India’s 1st 125cc Bike With Navigation: All You Need To Know

  • Jul 21, 2021
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The recently launched Hero Glamour Xtec is one of the most feature-packed 125cc commuter bikes in the country

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Hero MotoCorp recently launched the Hero Glamour Xtec variant, the country’s first 125cc motorcycle with Bluetooth connectivity and navigation. But that’s not all, as the commuter motorcycle also comes with a few other tricks up its sleeve to make it a compelling buy in the 125cc segment. Here’s everything you need to know:

Pricing, Colours, And Variants:

Hero MotoCorp offers the Glamour Xtec in two variants. The one with the front disc retails at Rs 83,500, whereas the more affordable front drum brake-equipped variant costs Rs 78,900 (both ex-showroom Delhi).

The motorcycle is currently available at all Hero touchpoints and is offered in two colour options: Glossy Black and Matte Axis Grey. The Xtec is Rs 4,000 and Rs 4,800 dearer than the drum and disc brake-equipped variants of the standard model, respectively.

Tech-savvy Features:

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The Hero Glamour Xtec gets several segment-first features, with the most noteworthy bit being the Bluetooth-connected fully digital instrument cluster with Google map-powered turn-by-turn navigation. This is a first for a 125cc commuter motorcycle.

The console also provides phone call and SMS alerts, Eco Mode indicator, gear-position indicator, real-time mileage indicator, and tachometer. There is, of course, other regular information like speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, clock, service indicator, and tell-tale lights.

Interestingly, the instrument cluster is similar to the one in the Hero XPulse 200. There’s a USB port just below the console to keep your smartphone charged. Other features include a side-stand engine cut-off function and a bank angle sensor that cuts off the engine in case of a fall. Oh, and there’s an LED headlamp offered as standard too. Hero claims the new headlamp produces 34 percent more intense light than the halogen unit.

Same Old Powertrain:

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Hero MotoCorp has not tinkered with the powertrain in the Glamour Xtec. It continues with the same 124.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled fuel-injected engine, churning out 10.87PS at 7500rpm and 10.6Nm at 6000rpm. It works in conjunction with a 5-speed transmission.

For perspective, its arch-nemesis, the Honda SP125, produces the same amount of power and 0.3Nm more than the Glamour. If you’re wondering how the motorcycle performs in the real world, check out our detailed review.

Same Old Underpinnings Too:

The Hero Glamour Xtec is built on a diamond frame linked to a telescopic front fork and twin rear shock absorbers with a 5-step adjustable preload. The motorcycle rolls on 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 80-section front and 100-section rear rubber. You can have either a 130mm front drum or a 240mm front disc, linked to a 130mm rear drum with CBS as standard. At 798mm, the seat is reasonably accessible, while the 180mm ground clearance should make short work of riding on bad roads with ease.

All in all, the added features in the Hero Glamour Xtec should give it an edge over the bestselling Honda Shine, the premium Honda SP125, and the sporty Bajaj Pulsar 125. Let us know what you guys think in the comments below.

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