Hero Glamour 125 BS4 Vs BS6: Which One To Buy?
Is the updated model really worth the asking price?
Hero MotoCorp is looking to start a new chapter with its updated lineup of motorcycles and scooters. There’s a lot that the company has in store for the domestic market. For now though, it has launched the BS6 Glamour 125 which promises to offer more bang for your buck! While it seems promising, customers often get confused between the Glamour and Glamour FI. Which one should you ideally choose? Is the upgrade really worth it? To answer these questions, we’ve listed down a couple of points that’ll help you make an informed decision.
The BS6 Glamour Looks Better Than Before:
While the updated design isn’t from off the original model which featured a carb, minor design updates have helped up the BS6 Glamour’s style quotient. Granted, it’s not fancy by any means, and neither does it get a full LED headlight. It’s, in fact, plain and simple. To put it differently, a commuter-centric design with a cool paint scheme. But it works for us. The previous-gen Glamour Fi, for instance, looked a bit overdone.
Besides, the BS6 Glamour now comes with Auto Sail technology, Hero's lingo for Glide Through Technology. This essentially helps the bike amble around in stop-and-go traffic at a steady pace by just modulating the clutch. There's no need for any throttle inputs.
Other notable features include a new analogue-digital instrument cluster with real-time mileage readouts and an Idle-Stop-Start System (i3S).
Produces More Power Than The BS4 model:
The BS6-compliant 125cc motor, according to Hero, has been tweaked to produce 19 per cent more power! Yes, that sounds wonderful, but there's a catch. The bump in power only applies when you compare it to the older carburetted Glamour, NOT the Fi. In fact, the BS6 Glamour makes less power and torque than the BS4-compliant Glamour 125 FI.
To put things into perspective, the BS6 Glamour produces 10.87PS at 7500rpm and 10.6Nm at 6000rpm -- 0.82PS and 0.4Nm less than the BS4 Glamour Programmed Fi.
An Extra Cog At Your Disposal:
However, what should help the BS6 model extract more fuel efficiency is an additional cog. It comes with a 5-speed transmission compared to the 4-speed unit on the outgoing model. It all boils down to what your preferences are. The BS4 model offers more performance, but it comes at the cost of higher emissions and lower fuel efficiency. As for the BS6 Glamour, it's low on power but offers a future proof engine and better mileage.
The BS6 Hero Glamour uses a new diamond-type frame, allowing the bike maker to increase the suspension travel by 14 per cent up front and 10 per cent at the rear. As a result, the ground clearance now sits at 180mm (up by 30mm). This, paired with a fatter 100-section rear tyre, should ideally make the bike more stable while helping it overcome huge speed breakers and bumps with ease. The BS6 Glamour's package is clearly superior to that of the BS4 model, at least on paper.
Not much has changed in terms of hardware, the bike uses a telescopic fork and a pair of shock absorbers for its suspension duties. Its braking setup includes a disc/drum brake up front while the rear continues to use a drum brake configuration.
What Makes For A Better Investment?
The BS6 Glamour’s future proof engine and the kind of kit it offers for a small increment of Rs 1,450 makes it a compelling proposition. There are no two ways to it, we’d most definitely choose the BS6 Glamour over the BS4 model.