Hero is all set to launch their Destini scooter in India. It, along with the 2018 Maestro was showcased to a handful of dealers recently- strongly indicating a launch around the corner. If you think that the scooter looks familiar even though the name doesn’t, there’s good reason. The Destini is actually a rebranded 2018 Hero Duet and was showcased at this year’s Auto Expo with latter name tag.
Why Destini? Well the other name wasn’t really bringing in hordes of customers, was it? From 2018, Hero wants to clearly distinguish the Destini as a family scooter and the new name is a start. The Maestro is then aimed to entice a younger audience.
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Hero Destini 125 design and specs
Designed and engineered at Hero Motocorp’s Center for Innovation and Technology (CIT), the Destini 125 is identical to the Duet displayed at the Expo. This means that it gets a redesigned front fascia, new lights, larger engine cover, black wheels and different exhaust canister. It also gets an analogue-digital instrument cluster, mobile charging port and first in a Hero scooter- i3s idle start/stop technology.
The Hero Destini 125 comes powered by a 124.6 cc air-cooled engine mated to a CVT gearbox.
|Latest Industry buzz:||Showcased to dealers|
|Expected Price (ex-showroom, Delhi):||Rs. 55,000/-|
|Expected Launch date:||September 2018|
|Colours available||Noble Red, Chestnut Bronze, Panther Black, and Pearl Silver|
|Competition||Honda Activa, Suzuki Access, Aprilia SR 125|
|Engine||124.55, 4 stroke|
|Power||6.5 kW (8.7 bhp) @ 6750 rpm|
|Torque||10.2 Nm @ 5000 rpm|
|Brakes||Front: 130mm drum|
|Rear: 130mm drum|
|Rear: Single coil sprice hydraulic|
DIMENSIONS, DESIGN FEATURES AND VARIANTS AVAILABLE
|Length: 1803 mm
Ground clearance: 155 mm
Kerb weight: 111.5 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 5.5 litres
That’s all about the Hero Destini for now. We will update with more details soon.