Hero Maestro 125 will likely come equipped with a 124.6 cc air-cooled engine from Destini 125 with fuel injection and BSVI compliance
Hero MotoCorp introduced the Destini 125 late last year with tremendous success as it constantly features in the top ten monthly sales charts for scooters. The first Hero scooter to come with patented i3S idle start/stop technology has been well received among customers and to carry on with the momentum, the brand is planning to launch a brand new scooter.
The Destini 125 made its global premiere at the 2018 Auto Expo as Duet 125 and it was accompanied by the Maestro Edge 125. The latter has not entered the domestic market yet and it will happen sometime this month as we exclusively divulged earlier. The Hero Maestro Edge 125 will have several commonalities with the Destini 125 and it includes the powertrain.
The 124.6 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine known as Energy Boost is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 8.70 bhp at 6,750 rpm and 10.2 Nm of peak torque delivered at 5,000 rpm. The Maestro Edge 125 could become the first two-wheeler from the Hero portfolio to have BSVI compliant engine.
There could be a little change in power and torque outputs compared to the Destini 125 in addition to the powertrain sticking with BSVI norms and it will be connected with a CVT transmission. Moreover, the possible inclusion of i3S start/stop technology will give it a distinctive fuel efficiency advantage over its competitors.
The Hero Maestro Edge 125 will likely have an upmarket design with chrome accents and a comfortable single piece seat. It will surely adopt styling cues from the regular Maestro Edge. Just a couple of days ago, Hero launched the Xpulse 200, Xpulse 200T and Xtreme 200S as it has strengthened its entry-level premium offerings.
The Maestro Edge 125 will add to the premium range as the reception for 125 cc scooters has been so good in recent times. Hero will also debut the 2019 Pleasure likely this month and it gets a redesigned front apron featuring silver inserts with turn signals on either side alongside other cosmetic changes.