Priced at Rs 54,650 onwards, the Hero Destini is the brand’s latest offering in 125 cc scooter segment. The sales will begin in the next few weeks, and it will be available in two variants, namely LX (price: Rs 54,650) and VX (price: Rs 57,500). Hero has included its stop-start tech (i3S in Hero’s language), making it the first scooter to boast the feature, mentions the company.
Powering the scooter is a 125 cc engine that makes 8.7 bhp@6750 rpm and 1.04 kgm@5000 rpm. To cater to the style-conscious scooter buyer, the Destini 125 gets a metal body, four metallic colours (Noble Red, Chestnut Bronze, Panther Black, and Pearl Silver White), chrome appliqués, cast wheels, etc. Other notable features, apart from the aforementioned stop-start tech, include a digital-analogue speedometer, mobile charging port, light for the luggage compartment, external fuel filler, etc. There’s also a side-stand indicator and a service-due reminder as well. It must be kept in mind that some of the features are standard only on the better-specced VX version only.
Hero MotoCorp’s CTO, Markus Braunsperger 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 13S 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.”
Head of Global Product Planning, Hero MotoCorp, Malo Le Masson 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 per cent year-to-date this fiscal. The 125 cc 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 Destini 125 and will soon introduce another scooter towards the end of the year.”
Head of Sales, Customer Care and Parts Business, Sanjay Bhan 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 Destini 125 will be a strong enabler for us in growing our presence in this category. Our customers in the Delhi-NCR market can buy the Destini 125 from tomorrow onwards. It will be made available in other markets across the country over the next three to four weeks.”