Hero has launched the BS6-compliant Maestro Edge 125 in three variants – Rs 67,950 (alloy wheel with drum brake), Rs 70,150 (alloy wheel with disc brake) and Rs. 70,650 (alloy wheel with disc brake and a unique colour option). This is an increase of around Rs 8,000 over the carburetted models.
The Maestro Edge 125 shares its engine with Hero’s only other 125cc scooter, the Destini 125. The new BS6-compliant version makes 9hp at 7,000rpm and 10.4Nm at 5,500rpm from the 125cc, fuel-injected engine, identical to the figures of the BS6-compliant Destini 125.
In terms of styling, not much has changed from when the Maestro Edge was first unveiled at Auto Expo 2018 in Delhi. The scooter features sharp and sporty styling, and is targeted at younger audiences. However, it does get a unique new iridescent colour option as an option.
Like the BS4 Maestro Edge 125, the BS6 model features an external fuel-filler cap and a digi-analogue instrumentation cluster, as well as side-stand and service indicators. Other features include the addition of Hero’s start-stop technology (Hero i3S) and an underseat USB
With a starting price of Rs 67,950, the new Maestro Edge 125 is more expensive than the BS6-compliant base versions of the TVS Ntorq 125 (Rs 65,975), Suzuki Access 125 (Rs 64,800), Yamaha Ray ZR 125 (66,730) and the Honda Activa 125 (Rs 67,490).
All prices ex-showroom, Delhi
2019 Hero Maestro Edge 125 review, test ride