It seems as if Hero reserves one event to unveil several other products at the same time. Last time around, they launched three vehicles at the same time and this time, its two. We have already given you details about the new Pleasure. Now this one is about the Hero Maestro Edge 125. Yes, the Maestro gets a 125cc heart. The Hero Maestro Edge 125 price in India starts from Rs 58,500, ex-Delhi. There are two other trims on offer – carb/disc for Rs 60,000 and an Fi version for Rs 62,700.
Fuel injection in the Hero Maestro Edge 125, interesting!
Yes, the Hero Destini 125’s engine is used here in the Maestro Edge. However, it now features programmed fuel injection and what’s more, it also produces wee bit more power. The 125cc engine pumps out 9.2PS/10.2Nm while the carb version makes do with 8.83PS/10.2Nm. Hero offers its i3S tech with the carb versions only. The idea behind the launch of the Fi version is to ensure that the upcoming BS-VI norms can be cleared very easily. If you aren’t aware, almost all of the two-wheelers will move to fuel injection pretty much in 5-6 months time.
The Maestro Edge is targeted at the younger audience who want a bit more of power than the regular 110cc scooters. The styling mimics that of the Maestro Edge already available in the market as a 110cc. However, there are new graphics, side stand indicator, IBS, digi-analog instrument cluster, service due indicator and of course, the i3S button. There is also an underseat USB port as well as an external fuel filler cap.
In terms of suspension components, there are telescopic forks in the front and a single hydraulic coil spring at the rear. There is a 12-inch tyre at the front and a 10-inch unit at the rear. Speaking of which, the wheels are cast for all the versions. A 190mm disc brake is optional in the front while a 130mm drum at both ends is standard. The kerb weight is 110kg while the fuel capacity is five litres.
Competition for the new Hero Maestro Edge 125 will come in the form of the Suzuki Access and Honda Activa 125.