For Indian two- and four-wheeler makers, the festive season is a time of the year that provides an exciting chance to increase their respective sales numbers. As a result, practically all automakers announce intriguing deals or new models during the mentioned period. Just ahead of the approaching festive season, Hero Motocorp rolled out a new, lesser-priced variant of the Hero Destini 125 scooter in our home market, continuing the current trend. The cost of this recently released Hero Destini 125 Prime version stands at Rs 71,499 (ex-showroom). On the other hand, the high-spec Hero Destini 125 Xtec VX variant costs Rs 85,738 (ex-showroom). Thus, compared to the scooter's highest-specified form, the recently released Hero Destini 125 Prime is over Rs 14,000 less expensive. Here's all you need to know about the brand-new Prime version of the Hero Destini 125.
Hero Destini 125 Prime Variant: Design Cues
The Destini 125 Prime variant's overall design and feature set are relatively straightforward. As opposed to the dual-seat option found in the Destini Xtec models, the entry-level variant comes with body-coloured mirrors, a single-piece grabrail with no backrest, as well as a single-tone seat. It gets a basic halogen headlamp in comparison to the LED unit featured on the Xtec model. Further, the chrome components around the headlight and the grab rail with a backrest have been removed.
Hero Destini 125 Prime Variant: Engine Specs and Hardware
A 124.6cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine with respective power and torque outputs of 9bhp and 10.36Nm, propells the Destini Prime. Moreover, the scooter has a stated mileage of 56km/l. Drum brakes are installed on both ends, and the front telescopic fork and rear monoshock system are in charge of suspension. The model comes fitted with 10-inch steel rims instead of alloy wheels (found in the Xtec variant).
The firm had stopped producing the Destini's standard version, but with the new Prime variant, it appears that Hero has returned to its roots, adding merely a new tag to make it feel modern.
Hero Destini 125 Prime Variant: Features and Colour Options
On the feature front, the scooter comprises a start/stop button, a USB charging port in the under-seat storage compartment, an under-seat lamp, Bluetooth connectivity, and an analogue speedometer with a digital inlay. Three colour choices are being offered: Pearl Silver White, Nexus Blue, and Nobel Red.
Hero Destini 125 Prime Variant: Competition Check
The Honda Activa 125, the Yamaha Fascino 125 Fi Hybrid, the Suzuki Access 125, and the TVS Jupiter 125 are the major competitors of the new Hero Destini Prime in the Indian market.