Hero has launched its BS6-compliant Destini 125 at Rs 64,310 (LX variant) and Rs 66,800 (VX). This is an increase of around Rs 7,000 over the corresponding BS4-compliant variants. The Hero Destini 125 LX undercuts the BS6-compliant base variant of the Suzuki Access 125 by around Rs 500 and is now the most affordable BS6-compliant 125cc scooter on sale in India.
For 2020, the Hero Destini uses a fuel-injection system instead of a carburettor. However, unlike other scooters, the BS6 Destini has seen an increase in power and torque when compared to the BS4-compliant version. It now makes 9hp at 7,000rpm and 10.4Nm at 5,500rpm, instead of 8.8hp at 6,750rpm and 10.2Nm at 5,000rpm. Hero is also claiming that the BS6 version is 11 percent more fuel-efficient.
The Destini 125 continues to feature the start-stop tech digi-analogue instrument cluster. A disc brake option isn't offered, keeping costs in mind. The base LX variant also misses out on dual-texture seats, alloy wheels and chrome garnishes on the apron. Features like a mobile charger and a boot lamp are standard on the VX, while it’s optional on the base LX variant.
All prices, ex-showroom Delhi.