Hero MotoCorp has launched the Ignitor 125cc motorcycle in the Indian market today. India’s largest motorcycle manufacturer might have split with Honda but still has the right to some of its products till 2014. As can be seen in the pictures, the Hero Ignitor is nothing but a re-badged Honda Stunner motorcycle. The Hero Ignitor is offered in two variants, with the base variant getting front drum brake and the top variant getting front disc brake. Other features like alloy wheels and electric start are standard on both the variants.
Hero MotoCorp has priced the base Ignitor (drum brake) at Rs. 55,900/-, while the top end (disc brake) variant of the Ignitor is priced at Rs. 57,900/- (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). Hero engineers have tweaked the engine and the Ignitor produces 11 Nm of peak torque at a lower 5000 RPM (the Stunner produces the same amount of torque at 6500 RPM). The power output is the same 11 BHP at 8000 RPM and the Ignitor uses a carburetor. Honda offers the Stunner in both carburetor and fuel-injected versions. The Ignitor uses a 5-speed gearbox.
The Hero Ignitor is offered in four colours – Vibrant Blue, Sports Red, Pearl White and Panther Black. The 125cc segment is all of a sudden seeing alot of action with TVS and Bajaj Auto readying an attack in this segment. TVS Motor has been testing the Radeon 125cc which is expected to be launched sometime in September while Bajaj has already shown the Discover ST to the public last month. The Ignitor might not get the volumes of the Super Splendor but Hero MotoCorp wants to offer more choices to the buyer.