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EICMA 2016: Africa-bound Hero Dawn 125 unveiled

Snapshot: The Hero Dawn 125 has been particularly produced for the African region. The motorcycle is focused predominantly towards the commercial section. According to the company, the bike concentrates on utility needs, sturdiness and mileage.

The ongoing EICMA has given us many surprises, however, this one is coming in as the best of all. Hero MotoCorp , an Indian bike manufacturer has showcased its new 'Dawn 125' commuter motorcycle at the annual show in Milan.


The Hero Dawn 125 has been particularly produced for the African region. The motorcycle is focused predominantly towards the commercial section. According to the company, the bike concentrates on utility needs, sturdiness and mileage. The styling of the Dawn is quite simple yet rugged. It gets obvious components like the big round headlamp, long and wide seat, thick black alloy wheels, and a black slim silencer. The metallic front fender offers enhanced rigidity, while the broadened foot pegs makes for better grip. The telescopic front forks additionally appear to have longer travel suspension for enhanced ride quality.  According to Hero, the Dawn provides better fuel efficiency against the competition. 

The Motorcycle is powered by a 4-stroke, air-cooled, 125cc single cylinder mill. The company has  tuned the engine mainly for fuel efficiency, so it produces only 9 bhp of peak power at 7000 rpm and 10.35 nm of maximum torque at 4000 rpm. 

Hero Dawn 125 is not the only Indian bike available in Africa, Bajaj also sells its Boxer 150 model that serves the commercial segment. The launch of the Dawn shows how much potential the African markets have with regards to the small capacity motorcycles.

The Hero Dawn 125 is now available at dealerships over all significant African markets including, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Mozambique among others.

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