Hero Maestro Edge 125 Vs Suzuki Access 125 Vs Honda Grazia Vs TVS Ntorq 125: Spec Comparison

Modified On May 18, 2019 By Niraj Kakade for Hero Maestro Edge 125

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Can Hero’s latest 125cc flagship hold its own against the segment veterans? We find out

After unveiling it at the 2018 Auto Expo, Hero MotoCorp finally launched the Maestro Edge 125 yesterday. Being the company’s flagship scooter, the Maestro Edge 125 gets a sporty design, a host of features and a segment-first fuel injection system. That said, is it enough to succeed in the highly competitive 125cc scooter segment? We find out by putting it against its rivals, on paper. 

Features

The Hero Maestro Edge 125’s feature list is on par with what most of the competition offers. It comes equipped with a semi-digital instrument console, USB charging, LED tail lamps, an external fuel filler cap and an optional disc brake. But being the company’s flagship scooter, we feel Hero could have added an LED headlamp as well as a front disc brake as standard.

In comparison, the TVS Ntorq is simply miles ahead of its competition. It gets a highly intuitive fully-digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, top speed recorder, last park location assist, incoming call alert, incoming message alert, missed call alert, and more! Additionally, you also get LED DRLs and an external fuel filler cap for that added bit of convenience. 

Also Read - TVS Ntorq Road Test Review

The Honda Grazia, on the other hand, packs a similar set of features as the Maestro Edge 125 but gets a fully digital instrument cluster. It is also the only scooter in the comparison which comes equipped with a LED headlight, something which we think should’ve been offered as standard on all scooters here. 

Suzuki’s Access 125 is the oldest offering on our list and it’s clearly visible in the features department. You get a couple of nifty features such as a DC charging socket and a semi-digital instrument cluster. But the digital display here is much smaller and houses an oil change indicator, fuel gauge, odometer and a dual trip meter. 

 

Engine

 

Hero Maestro Edge 125

Suzuki Access 125

Honda Grazia

TVS Ntorq 125

Displacement

124.6cc

124cc

124.9cc

124.79cc

Power

9.2PS@7000rpm

8.7PS@7000rpm

8.6PS@6500rpm

9.4PS@7500rpm

Torque

10.2Nm@5000rpm

10.2Nm@5000rpm

10.54Nm@5000rpm

10.5Nm@5500rpm

Fuel system

FI/Carb

Carb

Carb

Carb

In terms of outright power, it's the Ntorq which takes the lead again. However, the Maestro Edge 125 does seem like a more future-proof bet here. This is because, it is the first, and for now the only scooter in India to come with fuel injection as an option. This helps it run cleaner than its carb-quipped counterparts and it’s even compliant with upcoming BS6 emission norms. Not to mention, Hero also offers a carb variant of the Maestro Edge with its i3S idle start-stop technology, which should help it return a better mileage. 

Also Read - Honda Grazia: Road Test Review

So what do the other two Japanese scooters bring to the table? In terms of power output, there’s hardly anything to separate the Honda from the Suzuki. However, one aspect in which both Japanese scooters score highly is refinement and fuel efficiency. 

Yes, we will be putting the Hero against the other three for an in-depth, real-life comparison road test. Stay tuned for that! 

 

Underpinnings

 

Hero Maestro Edge 125

Suzuki Access 125

Honda Grazia

TVS Ntorq

Front suspension

Telescopic

Telescopic

Telescopic

Telescopic

Rear suspension

Monoshock

Monoshock

Monoshock

Monoshock

Front brake

Drum/Disc (190mm)

Drum/Disc

Drum/Disc (190mm)

Drum/Disc (220mm)

Rear brake

Drum

Drum

Drum

Drum

Front tyre

90/90-12 (tubeless)

90/90-12 (tubeless)

90/90-12 (tubeless)

100/80-12 (tubeless)

Rear tyre

90/100-10 (tubeless)

90/100-10 (tubeless)

90/100-10 (tubeless)

100/80-12 (tubeless)

Kerb weight

110kg

101kg

107kg

116.1kg

Wheelbase

1261mm

1265mm

1260mm

1285mm

Fuel tank capacity

5.0-litre

5.6-litre

5.3-litre

5.0-litre

Underseat storage

Not known

21.8-litre

18-litre

22-litres

Again, all four scooters are evenly matched here. But if you look at the table above, the TVS Ntorq 125 does get a bigger disc at the front, a thicker telescopic fork and bigger 12-inch wheels on either ends. However, it is also the heaviest of the lot and packs a smaller fuel tank. The Hero Maestro Edge 125 and the Honda Grazia have the shortest wheelbase, which should make zipping through traffic a breeze. Speaking of which, with a peppy engine and a kerb weight of just 101kg, the Suzuki Access 125 also makes a strong case for being your daily companion. 

Also Read - Top 5 Scooters For College Students: Honda Dio, Ntorq 125, Aprilia SR 150 And More!

Coming to convenience enhancing bits, Hero hasn’t disclosed the underseat storage capacity of the Maestro yet, so we will reserve our thoughts about its practicality for our road test review. Going by the numbers, the Ntorq’s underseat storage is big enough to easily fit a full face helmet and some more. The Access 125 too gets a good amount of underseat storage, along with a 1-litre cubby hole at the front. Sadly, unlike the Maestro and the Ntorq, it does miss out on an underseat storage light. The Honda Grazia packs the least amount of storage and doesn’t get an underseat storage light.

 

Prices

Hero offers the Maestro Edge in two variants - Carb and FI. The carb variant is offered in two additional variants - Drum (Rs 58,500) and Disc (Rs 60,000). The fuel-injected variant, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 62,700, which for a premium of just Rs 2,700 does make for a tempting buy.

TVS now offers the Ntorq 125 in a drum variant, which is priced at Rs 58,252. This makes it the most value-for-money proposition in the market. However, for an additional sum of Rs 1,648, you can opt for the disc variant (Rs 59,900). This still makes it Rs 100 more affordable than the Maestro Edge’s disc variant.

The Honda Grazia is the most expensive scooter here with a price tag of Rs 65,095 for the disc brake variant. It is followed by Suzuki Access 125, which is priced at Rs 60,188. (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi).  

*Ex-showroom Price in Delhi
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