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9th June, 2015: Hero Dare 125 is the company’s first 125cc scooter waiting for its launch in India. Showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo, it will come with a 125cc four-stroke engine that claims to deliver an overall good performance. The machine aims to provide power-packed scootering along with a decent fuel economy. Hero Dare 125 is expected to be priced around Rs. 56,000. The scooter is dual toned and will come in two shades: Red and Black. It will compete against Honda Activa 125 and Suzuki Swish 125.
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Design and Features
Waiting to hit the Indian shores, Hero is being seen as one of the most good looking scooters for the Indian market. The front profile receives a stylish headlamp unit with daytime running lights and clear lens turn indicators. embedded impressively in the apron. Furthermore, it also gets a classy dual-tone treatment that look really fascinating and enhances the appeal of the scooter. The front cowl is also dual-toned with a black coloured visor fitted in-between. Moving towards the rear, it also gets a sporty textured seat that offers an optimum comfort to the rider and pillion. The aggressively rising body profile of the scooter makes it look even more sporty and robust and ends up with a body coloured grab rail. Hero Dare gets a stylish full LED tail lamp unit that comes integrated with clear lens turning blinkers.
Hero Dare has body dimensions of 1,820mm x 975mm x 1,180mm (LxWxH) with a minimum ground clearance of 155mm that offers superior stability. It has been fitted with a 6 liter fuel tank that gives a commendable range after refuelling. The instrument console of the scooter is fully digital that comprises of a speedometer, tripmeter and fuel gauge along with service reminder and side stand indicators. Other convenient features include a mobile charging point and a boot light.
Engine and Performance
Hero Dare is powered by a 124.6cc, Forced Air-Cooled, 4-Stroke, single-cylinder, OHC Engine that comes mated to an automatic transmission system. It generates a peak power of 9.4bhp at 7,500rpm with a net torque of 9.8Nm at 6,500rpm. With this arrangement, the scooter is expected to reach a top speed mark of 110kmph along with a decent fuel economy.
Braking and Handling
The 125cc scooter runs on 90/90 – 12 front and 100/90 – 10 rear tubeless tyres that are mounted over stylish dual-tone alloy wheels. It retards with the help of 200mm Hydraulic Disk Brake with twin-pistons caliper upfront and 130mm internal expanding shoe type drum brake at the rear end. The vehicle avails a stress-free and comfortable ride as it comes assisted with telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at the front and a monoshock at the rear.
Safety and Features
Hero Dare 125 comes with a powerful front 200mm disc brake as standard that offers a commendable stopping power. Furthermore, it has been equipped with bright 12V-35/35W headlight that delivers a steady beam of light even in low rpm conditions. Besides this, it also sports daytime running light that avoids chances of any mishap. A pass-by switch has also been added to the scooter that ensures easy and safe overtakings. A side stand indicator has also been integrated into the instrument cluster to prevent any mishap. These bunch of elements make it a trustworthy 125cc offering for the Indian market.