage of 71kmpl in heavy city traffic for Passion pro. That Mileage was for Passion Pro, without a pillion rider, not getting to speeds over 70kmph. One thing in Hero Honda bikes that stands out when compared with other makes, is the difference in the Mileage when Average speed increases.
What I meant to say is that, although it is a common notion that Mileage decreases as Speed increases, that decrease is extremely significant when it comes to a Hero Honda bike.
When we tested Pro for mileage we couldn’t go over 70kmph (even 70kmph was only possible as I was in the first row of signal stops a few times) in that heavy stop go traffic. The Average speed of that trip could well be below 30kmph.
So, add more speed to it and you’ll see a decrease in your mileage or have a pillion rider behind, and you should see a decrease in Mileage.
Essentially, if you drive aggressively, with jerky motion (either while upping or downing) the speed, you will get less mileage. On the other hand, if you maintain a smooth transition from high to low speed or vice versa, you will get great mileage.
So I’d say for most of the people on any normal working day, the mileage will be between 60-65kmph, which is significantly less than what Bajaj Discover 100cc gives.