Hero has launched the all new Glamour in India at a starting price of Rs.59, 280, (ex Mumbai). The Glamour is available in a carburetor as well as fuel injected version. While one can buy the carbureted motorbike with a drum brake or front disc, the Fi is available only with the disc option. Hero offers four dual tone color options on the new Glamour. There is a price rise of closely Rs.10, 000 over the older motorbike, which unluckily lasts to sell and, as per a source, will be on sale till stocks run out. The new Hero Glamour can be booked for Rs.1, 000 with deliveries scheduled for 25 days after the final amount is paid.
The new Hero Glamour claims a BS-IV 125cc engine. In both the Fi as well as carb versions, it produces 11.4PS of power and 11Nm. These numbers are a tad higher than the older Glamour’s 10.35Nm/9.13PS. Hero claims a fuel efficiency of 60kmpl from the carbureted Glamour and 62kmpl from the Fi. Both these engines are mated to a 4-speed gearbox. The powertrain is equipped with Hero’s patented stop-start technology, i3S. Hero uses a new semi double cradle type chassis, and this certifies there is also a weight saving of 3 kg from the older Glamour. The tyres too are wider than before.
Hero has retained the basic Glamour look while making the motorcycle more angular in design. From certain viewpoints, the new Glamour also looks like the 2016 Xtreme. The instrument cluster has a semi-digital layout while the cycle parts are done in black.
We’ve ridden the new Glamour in a test track in Argentina and found the motorcycle to be extremely likeable. We will be riding it soon on Indian soil and will be able to fill you in on the real-world economy numbers and other details.