Hero’s Global Launch: New More Powerful 2017 Glamour Unveiled – Gets i3s & AHO

After so much of expectations, Hero comes up with this - the new 2017 Glamour

Worrying - Glamour has traditionally been a high seller for Hero but it has seen big sales fall...

Breaking all expectations, in trademark Hero style, keeping its history, the world’s largest manufacturer has launched the new 2017 Glamour in Argentina, where it will be sold as ‘Ignitor’. Before you ask, yes, this is Hero’s promised ‘Global Launch’ which is being marketed as an “all new” motorcycle.

2017 Glamour Engine & Features

Glamour continues to use a 125 cc engine which is vertically mounted. The current Glamour uses Honda-sourced 125 cc mill which is horizontally placed. So, there is no confirmation if it is the same motor with a re-inclined cylinder or an all-new one developed by Hero.

The engine features Torque on Demand and, like the current version, the motorcycle is available with carburetor and Fuel Injection variants. The carb version now runs a CV carburetor whereas Hero says the FI version gets the next-gen FI unit.

The 125 cc engine which is now BS4 compliant, produces 11.4 bhp of peak power at 7500 rpm and 11 Nm of max torque at 6500 rpm. This is 27% more in terms of power and 6% higher in torque. (Current Glamour – 9.1 PS @ 7000 and 10.35 Nm @ 4000).

It also gets Hero’s i3S technology – which shuts of the engine when idle for a particular time frame and switches it on upon the press of the clutch – thereby resulting in savings of fuel. The 2017 Glamour also comes with AHO (automatic headlamp on) which will soon become mandatory on all new motorcycles in India.

2017 Glamour Fuel Efficiency

Hero claims a 3% increment in the fuel efficiency of the carb variant and a nearly 7% increase in the FI model. There are no official number given.

2017 Glamour Performance

Hero claims that the new 2017 Glamour can do a 0 to 60 km/h sprint in 6.03 seconds (carb) and 5.64 seconds (FI).

2017 Glamour Colours

Hero is offering the new Glamour carb in four colours

  • Black with sports red
  • Black with techno blue
  • Candy blazing red
  • Black with tornado grey metallic

and the FI variant gets three colour options

  • Techno blue with black
  • Candy blazing red
  • Black with sports red

2017 Glamour – Other Changes

Apart from this, the new Glamour gets redesigned styling which makes it look more contemporary. It also gets a new analog digital instrument console, tubeless tyres and will be sold in disc brake and drum brake variants.

2017 Glamour India Launch

The new motorcycle has been launched in Argentina and its Indian launch should be in a few weeks from now at prices which should not see a major increase.

Just to keep records, the current Glamour carb retails at Rs 56,655 (drum) and Rs 58,655 (disc) whereas the FI version comes with standard disc brake and costs Rs 63,580 – all prices ex-showroom Delhi.

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