Hero stepped up in the 125cc segment with its new Destini 125 scooter. Starting today, the national retail sales of Hero Destini 125 has begun.
The first batch of bookings was open till now. It was launched in India on 22nd October, amidst the festive season. For those who have booked the scooters, the deliveries will also begin starting today.
Destini is Hero’s first 125cc scooter. It is a family targeted scooter, with the traditional conservative looks. It comes in 2 variants, with prices starting at Rs 54,650 up to Rs 57,500 (ex-showroom Delhi).
Here is the detailed price list according to the cities:
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Hero Destini 125 comes with a 124.6cc engine. The engine delivers 8.7 BHP and 10.2 Nm of peak torque. This engine is tuned for a linear torque delivery, which gives a stable performance overall.
Destini 125 is Hero’s first scooter to feature the i3S idle stop-start technology. This system is found in Hero’s commuter bikes. If the engine is idle for more than 10 seconds, then it automatically switches off the engine. With the press of the brake and twist of acceleration, the engine switches on again.
You can disengage this feature using a switch provided on the cluster.
The claimed mileage efficiency is around 55 kmpl. Hero claims that it will provide a better overall mileage because of the i3S technology.
Features aboard Hero Destini 125 include side stand indicator, service due reminder, digi-analogue cluster, pass switch, external fuel filling cap, mobile charging port and Remote key opening for the boot and fuel cap.
For braking, it uses drum brakes at both ends. It misses out on optional disc brakes, which most of its competitor offer with. However, Hero promises to equip its next 125cc sporty scooter with a standard disc brake.
Hero Destini 125 comes in total 4 colour options – Noble Red, Chestnut Bronze, Panther Black and Pearl Silver White.
As far as the competition goes, it goes up against Honda Activa 125, Suzuki Access 125 and Mahindra Gusto 125.
Amongst these, Gusto offers the most features but misses out on the front disc brake. Access 125 offers the least features, but because of its peppy engine and cheap pricing, it is a preferred choice. Activa 125 is undoubtedly selling the highest scooter amongst these 4 scooters.
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