Hero Motocorp has unveiled two new 125 CC Scooters at the Auto Expo 2018- the Hero Maestro Edge 125 i3S and the Hero Duet 125 CC i3S. Both these scooters use same engines which are single cylinder petrol engined with automatic transmission and deliver a peak power of 8.7 BHP of peak power and peak torque of 10.2 Nm. Both these scooters offer the automatic idle-stop system called the i3S which automatically turns off the engine when the vehicle is at a stop position whether in traffic or at a red signal. The engine comes back on when the accelerator is used by the rider and hence it saves fuel by reducing the idle time of the engine.
In terms of design, the Hero Duet 125 i3S looks more attractive and modern compared to the ongoing model. Aesthetically, you get silver accents and large turn indicators on the front. The headlamp is large and clear in design. There is also visible i3S branding on the front of the scooter.
Seat texture is also dual tone and seat size look moderate. There are telescopic suspensions on the front and combination brakes arrangement. The front and rear both get drum brakes. The side profile of the scooter looks average while the rear looks attractive. There is also silver colour heat shield on the exhaust pipe along with silver grab rails behind the pillion rider seat.
There are dual tone ascents all around the scooter with body coloured rear view mirrors adding to the visual appeal of the Duet 125 CC.