Fresh design with new features
Hero Destini 125 Xtec has been introduced in a new look and style. The front apron gets chrome accents, chrome rear view mirrors, chrome muffler on the silencer, square LED headlamps, chrome accents around the headlamps and a new handlebar. The scooter is now offered with Bluetooth connectivity, semi-digital instrument cluster, USB charging, LED headlamps, side stand indicator and back rest.
Engine of Destini 125 Xtec
The 125cc single cylinder, fuel-injected engine of the standard model has been used in the Hero Destini 125 Xtec. This engine generates maximum power of 9 bhp and peak torque of 10.4 Newton meter. Hero’s new scooter is also equipped with i3S Idle Start/Stop technology. This technology automatically shuts off the engine when the scooter is parked for a long time. All you need to do is to depress the clutch to start the scooter again.
Price will increase from April
Hero MotoCorp is going to increase the prices of its vehicles from April 5. In an official notification, the company has announced to increase the prices of bikes and scooters by Rs 2,000 with effect from April 5, 2022. The company attributed the increase in the price to the continuous increase in input cost.
Hero MotoCorp said the price hike is necessary to partially offset the impact of the rise in commodity prices. The company said that the increase in the prices of two-wheelers will depend on the model and market. Earlier, in January 2022, Hero MotoCorp had announced a price hike of up to Rs 2,000, citing a similar impact of ever-increasing commodity prices.
Financial year 2021-2022 has been a year of sluggish consumer demand. In the results for the third quarter (October to December 2021) of FY 2021-2022, Hero MotoCorp reported a 36.7 per cent decline in net profit. The company reported a profit after tax of Rs 686 crore in the quarter as against Rs 1,084 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal.
Hero MotoCorp is all set to launch its first electric two-wheeler within a few months. It will be manufactured at the company’s manufacturing facility in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh.