2015 Hero Dawn 125 cc variant likely to go on sale this Diwali
Hero MotoCorp, which has been the undisputed leader of Indian motorcycle market since time immemorial, has a range of highly fuel-efficient and reliable products to woo all those in the market for a well-sorted out commuter motorcycle. While the gazillion variants of the Passion and the Splendor have remained at the forefront of Hero’s operations, models like the Dawn have also been responsible for bringing enough success to Here in certain pockets, especially the rural markets. Having all the bases covered in the highly competitive 100cc segment, Hero seems to be now working on establishing an even stronger foothold in the budget-end of the fast-growing 125cc bike market. And to spearhead this cause will be an all-new 125cc variant of the Dawn that will enjoy a higher power along with the traditional traits of its 100cc sibling. The Hero Dawn 125cc model will help the manufacturer increase its sales in the 125cc segment and also thwart the fast rising threat from Honda. Read on to find out more about the upcoming Hero Dawn 125 commuter motorcycle.
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From the looks of it, the Hero Dawn 125 launch isn’t too far in the offing. We expect the bike to hit the showrooms around Diwali this year.
The 100cc Dawn retails for roughly INR 40,000 (ex-showroom). The 125 cc variant, which will borrow in plenty from its smaller sibling, is hence expected to cost a little more than INR 42,000.
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Fuel mileage has always been the selling point of bikes catering to the commuter market and hence, in all likelihood, the Dawn 125 will be promoted as the most fuel efficient motorcycle in its segment. Expect a real-world fuel mileage of up to 70 km/l.
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As the name suggests, the Hero Dawn 125 is powered by a 125cc single-cylinder engine that comes from the Glamour. This engine pumps out a maximum power of 9.1 BHP and a peak torque of 10.35 Nm. For the Dawn, transmission duties will be taken care of by a four-speed manual gearbox.
Design and Styling
The Hero Dawn 125cc variant will boast of a round headlamp flanked by a cowl, luggage carriers and spoke wheels. The tail-piece and side cowl seem to come from the Glamour and the speedo console is a pretty basic unit. Overall, the bike has a simple and an utilitarian design.
Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the upcoming Hero Dawn 125 cc variant.