Hero MotoCorp recently expanded its product portfolio by launching the Maestro Edge 125. Derived from its 110cc variant, this scooter is touted to be the company's flagship model. We recently rode the scooter in Delhi and you can read about it here. In the meantime, take a look at this extensive review gallery of the Maestro Edge 125.
The Maestro Edge 125 looks almost identical to its smaller sibling, the Maestro Edge. However, the former receives a touch of luxury due to a dual tone treatment. While the external body panels follow one colour tone, the seat and the inner plastic cladding is offered in black, brown and red depending on the principle shade.
Sadly, the Maestro Edge 125 misses out on LED headlamp and turn indicators compared to its competition. However, it does get a LED signature lamp on the front apron and a LED tail lamp that has been lifted from the 110cc variant.
The instrument console on the Maestro Edge 125 is the same unit that is used in the Maestro Edge. It’s a semi-digital console with an analogue speedometer along with a small display that packs a fuel gauge, odometer and tripmeter.
The scooter offers decent under-seat storage space to keep your belongings, a boot light for better visibility at night and a USB charging point to charge the smartphone.
The fuel filler cap on the scooter can be accessed externally and can be opened by pushing and turning the ignition key fob in clockwise direction. It allows the user the ease of refuelling the scooter while being seated.
The switchgear has been carried foward from the Maestro Edge and is of fairly good quality if not bad. The pass light has been incorporated with the high beam and low beam switch.
Hero is offering the scooter in two variants, carb and fuel injected. The carb variant of the scooter comes with Hero’s patented i3S technology that switches off the scooter’s engine after a while of idling and starts it again upon twisting the throttle.
Powering the Maestro Edge 125 is a 124cc single-cylinder air-cooled motor that has been borrowed from the Destini 125. The carburetted version of the scooter is capable of producing 8.7bhp and 10.2Nm while the fuel-injected model offers 9.1bhp and 10.2Nm.
The scooter comes with telescopic forks up front and a monoshock at the rear. For braking, the scooter features 130mm drum brakes at both ends. A disc brake setup for the front is available as an option.
Prices for the Maestro Edge 125 start at Rs 58,500 for the carb variant with drum, followed by Rs 60,000 for the carb variant with disc and the top-spec at Rs 62,700 for the FI variant with disc.