Hero is busy getting itself ready for an expectantly fruitful festive season so far for the company, but several reports have come in, especially that of media outlet “Gaadiwaadi”, who have displayed and given a few details of the new Hero Dawn 125. The Hero Dawn was first launched way back in 2002, with the help of Honda, under their successful joint venture. Now, Hero has decided to upgrade its mechanical side of things, while substantially opting out on improving its looks or refreshing the model altogether.
Reports say that the new Dawn would be powered by a better performing 125cc engine, rumored to be from the Hero Glamour, which makes around 9.1 bhp of power and 10 Nm of Torque. Judging by the bike's overall looks, Hero seems to have locked its aim on the commuter segment, which is again predominantly led by rural markets. The large round headlight up front is retained while a small cowling/visor is added on top to give it more flair. Other features of the bike remain the same, although the company has provided carriers on either side to facilitate easier carriage. Appearing as a practical bike for all solutions, the Dawn weighs light.
Add to that an engine that provides decent performance, the bike should deliver in terms of mileage and that should do wonders for the company in terms of sales. Hero and Bajaj are the forerunners in the commuter segment, and have been enjoying success for decades. However, with Hero's new plans for 2015 by gradually bringing in new models across various segments, Hero will be attempting to fight to regain its name in the minds of millions. Watch out for launch updates and much more in the coming weeks.
* image courtesy - Gaadiwaadi