Hero MotoCorp has commenced the nationwide retail of the Hero Destini 125 scooter. The company launched the Destini 125 in India on 22 October, priced at INR 54,650 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the base LX variant.
The top-end VX variant of the Hero Destini 125 costs INR 57,500 (ex-showroom Delhi) and the scooter rivals the Suzuki Access 125, Honda Activa 125 and the Aprilia SR125. It is available in four colour schemes - Chestnut Bronze, Noble Red, Pearl Silver White and Panther Black.
Speaking on occasion, Mr Sanjay Bhan, Head of Sales, Customer Care and Parts Business - Hero MotoCorp, said:
We are set to delight our customers by commencing the national retail sales of the Destini 125. We are confident that the Destini 125 will be a strong enabler for us in growing our presence in this category. We strategically launched the scooter during the festive period in the Delhi-NCR market, and the initial response has been very positive.
The Hero Destini 125 is the first and only 125cc scooter in India to feature the idle start-stop-system (i3S). Following are the ex-showroom prices in specific markets -
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The Destini 125 debuted at the Auto Expo 2018 as the Hero Duet 125, alongside the Hero Maestro Edge 125. It employs a 124.6 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, Energy Boost engine that produces a maximum power of 8.70 bhp at 6,750 rpm along with a peak torque of 10.2 Nm at 5,000 rpm. The scooter has a top speed of 85 km/h and a claimed fuel economy of 51.58 km/l.
The scooter has a fuel tank capacity of 5.5 litres, while the kerb weight stands at 111.5 kg. The scooter comes shod with telescopic forks up front, and a spring-loaded hydraulic rear damper performs suspension duties. The Destini 125 rides on 10-inch cast wheels that wrap on 90/100 section tyres.