What is i3s?
i3s stands for Idle Stop-Start System. Hero MotoCorp developed this technology to improve the mileage of its bikes under the Indian Driving Conditions.
How does the i3s system Work?
This technology is developed by Hero MotoCorp and implemented in Hero Splendor iSmart bike. This system automatically switches off the engine and switches back on when you simply press the clutch. When you stop the bike the i 3S system puts the engine into hibernate or sleep mode.
The Idle Stop-Start System turns off the engine after waiting for about 5 seconds for e.g. at a traffic signal. The system then restarts the engine automatically as soon as you press the clutch. So when the rider wants to go, the engine starts by simply pressing the clutch again; that's it. You don't have to follow the routine procedure to re-start it. This prevents running of the engine in idling when not needed. Thus, it improves mileage.
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