There was a time when Hero Splendor ruled the 2 wheeler industry, but now Honda Activa is the leader in 2 wheeler section. However there are various segment leaders in each segment. Hero Motorcorp in order to gain momentum in automatic segment, has launched Hero Destini 125 CC automatic scooter.
Destini will compete with the likes of Suzuki Burgman, Honda Activa 125 and the segment leader Suzuki Access 125. Below is a chart which explains technical specifications of all the four scooters.
All the four scooters are identical; coming to engine power, all the four scooters are powered by 125 CC CVT engine. Hero Destini and Burgman produces max power of 8.7 hp where as Suzuki Access produces least power of 8.4 hp. Honda Activa 125 provides max torque of 10.54 where as rest three scooters produces torque of 10.2 Nm.
Weight wise Suzuki Access 125 Cc is 102 Kg where as Hero Destini is heaviest and weighs 111.5 Kg. Fuel Tank capacity are almost identical. Mileage wise Access gives a milage of 64 KM/L where as least is given by Hero Destini which is 51 KM/L. Top Speed offered by Access and Burgman is 90 KM/Hr where as Destini and Activa 125 reaches a top speed of 85 KM/Hr.
Burgman and Activa 125 comes with Disc Breaks for front wheels where as Access 125 and Hero Destini comes with Drum breaks. Length wise Burgman is the lengthiest (1880mm) and Destini is the shortest (1809 mm). Width wise Burgman (675 mm) is the leanest and Destini is the widest (729 mm).
Coming to the seating position, Access and Burgman have highest seating position of 780 mm where as Activa has shortest seating position of 765 mm. Height wise Access is the tallest (1160 mm) and Burgman is the shortest (1140 mm). Wheelbase wise Access is having longest wheel base (1265 mm) and Destini has the shortest wheelbase (1245 mm). Access and Burgman have highest ground clearance of 160 mm where as Activa and Destini have least ground clearance of 155 mm.
Finally coming to pricing part, Distini is the least priced (55K) among the lot and Burgman is the expensive one (71K). Our verdict comparing the specs and pricing, Hero Destini may be a game changer as it is priced lesser than than the Activa 125 and Access 125 and yet offers great package.