Hero Glamour: powered with a new engine and an all-new frame


The bike is available in two variants — one with a drum brake on the entrance and the opposite with a disc brake

The new Glamour is supplied with a 5-speed gearbox making it Hero’s first mannequin within the 5-speed, 125cc phase.

While the engine displaces an equivalent 124.7cc because the earlier mannequin, the single-cylinder unit is new. The previous Glamour had the primary fuel-injected engine within the 125cc phase, so it’s no shock that this one comes with the tech as effectively. It has a 5-speed gearbox, which replaces the 4-speed unit on the older bike. Interestingly, this mixture resulted in a 0-60kph time that was solely a few milliseconds faster than the smaller engine and a 4-speed gearbox on the new Passion Pro.

Hero has geared up the Glamour with its ‘i3S’ start-stop system and an ‘Auto Sail’ characteristic. The start-stop system works by cranking the engine while you pull within the clutch whereas in impartial, nevertheless it received’t work whereas in gear. This can get annoying since a lot of us have a tendency to have interaction with the primary gear whereas we begin the bike. The ‘Auto Sail’ system is designed to assist the bike creep ahead at a regular pace in visitors.

On the freeway, we discovered the Glamour’s engine well-balanced even at greater speeds. Holding 80-85kph was not a downside and though the engine will not be as easy because the Honda SP 125’s, it’s fairly refined nonetheless.

In phrases of effectivity, it was fairly spectacular, returning 62.56kpl within the metropolis and 74.6kpl on the freeway.

Specifications

  • Engine 124.7cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled
  • Power 10.7hp at 7500rpm
  • Torque 10.6Nm at 6000rpm
  • Gearbox 5-speed
  • Wheelbase 1273mm
  • Kerb weight 122kg (drum) / 123kg (disc)
  • Seat peak 793mm
  • Fuel capability 10 litres
  • Front suspension Telescopic fork
  • Rear suspension Twin shock absorbers
  • Front brake 240mm disc / 130mm drum
  • Rear brake 130mm drum

The new engine is paired with an all-new frame that’s suspended by a telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers. At the launch occasion, Hero talked about that the new Glamour supplied 14% extra journey on the entrance and 10% extra on the rear.

Out on the highway, the rear felt tauter than the entrance, and whereas certainly not is it uncomfortable; it isn’t a luxurious trip both.

Ground clearance, too, has elevated to 180mm and it will get a huge 100/80-17 part rear tyre that ends in higher stability.

Hero is providing the Glamour in two variants — one with a drum brake on the entrance and the opposite with a disc brake, whereas a drum brake on the rear is commonplace. Our check bike got here geared up with a disc brake on the entrance, and on our braking checks, it got here to a halt from 60kph in 19.49m, which is appropriate, however not nice.

The Glamour seems to be a lot just like the bike it changed, however Hero has additionally made some tweaks to the physique panels. It retains its dual-tone color scheme and chequered flag graphics, nevertheless it seems to be noticeably extra premium now. Also new are a brighter, differently-styled headlight and a tail-light that options an H-shaped design.

The digi-analogue instrument cluster on the Glamour options a format that appears much like the one on the older bike however sports activities a couple of adjustments. First, the backlight is now a deep blue as an alternative of the intense orange on the older mannequin. Second, the console now shows real-time gas effectivity.

The bikes are priced at ₹69,750 and ₹73,250, respectively. The Glamour prices round ₹1,500 lower than the Pulsar 125 and a little over ₹4,000 lower than the Honda SP 125.

For not a lot additional, Hero is supplying you with extra refinement and options, along with all that the Glamour beforehand needed to provide, which makes it a fairly whole lot.

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