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Sporty new Hero 125cc scooter noticed testing | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The scooter is predicted to share its underpinnings with present Hero 125cc scooters however will characteristic sportier styling.

Hero MotoCorp has been noticed testing a brand new 125cc scooter with sporty styling that’s anticipated to go up towards the TVS Ntorq and Suzuki Avenis.

There’s a important value in growing an all-new product, and whenever you throw within the present provide chain points plaguing the manufacturing sector globally, it’s apparent why producers are happening the platform-engineering route and constructing a number of merchandise on the identical platform. On the earth of 125cc scooters, we see this with the likes of Suzuki, which affords three scooters on the identical platform, and in addition Hero MotoCorp, which affords the Destini 125 and the Maestro Edge 125, each underpinned by the identical {hardware}.

A 3rd scooter appears set to hitch that Hero platform, with a brand new spy picture exhibiting a scooter that includes extra sporty styling. This new mannequin is predicted to go up towards the TVS Ntorq and the Suzuki Avenis. The entrance apron options extra angular bodywork than we see on the present Hero scooters, and the headlight is mounted down right here, versus the handlebar shroud.

Talking of the handlebar shroud, we see totally digital instrumentation with Hero branding, and it might characteristic Bluetooth connectivity. One other useless giveaway that this can be a Hero is the blue button on the proper change cluster for the i3S stop-start system. Different distinctive styling parts embody the snazzy entrance alloy wheel and the X-shaped tail-lamp. On the again of the apron, there’s a cubby on both aspect, and there ought to be a charging socket on supply too, both in one of many cubby holes or underneath the seat.

A bit of additional underneath the seat, this upcoming scooter is prone to sport the identical 124.6cc engine producing 9.1hp and 10.4Nm, because it does on the opposite Hero 125s. Notably, the scooter appears to be working a 12-inch rear wheel, in contrast to Hero’s different scooters that run a 10-incher on the again. The entrance wheel right here can also be a 12-inch unit. Suspension {hardware} is pretty simple, with a telescopic fork and a monoshock, and the take a look at mule sports activities a entrance disc/rear drum braking set-up.

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