The automatic scooter market is growing faster than the motorcycle segment.
A report in Autocar Professional reveals that Hero MotoCorp will launch a 125 cc automatic scooter this year. While the report does not identify the scooter, Hero had showcased a 125 cc scooter, Hero Dare, at the 2014 Auto Expo, which has not launched yet.
The Hero Dare is powered by a 124.6 cc forced air cooled mill which is capable of producing 9.38 hp at 7,500 rpm and 9.8 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. The scooter tips the scales at 114 kg and gets a 200 mm disc up front with two piston calliper.
The report adds that Hero MotoCorp will be launching the scooter by September 2017 (first two quarters of fiscal 2017-18). The Hero Dare gets features like alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights and a digital instrumentation console. The scooter can store 6 litres of petrol and a ground clearance of 155 mm.
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The Hero Dare also gets tubeless tyres, dual tone body colours, concealed choke, LED taillamp and service due indicator. A side stand reminder, which has been seen in a lot of Hero products, will also be present.
Competing the likes of the Honda Activa 125 and Suzuki Access 125, the Hero Dare will aim to attract youth with a sharp design language.
[Source: Autocar Professional]