New 125-cc Hero MotoCorp scooter to reportedly debut on December 18

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Hero MotoCorp is reportedly planning to introduce a new scooter in the 125cc segment, this new product will arrive on December 18, 2017. We’re yet to hear a formal announcement from Hero MotoCorp. This new product will be placed against the lately launched Honda Grazia. However, unlike the Grazia, the upcoming 125cc Hero MotoCorp scooter will feature retro styling.

Previous reports indicated that Hero MotoCorp has set scooters as one of its top priority. The company aims to actively grow more than the industry growth in the surging segment. It has been working certainly hard on its future scooter models. The new scooter (the upcoming 125-cc model) will be feature-rich and will be uniquely positioned in the market. We expect the new scooter to come equipped with AHO, Integrated Braking System, digital console, optional alloy wheels, optional disc brake upfront, external fuel filling, telescopic front suspension, USB charging port and boot light. Currently in the mass-market 125-cc scooter space, only Suzuki offers retro-looking scooter in the form of the Access 125. Piaggio’s Vespa range (VXL 125 and SXL 125) are on the higher-end of the price spectrum. The upcoming scooter will be part of Hero MotoCorp’s aggressive plan to launch over six models in the current fiscal. As said, we’re yet to get an official announcement from Hero MotoCorp.
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Honda’s Activa 125 is conservatively designed, targeting the commuter. Honda has recently launched a sporty and modern-looking 125-cc two-wheeler, the Grazia. According to the Japanese brand, the Activa 125 takes up 43% in the 125cc scooter market; while the Suzuki Access 125 has a 50% share. This segment offers the suitable opportunity for Hero MotoCorp to feat by pricing the approaching product competitively. Moreover, with 6,000 service centers, Hero has a greater reach in the country than Suzuki, and it could very well work in its favour. Expect more details about the scooter once it coming out.