India’s largest motorcycle manufacturer, Hero MotoCorp has finally launched the Destini 125 in India. It is being offered in two variant- LX and VX, at the respective pricing of INR 54,650 and INR 57,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Destini 125 is the brand’s flagship and first scooter in the 125cc Automatic Scooter Segment. It was primarily showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo as the Duet 125 alongside the Maestro Edge 125 scooter. The latter is also set to launch by the end of this year. Hero Destini is a family scooter with style, performance and technology. It underpins the Duet 110 cycle parts with a brand new engine tweaked for conveying better low-end power for higher urban usability.
The 124.6 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke engine that coupled to a Variomatic Drive automatic transmission, makes out 8.7bhp at 6,750 rpm and 10.2Nm at 5,000 rpm. While the presence of brand’s patented i3S idle start-stop technology confirms the better fuel efficiency on the go.
Dimensionally, Hero Destini 125 measures 1830mm in length, 726mm in width and 1,155mm in height. The scooter has a wheelbase of 1,245mm and ground clearance of 155mm. On the weighing scale, the Destini 125 touches at 113kgs whereas can bear the maximum payload of 130kgs.
On the suspension setup, it comprises telescopic front forks and hydraulic shock absorbers along with single coil spring type hydraulic rear. While, for braking power, the Destini 125 is armed with drum brakes at both the front and rear wheel respectively. Hero Destini 125 runs on 90/100-10 section tubeless tyres at both the front and rear wheel. Other than this, the company offers an optional front disc and IBS (Integrated Braking System). The mentioned braking system is going to be mandatory under more stringent imminent emission norms from April 2019.
Cosmetically, Hero Destini 125 has a flawless exterior with a decent profile. However, being an evolution for the 110cc sibling, the scooter gets silver finished front accentuated by the large turn indicators. Moreover, there is i3S branding on the front panel and dual tone leather seat. While, at the rear, the scooter gets an exhaust system protected with silver heat shield along with large silver grab rails and footrests.
In terms of features, the Hero Destini 125 includes a semi-digital instrument cluster displaying additional information like the side stand indicator and service reminder. In addition to this, there is a pass switch, external fuel filling and a remote key for the user’s convenience. The Hero Destini 125 will go in competition with the likes of TVS Ntorq 125, Suzuki Burgman Street 125, and Aprilia SR 125 in the premium 125cc segment.