Hero Destini 125 Launch in India Highlights: Price, Specifications and Features revealed! - The Financial Express

Hero Destini 125 Launch in India Highlights: Price, Specifications and Features revealed!

Hero Destini India Launch Live Update: Hero Destini 125 is all set to be launched in a few hours in India, the scooter will mark Hero MotoCorp's entry into the scooter space and was developed in India at the companies Center of Innovation in Jaipur, Rajasthan

By: | Updated: October 22, 2018 6:14:57 pm

 Destini 125 India Launch Live Update:  The all-new Hero Destini 125 is all set for launch in the next few hours. The scooter marks the entry of Hero MotoCorp in the 125cc automatic scooter that already has the presence of some big names like Suzuki Access 125and Honda Activa 125. The new Hero Destini 125 has been designed and developed by the company at its Center of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur, Rajasthan. First showcased as Duet 125 at the Auto Expo 2018, the scooter resembles majorly with the standard Duet 110 in terms of design and appearance but gets an all-black theme to look sportier and bolder. Prime highlights of the new Hero Destini 125 include a mobile charging port, external fuel fill, boot light, digital-analogue instrument cluster with service reminder indicator and more. The scooter also gets Integrated Braking System (IBS) for added safety and a more effective braking.

Read More: Hero Destini 125 launched in India at a price of Rs 54,650: Takes on Honda Activa 125 & Suzuki Access 125

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Hero Destini Launch in India Live Update: Honda Activa rival from Hero, all updates live from the launch!

12:28 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Hero Destini 125 cc Launch Report

That's all from the launch, here's our launch report of the  Destini 125. Stay tuned to www.expresssdrives.com   for the full review of the this Activa 125 rival!

Hero Destini 125 launched in India at a price of Rs 54,650: Takes on Honda Activa 125 & Suzuki Access 125

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12:17 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Most Inexpensive 125cc Scooter to own and buy

There you have it, loaded with i3s Start-Stop technology and an aggressive price that makes it the cheapest 125cc scooter in the Indian market. All included, expect it to be not only inexpensive to buy but inexpensive to own and service as well. Making it a strong value proposition as well.

12:07 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Hero Destini 125

12:06 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Hero Destini 125

12:03 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Hero Destini 125 Colours:

The Destini 125 will be launched with four colours in both variants, they are as above

12:01 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Prices of the Competition for the Destini 125cc:

For reference, here are prices of competition

Honda Activa 125 - Rs 59,921

Suzuki Access 125 - Rs 55,666

TVS ntorq - Rs 59,712

Aprilia Sr 125 - Rs 67,000

Suzuki Burgman Street - Rs 68,000

11:59 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Hero Destini 125 Price

Hero has launched the Destini 125 with two variants the Destini prices at a starting price of Rs 54,650 for the base LX variant and while the premium VX variant will launch at a starting price of Rs 57,500. Thus becoming, the most affordable 125 cc scooter in the market in India

11:55 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Features on the Destini 125 Scooter

The Hero Destini 125 cc is expected to be loaded gets a few useful features, we expect that the scooter will come with an Integrated Braking system along with a side-stand indicator, mobile charging port, boot light and external fuel fill facility and a few more that we will know once the launch event starts.

11:51 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Hero Destini 125 unveiled

The company has pulled the wraps off their new Destini 125 for India.  The Premium Hero scooter was unvieled by Markus Braunsperger, Chief Technology Officer at Hero Motocorp 

11:48 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Hero defines a purpose of the Destini 125

Hero Motocorp says that the Aim to Destini 125 is not only to fight against 125cc rivals. But at the same time to offer a perfect option to existing 110cc scooter owners who want to upgrade and want performance

11:47 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Malo Le Masson takes the stage 

Malo Le Masson takes the stage says that 125 cc scooters to cross 1 million mark soon. Says scooters correspond to families rather than single riders!

11:45 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Test Ride and Review Out Today

Hero will be launching the Destini 125 Scooter in Delhi, and will be giving us the scooter for review immediately after the launch. So watch this space for a launch report as well as the review!

11:41 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Hero Destini launch begins:

Watch the launch Live right here: 

11:38 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Watch while you wait:

While we wait for the launch to begin, you can check out our comparison video between the Suzuki Burgman and TVS Ntorq 125: 

11:34 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Stage is set, Hero Destini launch starts soon!

11:34 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Hero Maestro 125

This is not the only 125 cc Scooter from Hero Motocorp this year, we expect that the Destini 125 will be closely followed by the Maestro 125 that was also showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. This is expected to sit under the Destini in terms of pricing and will launch by the end of this year!

11:26 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Live from the launch of the Destini 125

We are on the ground at the launch of the Hero Destini 125, stand by as update continue to flow in:

11:21 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Duet 125 or Destini 125?

In case you are wondering, the Hero Destini 125 was first showcased at the Auto Expo 2018. Although back then Hero was still calling it the Duet 125, later on, the company changed the name to Destini 125 in an attempt to give it a unique identity. 

11:12 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Hero Destini Braking

Reigning in the Hero Destini 125, in terms of braking, is expected to come through the 130 mm drum brakes at both ends,  it is also likely that the company will offer, a front disc brake as an optional extra, for more effective braking. This will ensure that the sticker price stays low as possible, while those that want the extra braking can opt for it as an extra.

11:08 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Hero Destini Launch Stream Link

You can also catch all the happenings via a live feed from Hero, by following this link, we will also be embeding the Live video on this page. Watch this space for more 

11:05 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Hero Destini Launch Live Update

11:03 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Hero Destini Features

While it may not be at part with the segment, the Hero Destini 125 cc is expected to be loaded with quite a few useful features, we expect that the scooter will come with an Integrated Braking system along with a side-stand indicator, mobile charging port, boot light and external fuel fill facility and a few more that we will know once the launch event starts.

10:59 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Hero Destini to feature i3s Fuel Saving technology

The new Hero Destini 125 will get the company's patented i3s technology that will add efficiency to the 125cc scooter. The technology was previously exclusive to Hero motorcycles but will make its scooter debut on the Hero Destini 125. It will be the only scooter with the Hero badge to feature this technology. The feature works like an automatic off-feature that we see on cars, switching off the motor in case the scooter idles for more than 5 seconds 

10:40 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Hero Destini 125 cc Engine Specifications!

Powering, the Hero Destini 125, is a 125 cc air-cooled motor that is based on the same block as the Duet 110 cc, bored out to increase displacement. The engine is expected to churn out a respective power and torque outputs of 8.7 bhp and 10.2 Nm.

10:32 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Hero Destini Features

hile the Destini is expected to be a product for the people in the sense that it will be rather inexpensive. This also means that one shouldn't expect that it will be loaded with features like the rest of the market, and might be slightly set back in terms of features! 

10:28 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Hero Destini Expected Price

Hero MotoCorp has always been known to price their products aggressively, and it is expected that the Destini 125 will follow that ethos as well. The scooter is expected to launch at a starting price of Rs 56,200 (ex-showroom) and will be Hero's flagship entity in the space. 

10:19 (IST)22 Oct 2018
Hero Destini 125 Rivals

Once launched the new Hero Destini 125 will enter a segment that has both premium scooter with luxe appeal as well as the sportier side of the Indian scooter space, taking on the likes of the Honda Activa 125, the Suzuki Access 125 and the TVS Ntorq 125. The additional competition also comes from the Aprilia SR 125 that was first showcased in India at Auto Expo 2018.

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