Hero MotoCorp’s new 125cc scooter spied testing in India for the first time, although under heavy disguise. The upcoming scooter will be Hero’s entry into the widely popular premium sporty scooter segment and will rival the TVS Ntorg 125, Honda Grazia, Yamaha Ray ZR 125, and Suzuki Avensis.
The body design was reasonably visible despite the heavily white and black camouflage on the test mule. Similar to the NTorg 125 and Avensis, the upcoming Hero Scooter gets a sharp and slim body design. It gets faux air vents at the sides to accentuate its suitably sporty appeal. At the front, it gets an extensive muscular fascia, with the headlight unit mounted over, likely an LED one. The scooter gets a single-piece wide and long seat that may appear roomy. At the back, it features an ‘X’ shaped taillight unit. Under the camouflage, the test mule sported a light blue color scheme with contrasting grey on some body panels. It also gets a new sporty-looking drain end.
Moving to the power train, the scooter will likely be powered by the same 124.6cc engine as the Destini 125 and Hero Maestro Edge 125. The motor produces 9.1PS and 10.4Nm, on the Destini and Maestro. Hero is unlikely to increase the torque and power figure and will likely go the Maruti Suzuki way with one 125cc engine powering the Avensis, Access, and the Burgman Street.
In terms of underpinnings, the sporty scooter features a telescopic fork and offset monoshock suspension arrangement. Braking is done via disc up front, a drum brake at the rear, and the scooter rolls on alloy wheels. Hero will likely borrow the suspension and braking hardware from the other 125cc scooters to keep production costs in check.
The test mule flaunts a fully digital instrument cluster and likely comes with Bluetooth connectively similar to the Xtec variants of Hero’s other two-wheelers.
The test mule looked production ready, so expect the upcoming Hero sporty scooter to debut this festive season with Delhi’s ex-showroom price tag of Rs 90,000.
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