Hero Dare to be Launched as Aava 125 in Early 2018
If recent reports are to be believed, Hero MotoCorp’s ‘Dare’ scooter , which was once seen as a concept at 2014 Auto Expo, will launch in the initial days of 2018. The same report claims entry of two other Hero scooters that will make the lineup strong enough to compete Honda through existing as well as new segments. Hero Dare is expected to be launched as Hero Aava 125. Honda’s 125cc Activa is one of the best selling product and Hero will disturb this product through the entry of its earlier showcased product.
The 124.6cc engine on the new Aava is good for 9.4 BHP at 7500 rpm and 9.8 Nm at 6500 rpm. The engine comes mated to an automatic gearbox. There are few bits of addition that makes Aava special over other scooters, which includes unique car style alloy wheels, fully digital instrument console and LED daytime running lights.
It weighs just 114 kg in its concept form and comes with 6 liters of fuel carrying capacity. Unlike other Hero scooters, Aava comes with 200 mm front disc brake for most effective braking. The same comes with standard telescopic forks for front suspension.
Two of the best selling scooters, Honda Activa 125 and Access 125, are nearest rivals to the upcoming Hero Aava. Both are offered in a number a shades, with Access 125 even bringing clean matte shades that look impressive on road. Hero Aava will get 155mm of ground clearance. Hero Aava 125 is expected to be priced around INR 55,000 (ex-showroom).
Hero’s next big thing in motorcycle segment would be Xtreme 200S, carrying an air cooled engine that rivals TVS Apache RTR 200 and Bajaj Pulsar NS200. They even have two long awaited concepts (Hastur and HX250R) on their side but no plans for their launch are currently official. Hero is currently the highest selling motorcycle brand of India.