The scoters segment in the Indian two-wheeler market, once considered dead because of the onslaught of international motorcycle brands, has witnessed renewed activity in the past few years. Major bike makers have taken to scooter manufacturing and are introducing new models at a fairly regular interval.
TVS, the Chennai headquartered automobile company, introduced the Ntorq 125 last year. Within eight months of its introduction, the vehicle has sold one lakh units. The new Ntorq, in fact, has emerged as one of the bestselling TVS scooters of all times.
The Hero Destini 125, however, has now overtaken the Ntorq 125 in sales.
The Destini 125 was introduced in October 2018 and has been posting pretty good growth numbers. Hero, one of the largest selling two-wheeler companies in the world, sold 16,047 units of Destini 125 within a month of its launch. The scooter, courtesy its increasing popularity, has reportedly beat the Ntorq 125 in January sales. Hero claimed to have sold 21,352 Destini 125 units in that month, which is also the first time that the scooter breached the 20,000 units mark.
The Hero Destini 125 is hauled by a 124.6cc motor which produces 8.7PS maximum power and 10.7Nm peak torque. It’s also the first scooter in the Hero portfolio to have the i3S start-stop technology. The scooter is available in the VX and LX variants. The LX model is available at a price of INR54,650, while the VX version is sold at INR57,500.
Industry sources suggest that Hero is likely to introduce the Maestro Edge 125 scooter later this month. The new scooter is touted to retain the same technical specifications of the Destini 125. It’s styling, however, may appear like that of the Maestro 110.