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Hero Destini 125 Hero Destini 125 is a scooter available at a starting price of Rs. 70,049 in India. It is available in 4 variants and 8 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 75,718.

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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

 70,049 Avg. Ex-showroom price Drum Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Destini 125 VX - BS VI

 73,910 Avg. Ex-showroom price Drum Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Destini 125 Platinum

 75,063 Avg. Ex-showroom price Drum Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Destini 125 100 Million Edition

 75,718 Avg. 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

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.

Destini 125 mileage details

Destini 125

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 V-Matic

    Emission Standard 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

    Clutch Dry, Centrifugal

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 5 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 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 --

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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 --

    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 5 Year

    Standard Warranty 50,000 Km

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) No

Mobile App Connectivity No

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

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

Low Battery Indicator No

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageNo

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchNo

ClockNo

Electric System12V

Battery12 V - 4 Ah ETZ5 (MF Battery)

Headlight TypeHalogen

Headlight Bulb Type12 V - 35 W/35 W

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

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

Pass LightYes

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Hero Destini 125 User Reviews

4.5 449 ratings 80 reviews
  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 4

    Service Experience

  • 4

    Value for Money

  • 4

    Performance

  • 4

    Maintenance cost

  • 4

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  •  1Bad quality, don't buy. 6 days ago by Sanjib Keshary Tripathy, Bhubaneswar

    This bike has so many problems as listed below 1. Starting problems 2. Auto stop on ride on road in moving conditions. 3. All electrical switch are not working properly. 4. Mileage very is low 5. It's been a worse scenario in my case and all hero users, as they provide

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    • Ridden for

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  •  5Must buy 1 month ago by Shubham, Hamirpur

    Its awesome to ride and also in great budget, it is a great product of hero company to facilitate the customers for riding. Daily use the scooty also. It gives good mileage and comfort to sit properly. You can also use this vehicle for long rides. You will not feel tire

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  •  1Horrible experience for buying destiny 125 4 months ago by Pranab Mandal, Kolkata

    I can't believe in purchase new bike for terrible situation. Service experience is not good. Any time stop my new bike, battery condition is very poor. Age of bike 4month. Starting problem start 1st week. very bad experience with hero company.

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    • Ridden for

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    • Got mileage of

      150 kmpl

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  •  2No exchange or resale value 4 months ago by Shaji, Kothamangalam

    For exchange my Destini with new hero pleasure, as per exchange offer noticed ,meet kothamangalam show room, they have no any idea of resale value of my Destini, with out any remark or no any scratch ,and codifies company service from the same show room, they offer only

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  •  5Hero Destini 125 Review 4 months ago by Hiren Parmar, Rajkot

    Hero destini 125 scooter is very good experience while driving. Good feature in scooter. My destini color black panther. It's look very nice, service and maintenance experience good. Riding experience nice. It's look like Honda activa 125 front, and back look hero deo.

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    • Used it for

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    • Ridden for

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    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

  •  5Unveil of new horizons of hero destiny. 4 months ago by Tarapada, Durgapur

    Riding experience is very comfortable. Looks great. Mileage 50 km/liter after 10 days buying ,enough in 125 cc engine. Expect mileage may be increase after completion of 2 or 3 servicing. Pick up very high in this new bs 6 scooter with smooth riding in high speed. Overa

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FAQs about Hero Destini 125

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Hero Destini 125 in 2021?

    A: The 2021 on-road price of Hero Destini 125 in Delhi is Rs. 81,410. 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 Maestro Edge 125?

    A: Hero Destini 125 is priced at Rs. 70,049, has a 124.6 cc engine, gives a mileage of 45 kmpl and weighs 114 kg, whereas, the price of Hero Maestro Edge 125 is Rs. 73,467 with a 124.6 cc Automatic engine, giving a mileage of 45 kmpl and weighing 111 kg. You can compare Hero Destini 125 vs Hero Maestro Edge 125 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 8 colours which are Chestnut Bronze, Nobel Red, Pearl Silver White, Panther Black, Matt Grey Silver, Candy Blazing Red, Limited Edition and Matt Black. 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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