Festive season brings an influx of new launches in passenger car and two-wheeler segment in India. This year too we expect a plethora of launches from car and two-wheeler manufacturers who have already started gearing up for the festive season. Hero MotoCorp is also readying to roll out two of its products sometime in October-November. The company will introduce two of its 125cc scooters-Hero Maestro Edge 125 and Destini 125 in the country. Hero will first launch Destini in the market, which is primarily Hero Duet 125 displayed at the Auto Expo 2018. It has been designed and developed at Hero’s Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur, and will go against models like Hero Activa 125 and Suzuki Access in the segment.
The new 125cc scooter derives power from a single-cylinder, air-cooled, 124.6cc engine that puts out maximum power of 8.7 bhp at 6,750 rpm against 10.2 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. Transmission duties on the scoter are handled by a Variomatic Drive gearbox. In a bid to improve fuel economy, Hero has also equipped an i3S start-stop system in the scooter. It rides on the 90/100-10 section tubeless tyres and features 130 mm drum brakes at both ends. Touted to be a family scooter, Hero Destini 125 will feature LED tail-lamp, external fuel-lid, under seat storage and a mobile charging point. Suspension duties on the 111.5 kg scooter will be carried out by telescopic front forks and a single coil spring hydraulic unit at the rear.
The other scooter that is set for launch during the festive season is Hero Maestro Edge which was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 alongside Hero Duet 125 (Hero Destini 125). The Suzuki Burgman Street rival will be a sporty offering that will be aimed at the youth. Just like Detini, it will also come with Hero’s i3S technology for a higher fuel economy. It will get power from the 8.7 bhp, 124.6 cc engine paired to a CVT. In terms of features, it will get boot light, outer fuel-filler cap, mobile charging port, integrated braking system, dual-tone mirrors, semi-digital instrument cluster with service due indicator, tubeless tyres and 10-inch alloy wheels. Stopping power on the Maestro 125 will come from disc brake at front and drum unit at the back. The suspension set-up will include telescopic forks at front and spring-loaded hydraulic damper at the rear.