Hero has launched the new Xoom scooter in three variants – LX, VX and ZX – priced at Rs 68,599, Rs 71,799 and Rs 76,699, respectively. These prices are introductory and it is unclear at the moment till when they will be offered, before a price hike.
- Xoom equipped with i3s start/stop tech
- Only ZX variant gets cornering lights
- Same engine as Maestro Edge 110, Pleasure+
Hero Xoom: tech-laden 110cc scooter
The Hero Xoom’s top-spec ZX variant is the only one equipped with cornering lights, which is a first for the 110cc scooter segment and even a few segments above. Essentially, these lights illuminate the road in the direction the scooter leans. The scooter has a gyroscopic/accelerometer sensor that sends the signal to the cornering lamps once the scooter is leaned into a corner. The cornering lamps don't come on when the scooter is stationary and the handlebar is turned. The scooter has to be in motion.
Also exclusive to the ZX variant are features such as Hero’s XTEC Bluetooth connectivity system that enables notification alerts on the digital dash, a front disc brake and diamond-cut alloy wheels.
The mid-spec VX variant too gets a digital dash (with a different backlight) but makes do without the connectivity features mentioned above. The base LX variant is the only one that gets a digi-analogue dash setup and can be optioned with a USB charger, glove box and boot light, which the other versions get a standard.
Hero Xoom: underpinnings
The Hero Xoom features the same 110.9cc engine as the Maestro Edge 110 and the Pleasure+, and it is also in the same state of tune. The air-cooled, single-cylinder mill churns out 8.1hp at 7,250rpm and 8.7Nm of torque at 5,750rpm. All variants of the Xoom are equipped with Hero’s i3s start/stop technology, which can be turned off as well.
The chassis is the same unit as Hero's other 110cc offerings but has been tweaked specifically for the Xoom. The telescopic fork and monoshock setup is entirely new.
The VX and ZX variants come equipped with a wider 100/80-12 rear tyre, while the LX variant makes do with a 90/90-12 unit. The 90/90-12 sized front tyre stays common to all.
Seat height is an approachable 770mm and the ground clearance stands at 155mm. The top-spec ZX variant is the only one to feature a 190mm front disc brake and the other two make do with a 130mm drum brake at the front. At the rear, all variants are equipped with a 130mm drum brake.
The LX and VX variants of the Xoom weigh 108kg, while the ZX weighs 109kg. Fuel tank capacity stands at 5.2 litres for all three variants. Hero says the Xoom isn't OBD-2 compliant, as of now. The OBD-2 norms come into effect starting April 1, 2023.
Hero Xoom: pricing and rivals
Prices for the Xoom start at Rs 68,599 for the base LX variant and go up to Rs 76,699 for the top-spec ZX. At this price, the top-spec ZX undercuts the recently-launched Activa H-Smart by over Rs 4,000. The Xoom also undercuts the TVS Jupiter, which is priced between Rs 69,990-86,263. It bears mentioning, however, that these prices are introductory.
All prices mentioned are ex-showroom, Delhi.