Hero Maestro Edge 125 becomes the first fuel injected scooter
Hero launched the Maestro Edge 125 in the Indian market on 13th May 2019. The bookings for the same will start on 16th May whereas the deliveries will commence from the first week of June 2019. Maestro Edge 125 is the first scooter in the country with an electronic fuel injection system.
Let’s see, what are components and feature comes with the new 125cc scooter and also answer the question, should you buy one?
Gets three variants
Hero launched the Maestro 125 in three variants. The first variant is the basic drum brake equipped scooter which is priced at Rs 58,500. This variant also comes with i3S technology. Next variant is the one with 190 mm front disc brake with single-piston caliper. Disc brake equipped Maestro 125 carries a price tag of Rs 60,000 ex-showroom. This variant also possesses Hero’s i3S technology.
The topmost variant of Hero Maestro Edge 125 is equipped with programmed fuel injection system. This model is the most expensive at Rs 62,700 ex-showroom. However, i3S is missing on the top spec variant of Maestro 125.
Potent 125cc Engine
Powering the new Maestro Edge 125 is a BS6 complaint 124.9cc air-cooled engine. The powerplant pumps out 9.1 bhp at 7000 rpm and the torque is rated at 10.2 Nm at 5000 rpm. The carbureted engine has slightly less power out of 8.7 bhp at 6750 rpm. The motor remains connected to a CVT transmission with dry centrifugal clutch.
This 125cc engine also does duty on Destini 125 scooter from the house of Hero. On Destini, the engine performance is good and doesn’t disappoint you on the urban roads. The company has done a good job in the NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness) levels.
What are the features?
Hero Maestro has most of the features which are important on a daily basis. There is a stylish looking analog-digital instrument cluster. The speedometer is analog while other information is provided on a digital display. There are odometer, trip meter, clock as well as a fuel gauge on the display.
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An important feature is a service reminder which will let you know when to get your scooter serviced. There is a mobile phone charger socket in the underseat storage area as well as a lamp. The only gripe is the missing LED headlamp. However, the presence of inverted triangular DRL is a nice touch and will reduce your pain of LED lights.
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Various color options to choose from
Speaking about the style, there is not much difference in the Maestro Edge 125 and the 110cc Maestro. However, there are stylish paint jobs available for the 125cc scooter. Carburetor variants get a total of four matt paint schemes – Blue, Red, Brown, and Grey.
The FI variant, on the other hand, gets just two paint shades White and Black. On the white color option, there is Brown seat and brown footboard and interior panels. The Black color variant has Red interior panel and footboard. This combination looks cool and will appeal to the youth.
Should you buy one?
Yes, go and buy one if you want it. The new Maestro Edge 125 has everything from i3S technology (lower and mid variant) and programmed fuel injection system (top model). Scooter is destined to return good fuel economy hence lower fuel bills. The fuel injected BS6 engine is future ready, so, no cringe over pollution. And the last one, its a Hero thus lower maintenance costs.
When talking about other 125 cc scooters in India like TVS Ntorq 125, Activa 125, Grazia 125, Access 125. There is fierce competition between them. TVS Ntorq 125 is the most featured packed scooter in the segment however it doesn’t have LED headlamp and fuel injection tech as of now. Maestro 125 is a direct rival to Ntorq and only time will tell us how they pit against each other in the months to come.
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