Hero MotoCorp, India's leading two-wheeler manufacturing company will be introducing a new 125cc scooter in India today at an event in New Delhi. To be christened as Hero Destini 125, the automatic scooter was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018 as a Hero Duet 125. The launch event of the new scooter is scheduled to commence from 11.30 am IST onwards. The Hero Destini will be the first scooter from the company in the 125cc segment, which will be pitted against TVS NTorq 125, Honda Grazia, and the Suzuki Burgman Street 125. Auto Expo 2018: Hero MotoCorp Unveils 200cc Adventure Motorcycle, 2 Scooters.
Hero MotoCorp's new 125cc scooter is completely developed in-house at the company's Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur. The company will be revealing the prices for the new 125cc scooter for the domestic market today. The company will be broadcasting the launch event of Destini 125 on its official Facebook page. The launch event is slated to commence from 11.30 am IST onwards.
Feature-wise, the new 125cc scooter will come equipped with an optional disc brake upfront, integrated Braking system (IBS), service reminder, pass switch, external fuel filling and much more. Additional highlights of the scooter are mobile charging facility, boot light, side stand indicator, and more. Virat Kohli Performs Stunt in Hero Xtreme 200R TVC: Checkout the Responses.
As far as the powertrain options are concerned, the scooter will be powered by a 125cc, air-cooled engine. The unit will be tuned to make 8.7 bhp of maximum power with 10.2 Nm of peak torque. For deceleration, the new Destini scooter will come fitted with drum brakes as standard linked with Integrated Braking System (IBS) for an efficient braking for added safety.
Going by the rumours and speculations, the new Destini scooter is expected to be priced somewhere in the price bracket of Rs 52,000 to Rs 55,000 (ex-showroom). As a reminder, Hero is quite popular from introducing multiple variants for its scooter offerings like 'with steel wheels', 'alloy wheels', 'drum brakes' and 'disc brakes'. So, we can speculate similar classification for the upcoming Destini scooter.