Editorial Review of the Hero MotoCorp Ignitor bike
The Hero Ignitor is company's attempt to have its presence in 125cc executive segment with its premium looks and off-course, premium pricing. The Ignitor is a full sized 125cc semi-faired commuter based on its cousin, the Honda CBF Stunner, sharing the styling and engine from the latter. The Ignitor is placed above the other two 125cc motorcycles of Hero, Super Splendor and Glamour. The motorcycle looks modern and promises to deliver more than the regular 125cc motorcycles available in the market for the price on which it is on offer.
As said before, the Hero Ignitor is based on Honda Stunner. This means it carries much of the design and styling cues from the latter. One glimpse of the Hero Ignitor is enough even for a layman to tell that it's a Stunner in new clothes. Each and every body panel of the Hero Ignitor is a straight lift off from the Stunner. The front visor above the headlamp, though, is a shorter version and is taken off from the Hero Hunk along with the instrument console too which has a small digital screen displaying the speedometer, odometer and tripmeter, and have the tachometer and fuel gauge in analog fashion. The engine and 6-spoke alloy wheels have been finished in black, raising its premium appeal. The high-raised rear has a small tail lamp nestled within it. The overall fit and finish is excellent and is on par with other Hero bikes.
Showing another sign of inspiration, powering this executive motorcycle is a 124.7cc engine borrowed from Honda CBF Stunner, exhibiting more or less the same specifications – maximum power and torque outputs standing at 11.2 PS and 11 Nm respectively. The engine is a creamy smooth unit with a linear power delivery, which with the help of the aerodynamic semi-fairing gives a better peak performance than the other naked commuters. The fuel efficiency at 52.4 kmpl is also decent for a motorcycle of this size.
From the saddle, this bike truly gives a big bike feel which no other motorcycle in its segment delivers. The high set handlebar, mild rear set foot pegs and front fairing gives the dynamic stance to this motorcycle which is a pleasurable experience in its price range. The front suspension of telescopic forks and rear 3 way adjustable coil springs give the ride quality which can be said as ample over big potholes and inadequate bumps. The brakes offer good bite too, and with the option of a front disc brake, the stops are quite precise. Overall comfort offered by this motorcycle is pretty well, though the additional bulk of the front fairing may not offer the high levels of flickability of a naked commuter in the traffic.
The Hero Ignitor can be easily called as one of the best 125cc motorcycles available in the market at present. Though being on a higher price side as compared to its competitors, but it offers a rich set of features, mile munching performance, big bike feel and the sticker of reliability which comes plastered with every Hero Motocorp machine.