Hero MotoCorp has launched the company’s first 125cc scooter, the Hero Destini 125 in India at a starting price tag of ₹ 54,650 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Destini 125 available in Noble Red, Chestnut Bronze, Panther Black and Pearl Silver White colours while the deliveries of the scooter will start in three to four weeks. The Destini 125 is available in two variants – LX and VX. The Destini 125 LX variant cost ₹ 54,650 while the Destini VX variant costs ₹ 57,500. The Hero Destini 125 has been completely designed and developed in-house at Hero MotoCorp’s R&D centre in Jaipur.
The Hero Destini 125 will compete with Honda Activa 125, Honda Grazia, Suzuki Access 125, Suzuki Burgman Street, TVS Ntorq 125 and Aprilla SR 125.
Visually, the Hero Destini 125 resembles the 110cc Hero Duet, but it gets few cosmetci upgrades and the company has added some premium elements. Originally, the Destini 125 was first showcased as the Hero Duet 125 concept at the Auto Expo 2018 in February this year and later on it changes to Destini by retaining all the features. The overall design is simple, with flowy lines.
The Hero Desitini 125 comes with large chrome panel on the front apron, smaller chrome accents on the sides, semi-digital cluster, alert indicators for the side stand, service due reminder, as well as an external fuel filter cap to aid convenience. The Destini 125 also comes equipped with a lamp for the underseat storage as well as a remote key. The optional features on Hero Destini 125 are front disc brake, Integrated Braking System (IBS) and pass switch. The Hero Destini 125 VX comes with Boot light, mobile charging point, chrome garnishes, cast wheels, dual tone seat covers.
In terms of performance, the Hero Destini 125 is powered by a 125cc air- cooled single-cylinder engine that churns out a maximum power of 8.7 PS at 6,750 rpm and produces a peak torque of 10.2Nm at 5,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a CVT unit and the suspension responsibilities are handled by telescopic front forks and a rear
Dr. Markus Braunsperger, Chief Technology Officer, Hero MotoCorp Ltd., said:
“We are introducing the new Destini 125 scooter, within just a few weeks of launching a new premium motorcycle – Xtreme 200R. This clearly demonstrates our robust in-house competency in designing and developing products in the premium segment. The Destini 125 is the only scooter in India today to offer the revolutionary i3S technology, in addition to providing a perfect balance of power and style. We have a strong pipeline of new products in both scooter and premium motorcycle segments, which we will launch in the coming months.”
Malo Le Masson – Head of Global Product Planning, Hero MotoCorp Ltd., said:
“The scooter market is witnessing a shift towards products with higher engine capacity. The 125cc segment,
in particular, has been expanding at a rapid pace, witnessing a growth of over 75% year-to-date this fiscal. The 125cc segment, therefore, is a focus area for us and we are strategically following a multi-brand approach in this space. In keeping with this strategy, we have debuted today in this category with the Destini125 and will soon introduce another scooter towards the end of the year.”
Sanjay Bhan – Head of Sales, Customer Care and Parts Business, Hero MotoCorp, said:
“We are set to delight our customers by commencing the retail sales of the Destini 125 during the ongoing festive season. We are confident that the
Destini125 will be a strong enabler for us in growing our presence in this category. Our customers in the Delhi-NCR market can buy the Destini125 from tomorrow onwards. It will be made available in other markets across the country over the next three to four weeks.”