The 125cc powered Hero Dawn is specifically targeted at rural markets and will be competitively priced with several cycle parts coming from the Glamour 125.
Hero MotoCorp is updating its entire lineup for next year and has planned a host of updates across the range with several new products arriving in different segments. Pulling in a surprise, these new spy shots reveal that the automaker is silently working on a new 125cc motorcycle that will be targeted specifically at rural markets and is based on the entry-level HF Dawn commuter. A completely utilitarian bike, the ‘Dawn 125’ is most likely to be a part of the 15 new launches that the two-wheeler maker has planned for 2016.
In terms of styling, the upcoming Hero Dawn 125 comes with a basic round headlight as seen on the 100cc model, covered with a large cowl. The fuel tank has been camouflaged in the image and will get the biggest change over the standard model. The motorcycle further features spoked wheels, simple turn indicators, elongated single seat, a heavy duty luggage carrier at the rear and also at the sides that double up as foot rests for the pillion. Certain parts including the tail light cluster and side cowl come from the Glamour 125 and are easily recognisable. The instrument cluster is as simple as it gets with a twin pod setup and holds the Dawn 125 moniker.
Power on the new Hero Dawn 125 will most likely come from the same 124.7cc single-cylinder, air-cooled motor that propels the Glamour 125 and is good for 9.1 PS and 10.35 Nm of torque. Compared to the Glamour though, the motor is likely to be revised on the Dawn for improved torque output and better fuel economy figures. The Dawn 125 will also be lighter than the Glamour (kerb weight of 125 kgs), helping matters further. The HF Series (HF Dawn and Deluxe) has been one of the top sellers for Hero after the Splendor and Passion motorcycles, and the new model serves a specific purpose being targeted at rural markets that will increase the overall volumes.
The new Hero Dawn 125 will also find takers in other developing markets where low capacity utilitarian bikes witness large demand. Bajaj Auto too sells the Boxer 150 in several markets globally (not sold in India) and the 125cc Dawn will be locking horns with the same. Expect to see an extremely competitive pricing on the Dawn 125 making it the most affordable 125cc model in the country, while the launch can be expected in this fiscal or during the latter part of 2016.
Spy Pictures Source – Gaadiwaadi.com