Design & Style: The updated design of the bike now looks more civilised, having similar lines of the yesteryear Hunk. The fuel tank now looks larger along with the tank shrouds donning the chiseled Glamour logo. Hero has reportedly increased the overall quality of the motorcycle right from the switchgear, paints and plastics. The tail lamp is now a LED unit while the headlights has AHO feature, complying to the BS4 guidelines. The alloys get a design update along with a matte black paint scheme.
Engine & Performance: The new 2017 Glamour 125 has an all new BS4 compliant engine which is completely in-house developed. The bike comes in two variants - Carbureted and Fuel injected. The air cooled 125cc engine produces 11.4 Bhp at 7,500 rpm and 11 Nm torque at 6,500 rpm. With this update, the engine now produces 27% more power and 6% more torque. The motorcycle has an usual 4 speed transmission. The new engine head now stands upright, while the yesteryear engine head was almost horizontally placed. The bike also gets Hero's patented i3S start/stop technology, which would help in milking out some extra kilometers from a litre of petrol. Fuel efficiency of the Glamour is claimed to be around 60 kmpl for the carbureted version and 62 kmpl for the fuel injected counterpart.
Equipment & Features: The Glamour 125 comes in 3 variants - carburated engine with disc brake, carbureted engine with drum brake and fuel injected engine with disc brake. The Instrument cluster now has a digital unit on to the right which has the Fuel level indicator, Odometer, Trip meter, Average fuel consumption and a Service indicator. At the center there is an old school analogue speedometer while the left side compensates all the other tell tale lights. The quality of the plastics in the switchgear looks to be better than the other outgoing models. The paint quality is now said to be improved, making the motorcycle shine for a longer period of time. The seat looks chiseled which is long and wide enough for an average commuter. There is also a pillion grab rail which comes painted in the same shade as the motorcycle.
The updated indigenous Hero Glamour 125 and 125 FI with updated design, paint scheme and new engine, is a great product which offers a good value for money. The increase in the power and torque sure does impress, looking to the fact that Hero is now all alone. The motorcycle is priced at Rs. 59,280 for carbureted engine with drum brakes, Rs. 61,506 for carbureted engine with disc brakes and Rs. 69,908 for fuel injected engine with disc brakes (all at Ex showroom Mumbai price).
By: Aravind Rb