SPIED: Sporty Hero Scooter Caught Testing; Could Rival NTorq 125

Upcoming Hero scooter spy images hint that it could launch really soon… will probably be powered by the staple 125 cc engine…

So, Hero is testing their new ICE scooter and it has been captured clearly from all angles. 

Thanks to an online portal, we have in our hands images of a completely camouflaged petrol-powered scooter on test, bearing the Hero brand name. 

Upcoming Hero ICE Scooter Caught Testing Fully-Camouflaged

The upcoming scooter captured in these images is fully covered with camouflage to hide styling details & elements, but how closely the images have been captured, they clearly show us the overall design philosophy employed by Hero

Looking at the design and the size of the test-scooter, it is safe to speculate that the new scooter could be a direct rival to TVS NTorq 125, Suzuki Avenis, Yamaha RayZR and Honda Grazia. 

Starting from the front, the apron features a sharp & angular design very prevalent on modern scooters. The headlight unit is mounted lower on the apron as well, as opposed to the handlebar shroud seen on traditional scooter designs. The instrumentation appears to be fully digital and sports the Hero name as well. How Convenient!!

The test-scooter is equipped with a long single-unit seat which is slightly wider for the rider. At the rear, the scooter is sporting a unique ‘X’ shaped led taillight unit. This will definitely give the scooter its stand-out feature. In laces where the camouflage is not covering the body of the scooter, we can see the use of a light Blue shade accented with light Grey colour. 

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In terms of hardware, the test scooter is utilising telescopic forks at the front coupled with an offset monoshock suspension setup at the rear. The Braking duties are being handled by a single-disc setup at the front and a drum brake at the rear. 

This test-scooter is rolling on snazzy-looking 5-spoke alloy wheels. Hero is possibly going to borrow the suspension and braking hardware from their other 125cc scooters to keep production costs low.

Sitting under all of this could be the same 124.6 cc, single-cylinder engine found on Hero Maestro Edge and Destini 125. This engine produces 9.1 HP and 10.4 Nm of torque connected to an automatic transmission. This engine will also be equipped with Hero’s i3S Start-Stop technology which promises higher fuel efficiency numbers than the competition. 

Looking at the state of the test-scooter, it is easy to predict that the new Hero scooter looks near-production spec. So, expect the new Hero scooter to make its debut by festive season 2022 and could be priced around Rs. 85,000/- to Rs. 95,000/- (ex-showroom). 

Source – Shifting-gears.com