After showcasing it at the 2018 Auto Expo, Hero has finally launched the Maestro Edge 125 today. The company’s flagship scooter gets a sporty design, a slightly powerful engine and a couple of nifty features. Impressed? Before you pull the trigger, here’s everything you need to know about Hero’s newest scooter.
It Is The First Fuel-injected Scooter In India!
The Hero Maestro Edge 125 is the first scooter in India to be equipped with fuel injection. Not only will it be more fuel efficient than the Carb variant, but it’ll also help the scooter run cleaner and comply with upcoming BS 6 emission norms. However, it should be noted that the FI variant misses out on Hero’s i3S (idle start-stop) system that is offered on the Carb variant.
It Gets Top-Shelf Features. Well, Almost.
The Maestro Edge 125 gets goodies such as telescopic forks, alloy wheels, an LED tail lamp, an optional disc brake (a first for any Hero scooter), external fuel filler cap and semi-digital console. However, we do wish Hero had given us LED headlamps and a front disc brake as standard.
Packs The Same Engine As Destini 125, But Makes More Power
Powering the Maestro Edge 125 is the same engine as the Destini 125. This 124.6cc single-cylinder, air-cooled motor, however, makes slightly more power at 9.24PS at 7000rpm (Destini 125 - 8.8PS). However, torque remains unchanged at 10.2Nm at 5000rpm. We also expect the Maestro Edge to carry a slightly sportier state of tune considering it weighs 20kg lighter than Destini 125. However, we will reserve our judgment until our first ride review of the scooter.
Comes With Plenty Of Colour Options
There’s a whole host of paint options to choose from here. Hero offers the Maestro Edge 125 in a total of five different colours. The FI variant is available in - white with brown highlights and black with red highlights. The Carb variant, on the other hand, gets a whole palette of matte colours, including blue, brown, grey and red.
It’s Priced Competitively
The Hero Maestro Edge 125 is priced from Rs 58,500 for the i3S drum variant, Rs 60,000 for the i3S disc variant and the FI variant retails for Rs 62,700. The carb disc variant of the Hero Maestro Edge 125 undercuts the Honda Grazia (Rs 65,095) and the Suzuki Access 125 (Rs 60,188) while being slightly more expensive than the TVS NTorq (Rs 59,900) (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi). However, considering the added benefits of FI, we’d recommend you opt for this top-spec variant.