These new Hero MotoCorp two-wheelers come with BS6 engines
Hero MotoCorp has updated some of its two-wheelers to comply with the upcoming BS6 norms that will be mandatory from April 1, 2020. The homegrown automaker has launched the BS6-ready versions of the Maestro Edge 125, Destini 125, and Splendor+. However, apart from the engine upgrade, the new models are mostly the same as their BS4 counterparts. Take a look!
First, let's understand what are the BS6 norms
In an attempt to curb pollution, the Indian Government has made it mandatory for all automakers to upgrade their vehicles with Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms before April 1, 2020. Under these regulations, new vehicles have to offer cleaner fuel combustion so as to help reduce air pollution by emitting less carbon monoxide, low sulfur content, and other toxic gases.
Hero Maestro Edge 125: Price starts at Rs. 67,950
Hero Maestro Edge 125, one of the most popular scooters by the company, has received the BS6 update. It is backed by a 125cc fuel-injected motor that churns out 9hp of maximum power and 10.4Nm of peak torque. The scooter retains the sporty stance of its BS4 sibling but gets a unique Prismatic Paint technology, which is touted to change color shade with time.
Hero Destini 125: Starts at Rs. 64,310
Next, there is Destini 125, which is also now BS6-ready. The scooter shares its mechanical specifications with the Maestro Edge 125 and produces the same 9hp of peak power. Interestingly, the scooter is claimed to be 11% more fuel-efficient than its BS4 counterpart. As for new features, the BS6 model gets the company's i3S technology (Idle-Stop-Start System) that we saw on the Splendor iSmart.
Hero Splendor+: Available from Rs. 59,600
Lastly, Hero MotoCorp's pocket-friendly commuter motorcycle, the Splendor+, has also received the all-important emission-friendly update. The motorcycle is powered by a BS6-compliant 100cc engine, which is capable of producing 7.91hp of power and 8.05Nm peak torque. The new models retain the same simple design with a flat-type seat, telescopic front forks, dual-shock rear suspension, alloy wheels, and drum brakes on both the ends.