Hero Destini 125 Vs Honda Activa 125 Vs Suzuki Access 125 – Detailed Comparison

Here we put the newly launched Hero Destini 125 against Honda Activa 125 and Suzuki Access 125. All these three models are targeted towards family buyers rather than the younger generation.

Hero Destini 125 was recently launched in India to take on the success of Honda Activa 125 and Suzuki Access 125. Activa and Access are currently amongst the top-selling two-wheelers of India. Hero plans to provide a tough competition with its new 125cc scooter. The Destini 125 misses out on LED lighting and an optional front disc brake. This is the biggest down point for the Destini, otherwise, it would have been a complete package. Read more about the Destini 125 here. Anyhow, these three scooters are entry-level 125cc scooters, targeted for family buyers. So let’s compare these three scooters know the better one.

Hero Destini 125 Vs Honda Activa 125 Vs Suzuki Access 125

Hero Destini 125 Vs Honda Activa 125 Vs Suzuki Access 125 – Prices

Hero Destini 125Honda Activa 125
Suzuki Access 125
Prices (ex-showroom)Rs 54,650 to Rs 57,500Rs 59,921 to Rs 64,307
Rs 55,566 to Rs 59,235

The Destini 125 is the least priced among its competitors. On the other hand, Activa is the most expensive scooter in its segment. The prices of Activa come in range with Grazia’s price, which is a sportier and more feature equipped scooter. Earlier, Access 125 was the cheapest one in this segment.

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Hero Destini 125 Vs Honda Activa 125 Vs Suzuki Access 125 – Engine Specs

Hero Destini 125Honda Activa 125
Suzuki Access 125
Engine124.6cc124.9cc124cc
Power8.7 BHP8.52 BHP8.6 BHP
Torque10.2 Nm10.54 Nm10.2 Nm
TransmissionVariomatic DriveCVTV-Matic

Destini 125 is the most powered scooter in its segment. The power figures at 8.7 BHP are higher than Access by 1 BHP and Activa by around 2 BHP. Despite weighing 10 kgs more than the Access, Destini delivers better power. We rode the Destini and found the acceleration to be linear.

Hero Destini 125 Vs Honda Activa 125 Vs Suzuki Access 125 – Mileage and Top Speed

Fuel Tank Capacity5.5 Litres5.3 Litres5.6 Litre
Mileage (claimed)55 kmpl59 kmpl64 kmpl
Riding Range (as per claimed mileage)300 kms310 kms350 kms
Top-Speed90 km/hr90 km/hr92 km/hr

The Destini gets a fuel tank capacity of 5.5 Litres. The approximated mileage is 55 kmpl, which gives a riding range of about 300 kms on a full tank. The Destini 125 achieves a top speed of 90 km/hr.

The Activa 125 gets a 5.3 Litre fuel tank capacity. The claimed mileage is 59 kmpl, offering a riding range of 310 kms on a full tank. Activa’s top speed is similar to Destini as 90 km/hr.

Access is the lightest of them. It gets a bigger fuel tank capacity of 5.6 Litres. Suzuki claims that Access gives a mileage of 64 kmpl, which gives an approx riding range of 350 kms in one go. The top speed is also better than both the scooters, at 92 km/hr.

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Hero Destini 125 Vs Honda Activa 125 Vs Suzuki Access 125 – Dimensions

Hero Destini 125Honda Activa 125
Suzuki Access 125
Length1809 mm1814 mm1870 mm
Width729 mm704 mm655 mm
Height1154 mm1151 mm1160 mm
Wheelbase1245 mm1260 mm1265 mm
Ground Clearance155 mm155 mm160 mm
Weight111.5 Kgs108 kgs101 Kgs

The biggest difference you can see here is between the weight of these scooters. The Destini is whooping 10 kgs heavier than the Access and 5 kgs more than the Activa 125. Here, Access emerges as a winner as it is longer, sleeker, taller and gets more ground clearance than both the scooters.

2017 suzuki access 125 front angle

Also Read: TVS Ntorq 125 Vs Honda Grazia – Specification Comparison

Hero Destini 125 Vs Honda Activa 125 Vs Suzuki Access 125 – Suspension and Brakes

Hero Destini 125Honda Activa 125
Suzuki Access 125
Front SuspensionTelescopic, Hydraulic Shock AbsorbersTelescopicTelescopic
Rear SuspensionSingle Coil Spring Hydraulic TypeSpring loaded hydraulic typeSwing Arm
BrakesFront and Rear Drum brakesFront and rear Drum brakes (Disc Optional)
Front and Rear Drum (Disc Optional)

Destini 125 uses telescopic shock absorbers in the front and the single coil spring type in the back. Destini 125 gets only drum brakes and no option of a disc brake.

Activa 125 gets telescopic function in the front and spring loaded hydraulic type in the rear. For braking, it gets drum brakes with an option of a front disc brake.

Access 125 uses telescopic forks in the front and a swing arm suspension in the rear. It also offers drum brakes with an option of a front disc brake.

Also Read: Honda Activa 125 vs Suzuki Access 125 – Specification Comparison

 

new 2017 honda activa 125 front angle

Hero Destini 125 Vs Honda Activa 125 Vs Suzuki Access 125 – Features

Destini 125 comes with some handy features and also misses out on many important features. The features are as follows:

  1. Side Stand Indicator
  2. Digi-Analog instrument cluster
  3. Boot Lamp
  4. Charging slot in Boot
  5. External Fuel Filler Cap
  6. External locks for Boot and Fuel
  7. Service Reminder

Activa 125 gets an important feature, which the other two do not receive. It has a pretty balanced features list in its segment. Here are the features of the Activa 125:

  1. LED headlamps
  2. LED Position Lamp
  3. Digital Analog Meter
  4. Eco Speed Indicator
  5. 4-in-1 lock with seat opening switch
  6. Service due indicator
  7. Mobile Charging socket

Also Read: Best 125CC Scooters In India – Price, Specifications, Mileage

Lastly, the Access 125 is the scooter with the least features onboard. Here is the features list:

  1. Digital-Analog Meter
  2. One Push Central Lock system
  3. Front Storage Pocket
  4. Front Mobile charging slot

So, here are all the specifications and details required to choose between these three scooters.