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Hero Destini 125

Hero Destini 125 is a scooter available at a price range of Rs. 72,660 - Rs. 78,911 in India. It is available in 4 variants and 15 colours. It is powered by a 124.6 cc BS-VI engine and has a user reported mileage of 45 kmpl. It comes with both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement124.6 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported45 kmpl
  • Kerb Weight114 kg
  • Seat Height778 mm

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Hero Destini 125 Price

VariantPriceSpecifications

Destini 125 LX - BS VI

 72,660Avg. Ex-showroom price Drum Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Destini 125 VX - BS VI

 77,217Avg. Ex-showroom price Drum Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Destini 125 100 Million Edition

 78,331Avg. Ex-showroom price Drum Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Destini 125 Platinum

 78,911Avg. Ex-showroom price Drum Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Hero Destini 125 Summary

Destini 125 key highlights

Engine Capacity 124.6 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 45 kmpl
Kerb Weight 114 kg
Seat Height 778 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 5 litres
Max Power 9 bhp

About Destini 125

Hero Destini 125 is a scooter available at a starting price of Rs. 72,660 in India. It is available in 4 variants and 15 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 78,911. The Hero Destini 125 is powered by 124.6cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 9 bhp and a torque of 10.4 Nm. With both front and rear drum brakes, Hero Destini 125 comes up with combined braking system of both wheels. This Destini 125 scooter weighs 114 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 5 liters.

The Destini 125 marks Hero's entry into the premium 125cc scooter segment. It borrows styling cues from its younger sibling, the Duet 110 with its masculine bodywork along with sharp lines throughout. It is offered in four variants- LX, VX, Platinum and a special 100 Million Edition.

The Destini 125 gets a handlebar mounted headlamp with LED guide lamps and turn indicators positioned on its front apron. Both variants also get an external fuel filler cap and the i3S system which helps in conserving fuel. It gets an analogue speedometer with a small digital unit that displays trip meter, odometer, and fuel level as standard.

The Destini 125 is powered by a 124cc engine that puts out 8.7bhp and 10.2Nm of torque. This unit is mated to a CVT gearbox. Braking is handled by drum brakes on both ends with a combined braking system (CBS) as standard. Meanwhile, suspension duties are taken care of by telescopic front forks and a linked monoshock at the rear.

Hero is offering the Destini 125 in eight colour schemes. To celebrate the crossing of 100 million cumulative production milestone, Hero has also introduced a special-edition model that is adorned with a combination of red and white colours. The scooter faces direct competition from the Suzuki Access 125 and Activa 125 in the country.
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Hero Destini 125 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Has good fuel efficiency
    • Offers comfortable riding position
    • Has good service reach
  • Could be Better

    • Brakes could offer better feel
    • Has vibrations between 30kmph and 50kmph
    • Quality of components could be better

BikeWale's Take

The Destini 125 offers a plush seat, good low-speed stability along with decent performance and storage space. However, it could do better with a slightly more advanced braking setup and better ride quality.

Hero Destini 125 Review

Hero is late to the 125cc scooter party, but has it brought the best wine to offer?

Introduction

Pros: Comfortable seat, linear throttle response, very flickable,  gets i3S technology

Cons: Lower-end vibes, lacks features, low-quality components.

The 110cc scooter segment in India has reached its saturation point which has pushed the 125cc scooter segment to be in vogue lately. So quite evidently, all big players want to be a part of this newly-formed elite club. And Hero Motocorp has chosen to play its card with the Destini 125. Making its debut with a different name at the 2018 Auto Expo in February, the Destini 125 finally arrived in the market nine months later in October. 

So, Hero is late to the party, but has it got the best wine to offer?

Quality

On the face of it, Hero seems to have peeked into their rival's *coughActiva125cough* drawing board while designing the Destini 125. But the Destini has a flair of its own and gets a pronounced amount of chrome under the twin indicators on the front end and strips of the shiny metal on either side of the muscular side panels. Positioned as a family scooter, the styling is conventional but not to the point of monotony.

Now, the quality of plastics on the Destini 125 is passable but the scooter scores low on fit and finish. We found quite a few panel gaps all over the bodywork of our test scooter and the rubber components on the mirrors and foot pegs doesn’t exactly scream quality. The switchgear too feels tacky, dissolving the premium feel of the Destini 125. However, the quality of paint is top-notch and adds to the flair we mentioned earlier.

Comfort

The suspension setup on the Destini is stiff and seems happy on smoother roads and minor undulations. Ride over big bumps or potholes and the scooter seems to forget about its damping duties quite a bit. Tingling vibrations can be felt on the footboard at the 40-50kmph mark which then creeps up to the handlebar and seat as speeds increase. These vibrations then reduce once the Destini hits the 80kmph mark. 

The Destini has a wide and comfy seat. More importantly, it felt the same even after a few hours on the saddle. The floorboard has enough space to stretch out your legs and keep grocery bags if called for. And as is the standard in the segment, it gets two hooks in the front and 19-litres of underseat storage which is, good enough to store a half-face helmet and still have room for a few other knick-knacks. 

Performance

The Hero Destini 125's 8.7bhp and 10.2Nm figures aren't going to give you mini-backlashes each time you wring the throttle. Rather it feels more like sipping a glass of wine on a starry night; gradually dawning upon you, perfectly suiting its family scooter persona. It doesn’t let down when needed either, especially whilst overtaking, the scooter moves forward with conviction. Complement that with its effortless flickability and the Destini 125 is a breeze through the narrowest gaps in traffic. Now, a really smart feature on the scooter is the i3S technology which helps in reducing consumption of fuel. It cuts power to the engine when left idle after six seconds. The scooter can then be turned on just by touching the brake and a slight twist of the throttle. 

The braking setup on the Destini 125 consists of drum brakes at both ends. While the front end has bite, it lacks progression. The rear brake is the complete opposite, with good feedback, it lacks initial bite. It does get a CBS unit which Hero calls the IBS or 'Integrated Braking System'. Well potato-potato aside, the system feels unobtrusive amidst the slightly uninspiring feel of the brakes. As much as we liked the maneuverability and feel of the engine, we wished for a better braking setup. A disc brake at the front at least as an option, even.

Technology

Hero seems to have forgotten the rest of the features at the store and left only with the i3S technology. In the day and age of LED-lighting and jazzy-instrument clusters the Destini is prehistoric. What you get is a conventional headlamp, tail lamp and turn signals and the instrument cluster is a boringly haphazard fitment.

The unit has an analogue speedometer with an orange-backlit digital display which shows odometer, trip meter and fuel gauge. Something like a white or blue backlit unit that also displays a clock along with a brighter coloured analogue unit would be much more refreshing to look at. There also is a USB-charging port and boot lamp, although these are offered as an option.

Fuel Efficiency

The Destini 125 returned an average of 54.3kmpl in our efficiency test. Combined with a fuel tank capacity of 5.5litres, the Destini should cover a distance of roughly 298km, which is not the best in the segment but is decent in comparison to its rivals.

Fitness Of Purpose

The Destini 125 comes with a price tag of Rs 57,500 and it lays in between the base variants of its biggest competitors, the Suzuki Access 125 and Honda Activa 125. The Destini 125 is positioned as a family scooter targeted specifically at male riders from tier 2 towns where Hero has a strong dealership network. It gets a masculine design and the ability to carry a family with ease and in that sense, it justifies its purpose well.

Our take

The scooter gets a plush seat, excellent low-speed stability along with decent performance and storage space. Nevertheless, it could do better with a slightly more advanced braking setup, retuned suspension and more features apart from the i3S and bits of chrome. The manufacturer might have held back on the Destini's feature list to offer all the goodies on the soon-to-be-launched Maestro 125.

So, Hero is late to the 125cc party and not fashionably so and the Destini 125 is certainly not the best wine they can offer.

Photography by Kapil Angane

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Hero Destini 125 mileage

As reported by Destini 125 owners, the real mileage of Hero Destini 125 is 45 kmpl.

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Destini 125 Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 9 bhp @ 7,000 rpm

    Max Torque 10.4 Nm @ 5,500 rpm

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission Automatic

    Transmission Type CVT

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS-VI

    Displacement 124.6 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 52.4 mm

    Stroke 57.8 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 2

    Compression Ratio 9.8:1

    Ignition Electronic Control Unit (ECU)

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern Automatic

    Clutch Dry, Centrifugal

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 5 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity These are estimated figures 1.8 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 225 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 45 kmpl

    Top Speed These are estimated figures 85 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated IBS

    Front Brake Type Drum

    Front Brake Size 130 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 90/100 - 10

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres No

    Rear Brake Type Drum

    Rear Brake Size 130 mm

    Calliper Type No

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 10 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 10 inch

    Front Tyre Size 90/100 - 10

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 22 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 29 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 22 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 36 psi

    Front Suspension Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorber

    Rear Suspension Unit Swing with Spring Loaded Hydraulic Damper

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 114 kg

    Overall Length 1,809 mm

    Overall Width 729 mm

    Wheelbase 1,245 mm

    Ground Clearance 155 mm

    Seat Height 778 mm

    Overall Height 1,154 mm

    Chassis Type High Rigidity Under Bone Type

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 5 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Standard Warranty (Kilometers) 50000 Kilometers

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) No

Mobile App Connectivity No

Low Battery IndicatorNo

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port Yes

Front storage box No

Under seat storage Yes

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters 1

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator No

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageNo

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchNo

ClockNo

Battery12 V - 4 Ah ETZ5 (MF Battery)

Headlight TypeHalogen

Brake/Tail Light12V - 5/21W (Multi Reflector Type)

Turn Signal12V - 10W x 4 nos (MFR - Clear Lens - Amber Bulb)

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresXSENS Advantage Technology, Boot Light

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Hero Destini 125 User Reviews

4.5 472 ratings 95 reviews
  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 4

    Service Experience

  • 4

    Value for Money

  • 4

    Performance

  • 3

    Maintenance cost

  • 4

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  •  1Destini drawbacks 1 month ago by Prashant, Lucknow

    There are 3 major drawbacks to this scooter that should be considered before buying 1. Kick is very hard, you will find it difficult to start it with a kick. 2. There is a design defect with the petrol lid being opened by the ignition key. The cable breaks down every 6

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      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  1Worst scooter 3 months ago by Saud Chiplunkar, Chiplun

    Honestly speaking it's the worst scooter from hero... When you ride it feels like very least power. Don't go for it. The look is average. But when it comes to performance it's lacking. I thought a hero is the best choice for me but I am wrong...Hero has to improve his s

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    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      38 kmpl

  •  1Mileage worst 3 months ago by Arunachalam, Bangalore

    It is giving only 37km mileage per liter don't buy also spare parts costly speed driving sound silencer when I asked showroom executive he told me its give 47km per ltr but its give only 37 I asked executive he told after two services it will give 47 then the second ser

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

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  •  3Hero Destini 125 review 4 months ago by V Surya Prakash, Hyderabad

    Getting sound from first servicing. Not clear, is it destini issue or service issue. Given service to phones motors, kushaigua, Hyderabad. Worst service centre. Always will add new problems with old problems. We are not clear is it model issue or service issue.

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

  •  4Hero Destini 125 review 6 months ago by Balakishore, Tiruchirappalli

    It's best buying for regular use feel good when around 60 kms travel I ride on 90 kms/h without vibration above 90 feel like air. I run 8000 kms good condition, not suitable for off-roading, two much shake when ride on off road , pickup is not bad, smooth ride on 40-50,

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      50 kmpl

  •  3Scam by hero fincorp 8 months ago by Hirdesh Kumar, Mainpuri

    Bought destini 125, paid 30000 down payment and rest hero fincorp finance of 71300 at 8.99 (as per loan papers) but after calculating overall cost paid I got to know I am being charged by hero fincorp more than @22%. Such a scam by agency and hero fincorp. So please che

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

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FAQs about Hero Destini 125

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Hero Destini 125 in 2022?

    A: The 2022 on-road price of Hero Destini 125 in Delhi is Rs. 82,794. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: What is the actual mileage of Hero Destini 125?

    A: According to the user reported data, Hero Destini 125 gives an average mileage of 45 kmpl.
  • Q: Which is better Hero Destini 125 or Hero Destini 125 Xtec?

    A: Hero Destini 125 is priced at Rs. 72,660, has a 124.6 cc engine, gives a mileage of 45 kmpl and weighs 114 kg, whereas, the price of Hero Destini 125 Xtec is Rs. 72,427 with a 125 cc engine, giving a mileage of 45 kmpl and weighing 114 kg. You can compare Hero Destini 125 vs Hero Destini 125 Xtec based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Hero Destini 125?

    A: Hero Destini 125 is available in 15 colours which are Chestnut Bronze, Nobel Red, Pearl Silver White, Panther Black, Matt Grey Silver, Candy Blazing Red, Limited Edition, Matt Black, Nexus Blue (Xtec), Matte Black (Xtec), Pearl Silver White (Xtec), Nobel Red (Xtec), Panther Black (Xtec), Chestnut Brown (Xtec) and Matte Ray Silver. You can check all the colour images of Hero Destini 125.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Hero Destini 125?

    A: Hero Destini 125 is a Scooter that weighs 114 kg, has a 124.6 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 5 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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