The scooter is expected to share its underpinnings with existing Hero 125cc scooters but will feature sportier styling.
Hero MotoCorp has been spotted testing a new 125cc scooter with sporty styling that is expected to go up against the TVS Ntorq and Suzuki Avenis.
Likely to share engine with Destini 125, Maestro Edge 125
Fully digital instrumentation, could get Bluetooth connectivity
Runs on 12-inch wheels at both ends
There is a significant cost in developing an all-new product, and when you throw in the current supply chain issues plaguing the manufacturing sector globally, it’s obvious why manufacturers are going down the platform-engineering route and building multiple products on the same platform. In the world of 125cc scooters, we see this with the likes of Suzuki, which offers three scooters on the same platform, and also Hero MotoCorp, which offers the Destini 125 and the Maestro Edge 125, both underpinned by the same hardware.
A third scooter seems set to join that Hero platform, with a new spy photo showing a scooter featuring more sporty styling. This new model is expected to go up against the TVS Ntorq and the Suzuki Avenis. The front apron features more angular bodywork than we see on the current Hero scooters, and the headlight is mounted down here, as opposed to the handlebar shroud.
Speaking of the handlebar shroud, we see fully digital instrumentation with Hero branding, and it could feature Bluetooth connectivity. Another dead giveaway that this is a Hero is the blue button on the right switch cluster for the i3S stop-start system. Other distinctive styling elements include the snazzy front alloy wheel and the X-shaped tail-lamp. On the back of the apron, there’s a cubby on either side, and there should be a charging socket on offer too, either in one of the cubby holes or under the seat.
A little further under the seat, this upcoming scooter is likely to sport the same 124.6cc engine producing 9.1hp and 10.4Nm, as it does on the other Hero 125s. Notably, the scooter seems to be running a 12-inch rear wheel, unlike Hero’s other scooters that run a 10-incher at the back. The front wheel here is also a 12-inch unit. Suspension hardware is fairly straightforward, with a telescopic fork and a monoshock, and the test mule sports a front disc/rear drum braking set-up.
Hero Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition launched at Rs 1.52 lakh
Hero Xpulse 200 4V Rally Kit launched at Rs 46,000