Hero Ignitor is the latest 125cc bike from Hero Motocorp, a world leader in the manufacture of two-wheelers. After Hero Honda started operating separately as Hero Motocorp, it looks like the Hero bikes are all set to take on the Honda’s.

The sporty and stylish Honda Stunner is Honda’s reply to the Ignitor. Though the bikes appear similar in terms of appearance and overall performance, there are some differences between them too.

Price Comparison

The on road base models of the Honda Stunner start at Rs.54,000 with variants going up to about Rs.60,000. The Ignitor is also priced the same more or less, and ranges between Rs.55,000 to Rs.61,000.

Performance

The Stunner gives out 11 bhp at 8000 rpm with its 124.7 cc engine. The Ignitor’s 125cc ATFT, air cooled, single cylinder engine also provides a maximum of 11 PS power at 8800 RPM. While the Ignitor features a 125cc ATFT engine, the Stunner uses the OHC single cylinder. The ATFT technology ensures more power from more efficient fuel burning, and thus more savings on fuel costs.

The 5 speed transmission feature incorporated in the Honda Stunner provides superior initial acceleration, good overtaking pickup, and excellent power at different speed ranges. The initial acceleration (0-60) of the Ignitor is 6.20 seconds while that of the Stunner is 5.20 seconds. As far as initial acceleration is concerned, the Stunner wins hands-down.

The Hero Ignitor uses paper type air filer which is the same as in Hunk and CBZ Extreme, while the Stunner uses the viscous type. The basic difference between the two types of filters lies in terms of maintenance. The viscous filters provide a more hassle free ride and require less maintenance in comparison with the paper type filters of the Hero Motocorp.

Mileage

The Ignitor offers a mileage of around 55 – 60 kmpl which is almost the same as that of the Stunner (which is around 60 kmpl).

Variants

The Ignitor is available in three variants including self disc, self drum, and kick start. The Honda Stunner variants include the CBF Fi and CBF Drum, both with 124.7cc, 4-stroke engines.

Other Features and Specifications

Both the bikes have split seats, separate for rider and pillion, that ensures comfort and also add to the sporty appearance. The bikes share almost the same dimensions, height, length, width and weight too.

 

The Hero Ignitor comes furnished with an analog RPM meter and a digital speed panel. The Stunner has a more analog type dashboard. The right dial has the fuel indicator and the left dial incorporates the trip meter and the ODO meter. The center panel holds the single signal indicator and the high beam indicator.

The Stunner has wider tubeless tyres with black alloy wheels whereas the Ignitor has sportier five spoke, alloy wheels.

Verdict

It is a general opinion of the public that Hero parts are easier to obtain than Honda bikes. For the same reason, Hero bikes are also priced a little on the lower scale compared to Honda’s. Honda bikes however are known for their reliability. If you want to buy refined, you may consider the Honda Stunner while those of you looking to cut down costs may opt for the Hero Ignitor.

P.S. The data is accurate to the best of our knowledge. However if you find an error, let us know in the comments below.

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  • hs

    please correct the article…

  • hash

    when did they launch ignitor…whats the ex showroom price

  • hs

    honda stunner is not honda’s reply to ignitor, it is hero’s COPY of honda stunner….

    • SNU

      ya you are correct hero iginator is same copy of honda stunner

    • Suzit

      Correct.. ignitor is copy cat… Honda is honda.. I net ignitor will not will fail to give compettion to Stunner.

      Because if you copy then you will never success…

      I’m a lover of Stunner.. n ignitor os just like a joke..

  • mai kon hu ?

    both are crap…….

  • AKASH

    Let the ignitor come to roads. Then everyone can compare it with the stunner. Without that we can’t write it as faltu bike etc.
    Moreover two bikes in the same range enhances the option for bikers.

  • Avs

    The stunner shown in the figure is the old version…the new version comes with tachometer and more stylish graphics…and ATFT is the name given by Hero moto corp for the same engines used by Honda…see the ATFT engines used in Hunk and Extreme which are the same mill used in Unicorn ( Business trick ??)…infact these are the two same engines but Stunner is more Torquer than Heros’…

  • Pratik viper

    U missed tachometer nd engine cowl pics of stunner. . . .#in ur pics. .

  • Pulsarboy

    To me it looks like the author of this article missed the point that Ignitor is nothing but rebadged Stunner with few tweaks here and there. Can’t believe someone actually thought we could compare both bikes & come out with a verdit. Shall I say, Bravo!! and the best joke i’ve come across in this article is “The sporty and stylish Honda Stunner is Honda’s reply to the Ignitor”.. LOL!! Honda Stunner is reply to Hero Ignitor, what a joke, can’t stop laughing 🙂 🙂 :),

    • SKambali

      I think they have changed it PULSARBOY…

      😛

    • Rout

      correct….. its the joke of the day

  • vino

    Its hightime hero starts to learn to stand on their own leg instead of copycat works

  • wasif

    The Head Light of the Ignitor is from Glamour 2011,speedometer looks like Hunk. I think if they can overcome the vibration then I guess it will be a better bike then Stunner,so when will it come in sale??

  • Sayan

    @Admin- Honda stunner is equipped with a tachometer since last 2011, the photo is old.

  • fas

    Nothing but badge engineering! When will Hero make own distinctive products?

  • Raj

    lets se what is inside the ignitor . it is better if it delivers more ascompared to the stunner with low mainteinance and fuel consumption.

  • harendra singh

    This article seems the promo for Ignitor, as it is clear that Ignitor is true copy of Stunner itself. Then how can these two bikes can be compared. Whereas Honda has clear advantage over HMC. Other example of this that X-passion is to be launched soon with having engine of Honda Twister.

  • vijay More Patil

    Faltu comparision. hero is father of honda and father is always father. See the difference between father and child when both are on road.

  • mahi

    Honda stunner is the best ,,it got its own style ,, muscular body,,everything is been perfectly designed ,, coming to the prize, millage , style Honda has it mark ,, it have a sporty look,, that to with a good millage ,, i like Honda stunner very much,, i loved it,,

  • mahi

    one request to the Hound (stunner) people ,,it better to have a”” short “”double bar sportive handle (like pulser,, Yamaha r1 )so it will give a good styles look to the person who is rides the bike ,, it will be the best bike in India

  • sadik

    mr kunwar bloodsports i read your comment on honda stunner that it vibrate at 70 kmph that a very big wrong you said the stunner bike that you may have or you may riden may have some problem because i have a honda old 100cc engine that it brought to india in 1983 in a bike called cd 100 now it is call a new hero honda cd dawn & touch wood i have touch a 95 kmph on the speedometer one & touch wood 85 kmph on the speedometer many times & one more touch wood it did not vibrate any time in any speeds touch wood again

  • Raghavan N

    LMAO reading this article.What is the whole point comparing a clone to the original?

  • P.Solairaj

    Very useful!

    • Raja

      Very use ful to me

  • kunal

    hey guys…let’s drive ignitor….i know it is copy of stunner….. performance wise compare it later…..! Isn’t it rational…..?

  • jaguar

    After Hero and Honda, split up, Hero has access to any of Honda`s products and technology support until 2015. Basically Ignitor is a copy of Stunner and Hero accepted it while launching Ignitor at Auto Expo. Hero until now doesn`t even have its own engine, all the ATFT is hero name for the same engine. But the sad part is Hero has to discontinue all these bikes by 2015. This comparison is a joke, the author needs to understand that there is no bike or engine available with Hero. They have started their R&D only recently and it will take some years to come out with their bikes.

  • ramkishan

    ignitor – stunner se bheter ban sakti hai agar esmai khuch badlao kiye jain jase head light with poi let lamp, back grub rail, back tail light, winker & back fender

  • jitu yamahafan

    igniter is copy of stunner but stunner is looking storty headlight than ignitor.Ab ignitor kab ayegi or stunner ko takker degi ye to tym ki baat hai.tab tak stunner is best.

  • Jay

    the Ignitor may look a lot like the Stunner, but are very different bikes..

  • The truth

    Hero is a worst company

    its a copy of stunner ……

    WTF

  • The truth

    hero nikle to honda se hai ……………………. haha

  • ryder

    both are crap . . move on

  • HARSHA

    U missed tachometer nd engine cowl pics of stunner. . . .#in ur pics. .

    • karan

      The finishing for Stunner is so good, But hero bikes fails here..
      just look at ZMR, total loss.. n If you see CRR (fantastic look)
      If ignitor would have launched in 150 cc then chances was thr but this ignitor 125 cc will be total loss..

      Hero ignitor should be penalized for copying the style..
      Red n black stunner looks dam sexy..

  • Suzit

    The finishing for Stunner is so good, But hero bikes fails here..
    just look at ZMR, total loss.. n If you see CRR (fantastic look)
    If ignitor would have launched in 150 cc then chances was thr but this ignitor 125 cc will be total loss..

    Hero ignitor should be penalized for copying the style..

  • Lost and Damned

    Ignitor is nice bike. We riders know how we roll!
    You guys keep splitting s**ts here abt Hero. But You’ll have the truth front of you soon. Live Raw!

  • SOURAV

    PLANNING FOR AN IGNITOR…..HONDA SERVICE SUXXXX!

  • mali

    Hi friends i thought of buying Stunner CBF but later i came to know that new version of Stunner has been launched in the name of Hero honda-ignitor , then i went to the showroom to view the hero ignitor when compared to stunner i found only two changes which are ….
    1. in stunner kick start option is missing and only analog meter
    2. in ignitor we have kick start as well as self start and it has Digital meter and the front body is looking damn sexy while compare with stunner. finally i love the ignitor and booked . i will get my ignitor within 5 days… waiting for that awesome bike… 🙂

    • Yogesh

      Muze hero ignitor lini he.?

  • madhu

    i think its good but it effects your’s image bcoz it was copied of stunner ,when your divided from honda ,i think u can proof your capacity ,when you r lanched ur impluse my gusting is correct but this model ur copied that’s y i’m saying like this.

    • Naveen

      Hi Frnd! Impulse is also inspired from honda CRF250 (With 150cc engine instead of 250, thats it.)

  • knight

    other companies invent the technology and hero follows … first digital meter pulsar last digital meter hunk… first rear disk brk in 150cc apache last is cbz.. first nitro suspension pulsar last is hunk… and many more … hero is just an indian hero “jugaad se chal raha hai bhai”

  • sathish

    Intially i was having a option to go with Stunner but suddenly changed my opinion with ignitor becuase lookwise- sporty & mileage -50-55 same as stunner & price- same as stunner. Go for Iginitor

  • rajan

    is hero ignitor vibrating like honda stunner at 70km/h…………………………………………
    REPLY

  • Faann

    Don’t you have seen the AirScoops in Ignitor?

  • Mohit kumar

    Ignitor is new at market so now it is impossible to decide which bike is good and which bike is better after some time when we will be able to see ignitor on road then we can decide the champ

  • mr singh

    all r wrong ‘Ignitor’ is BEST than ‘Stunner’ (bike pickup, max speed, gaer sifting so nice than Stunner), i already ride Both bikes.

  • alok

    ignator is fadu hai boss go and get it now

  • sudhir

    ignitor is best bike in this version ]……..i have already book new hero ignitor so let the competition n buy ur fev. bike ////// yaar ye india hai yha sab bikta hai

  • anuj raghav

    on road price is not right

  • venu

    am getting confused…….i would like to buy an bike from hero ignitor or honda stunner…..plz tel me the correct bike friends

  • pavan

    stunner fans out there it is the worst bike on indian roads at present

  • Naveen

    Being a mass leader in two wheeler market, hero should introduce new products on its own(rather tahn rebadging or copying) else honda will defintely take the 1st position (as they are in full form now, with launch of dream yuga & upcoming launches)

  • Abhishek

    How can Hero make a clear clean copy? This is like people who do mimicry of stars to survive n feel stomach.

  • Abhishek

    N whose stunner vibrates on 70km/hr? Please get servicing done with proper mechanics. Mine never vibrated even on 100km/hr since last 2 yrs.. Ny1 can come n have a ride.

  • gaurav

    economically hero is good but honda is more stylish & and original.. Ignitor is copy of stunner…

  • mohit

    pls get the current picture of honda stunner

  • Aaditya

    haters gonna hate stunner…….. thnk abt it,, at this price wht else u want??? u got style nd performance toooo……. n ignitor fans out there u aint riders man…….. a copy of nythng can’t be betr than orignal…. riders know the fact 🙂

  • xyz

    the price of ignitor in bangalore as on oct 5 is 70,200 inr

  • pratap mandal

    My Advice is this bike is very stylish and performance

  • pankaj

    Heyyy guys,,, i have a new honda stunner cbf nd i say this bike is awesome……about the hero ignitor i say its a copy ,,,,no no no….its not a correct copy….its failure………….shame hero ignitor……..honda rocks….my bike give me 65-70 kml….and its looks truly very very good than ignitor……

    • Deep

      Dear,
      Think again while saying shame hero because hero motocorp always believe in providing better quality. As many bikes present in market or even cars which are same but of different makes. For your information, i have Hero ignitor & it gives me better results than Honda stunner which i sold out last month. Techanically i know the price of parts used in ignitor is much more than stunner but the price of bike in market is same. Hero is first think about customer satisfaction then the cost/profit. Please think while commenting.

  • piyush

    Stunner is more greater than ignitor in the matter of pick up ..

  • CHANDAN SING

    Honda stunner is the best ,,it got its own style ,, muscular body,,everything is been perfectly designed ,, coming to the prize, millage , style Honda has it mark ,, it have a sporty look,, that to with a good millage ,, i like Honda stunner very much,, i loved it,,

  • Tezz

    Hi frnds,

    Its true that Hero Honda Bikes were damm good for everything even I have the one. But only thing I was disappointed about, is the worst service by Hero Honda Service Centers, nw It has been converted to Hero motocorp’s Service stations but still there is an issue of poor service quality with them too. Think twice B4 buying any Two wheeler of this manufacturer. Bcoz I personaly feel that the servicing during initial 1 or 2 years affects on your bike’s life! i think Honda is good at providing a better service as compare to Hero motocorp.

  • veeru Goudar

    Nice bike

  • sumit prajapati

    hero ignitor look like as hero

  • talha

    buy every three year new bike .dont think wich is better

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  • sanish

    Overviews
    Price : Rs.57900
    Engine Type : Air cooled , 4 – stroke single cylinder OHC
    Displacement : 124.7 cc
    Compression Ratio : 9.2 :1
    Maximum Power : 8.20 kW ( 11 bhp ) @ 8000 rpm
    Maximum Torque : 11 N-m @ 5000 rpm
    Cylinder Bore : 52.4 mm
    Stoke : 57.8 mm
    Ignition : Digital CDI
    Starting : Kick Start
    Wheel Base : 1270 mm
    Tyre Size : Front-80/100 x 17 – M/C 46 P ( Tubeless Tyre ), Rear-100/90 x 17 – M/C 55P ( Tubeless Tyre )
    Wheel Type : Alloy

    Efficiency
    Fuel Efficiency : 55 kmpl
    Fuel Capacity : 10 ltrs
    Fuel Reserve : 2 lts
    Fuel Type : Petrol
    Charging Duration : NA

    Dimensions
    Length : 2010 mm
    Height : 1095 mm
    Width : 710 mm
    Ground Clearance : 175 mm
    Saddle Height : NA
    Curb Weight : 129 kgs
    Total Weight : NA
    Weight Carrying Capacity : NA
    Chassis : Tubular , Diamond Type

  • Archit

    Sir, i want to ask i decided to buy a Hero Ignitor but from public opinion i didn`t likely to buy it . The main factor considering in this is its average and bit sporty look only for me nothing more intresting. Please suggest me to buy it or not or go for Hunk or Xtreme is a better decsion or a bike near about this prices which are good for a youngster *(including mileage factor).

  • stn

    Abe stunner ‘salo’ a “copy” is not any disadvantages!!! ignitor is copy and modified version of stunner.. stunner is good but featureless bike i.e no digital console,old body graphics etc. So ‘IGNITOR’ guys raise your hand for the best ‘mal’…

    At last hum logoko better feature se matlab hai naki koyi copy se..
    Ek kahani yaad aya … ‘Seer jata hai aur kutta voikte hai’…
    ei sab chalta rahega…

    • Paul chalil

      Its of no use pal… Stunner IS STUNNER ITSELF.. No ignitor is gona punch it…stunner was been launchd years ago and a proper style goes to stunner..also wth the engine power and the mileage…so u guys taste nd see tat…

  • Paul chalil

    Yea tats rite..its a copy of stunner..and ma stunner is more effective than ignitor…its power is higher than ignitor..it goes a high speed b/w 70 to 90 so suddenly wth a best mileage of 51.. And not vibrating at all..its just having tat viscous motor sound because its filter is like a racing bike so its engine produces a high sound..tats all..

  • samadhan mankar

    i am using ignitor from last six month, and i ride both bikes,
    ignitor is the best. acceleration after 2nd servicing is increased.
    stunner flops ignitor win.

  • sandhu

    i rivew many bikis like fz-s,igniter and stunner …
    after my desicion goes to honda stunner its good milege great sporty look amazing pickup ….
    i c fz s but i can’t statisfied with its price and its milege …i c hero igniter HERO work well done but it is copy of stunner and its rpm low then stunner and due to low rpm it will effect on its pickup and top speed after i c stunner ….AMMAZING BIKE AMAZING LOOK AMAZING DESIGN BY HONDA AMAZING TOP SPEED AMAZING MILEGE AMAZING PICKUP everything is amazing in honda stunner …
    i will advise u plz go for HONDA STUNNER

  • Raj

    Honda is faltu… Hero is first company of motorbikes n honda has the worst service in the whole world aur ha stunner 65 ke upar vibrate hoti hai khatari…
    I m gng fr ignitor
    Hero is HERO

  • anil chauhan

    hero india ki companY HAI, aur honda outside india, aur vesse bhi india ki technology itni better nahi hai ki wo khud se koi model launch kre isliye copy hi kr skta hai.,

  • shail

    Honda Stunner is undoubtedly the BAAP of Hero Ignitor, in every aspect. Better to buy the Original Thing rather than buying the copy of the same.

  • Sunit Panwar

    The differences between ignitor and stunnar:
    1. Front visor(ignitor looks good for me)
    2. Digital meter (looks great in ignitor)
    3. kick start ignitor (was available in first stunnar but now not available)
    4. New style rear grip in ignitor
    5. Fully covered chain cover in ignitor(not available in new stunnar)
    6. max torque in less rpm in ignitor( good in city ride)
    7. Obvously new graphics ( stunnar looks good in all colors, ignitor looks good only in white for me)
    8. New good looking leg guard in ignitor (looks great for me)

    Other than the above , everything is same in both bike . Same tyres and rim size. Even engine parts are same. We can use maximum parts of ignitor in stunnar and the parts of stunnar in ignitor. The final thing is both bikes feel similar riding and performance in real life. If someone says stunaar is more powerfull or ignitor . He is just misguiding. It is personal choice which bike is attractive for anybody.
    Both the bike have same uncomfortable rock hard split seats and worst short gears which makes them annoying in highway and 5th gear does not show any advantages because there is only 3km/hr difference between 4th and 5th gear.
    Thanks

  • Pranay Ghosh

    In 125 cc segment Honda Stunner is the Best.. I made mistake to choose Hero Ignitor instead Honda stunner.. I got Hero ignitor on 24th Oct, 2012.
    Hero Ignitor is full of problems.. Its mileage decreases day by day.. It sounds much whenever I try to touch 80km speed.. Only digital console cant make ur bike good..
    My friend got stunner 2 yrs back.. But it has no issue till now.. Mileage is still 55 .. Performance is very good..
    I offered him to exchange his stunner with my ignitor.. But he refused..
    It’s my bdluck to have this bloody Ignitoe…

  • Pranay Ghosh

    In 125 cc segment Honda Stunner is the Best.. I made mistake to choose Hero Ignitor instead of Honda stunner.. I got Hero ignitor on 24th Oct, 2012.
    Hero Ignitor is full of problems.. Its mileage decreases day by day.. It sounds much whenever I try to touch 80km speed.. Only digital console cant make ur bike good..
    My friend got stunner 2 yrs back.. But it has no issue till now.. Mileage is still 55 .. Performance is very good..
    I offered him to exchange his stunner with my ignitor.. But he refused..
    It’s my bdluck to have this bloody Ignitoe…

  • chirag

    plz guide me which to buy out of two? honda stunner just is short of kick but i feel like to buy it as it has more features nd comparable to 150cc engine. plz guide me still. from new delhi

  • chirag

    moreover i feel girls should be flat on its look{stunner} rather than ignitor. plz tell me if i can get a kick fixed on honda stunner from outside. if it can be, then i ll buy stunner. i shall convey thanx to all with my heart all who answer my question.

  • chirag

    kick lag sakti hai bahar se to plz bata to stunner mein?
    NEW DELHI

  • please help : ignitor accha ha ya stunner

  • ignetor is the really bombastic

  • Albert sona

    Stunner sucks!! Well i loved it when i saw it first but its engine seems to be a crap ! It makes lots of sound is really not dependent it get more worst by time it need lots of maintainance users knows that well.so,ignitor seems much better than stunner !!

  • chetan

    hi
    honda service center is worst bcz they dn`t hav spare parts
    that service advicer also dnt knw abt honda bikes
    bcz wen i ask honda dazzler break pad , they said is no stock .but they dnt knw unicorn break pad = dazzler break pad,

  • Ashweej V Murthy

    Hero Ignitor is best then Honda stunner
    Hero ignitor has More sytlish than Honda stunner

  • zameer

    Ignitor is very bad bike i seen mylife ever bad handle bad chain sprocket bad pickup go for old stunner seriously much much better than ignitor

  • none

    stunner than best evan la athu hero best nu sonan

  • Kamran

    Mere liya stunner lado i love it

    • Kamran

      Life is bike and girls demand bikes than boys

  • Anmol Singh

    Honda Stunner is an awesome bike. I like its look. Out of out to stunner

  • Shyam sunder

    The super bike Only ignater