Hero Destini 125 V Access 125 V Activa 125 Specification Comparison
Hero Destini 125 V Access 125 V Activa 125 Specification Comparison allows you to make the right decision
This year we have seen quite a few updates and new arrivals in the 125cc scooter segment in the Indian market. At the start, we saw the launch of the TVS Ntorq and the Aprilia SR125 and later came the Suzuki Burgman Street. With this, now Hero has also joined the pack with the Destini 125. So let’s have a look at how the Hero Destini 125 compete against its rivals (Activa 125 and Access 125) on papers.
Design and Dimensions:
The Honda Activa 125 gets the lowest seat height of 765mm, whereas the Hero Destini 125 has the tallest seat height measuring 778mm and in between them is the Suzuki Access 125 with a seat height measuring 773mm. In terms of weight, the Destini 125 is the heaviest of all as it weighs 111.5kg, following it is the Activa 125 weighing 108kg and the lightest of all is the Access 125 weighing 101kg. Suzuki, on the other hand, has offered the Access with the highest ground clearance of 160mm whereas both the Destini 125 and the Activa 125 are offered with 150mm ground clearance.
All the three 125cc scooters come equipped with telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock unit at the rear. In terms of braking duties, the base variants of all the three scooters get drum brakes, but only the Destini 125 misses out on a disc brake unit. All of the scooters get tubeless tyres, both the Activa 125 and Access 125 gets 12-inch alloy wheels, but only the Destini 125 gets smaller 10-inch alloy wheels.
Hero has introduced the Destini 125 with its i3S technology and it is the first scooter in the Indian market to get the start-stop tech. This technology is similar to the one which is already seen in Hero’s commuter segment motorbikes. In addition to this, the Destini 125 gets a mobile charger and boot lamp as standard and it is the only scooter in comparison to get an external fuel cap. On the other hand, the Activa 125 is the only scooter among the three to come equipped with a LED headlight unit. It does get a mobile charger which an optional extra just like on the Suzuki Access 125. All the three scooters get a semi-digital instrument cluster console.
The Hero Destini 125 is powered by an air-cooled single cylinder petrol motor that generates 8.7 horsepower and 10.2Nm of twist. The power figures from the Access 125 mill is similar as it produces 8.7 horsepower and 10.2Nm of torque. On the other hand, the power figures of the Activa 125 is the lowest by 8.5horsepower, it has the highest torque ratings of 10.54Nm.
In terms of fuel economy, leading the pack is the Suzuki Access 125 by delivering 63 km on a litre of fuel. The lowest fuel efficiency delivered among the three is by the Hero Destini 125 at 51kpl. Sitting in between both is the Honda Activa 125 as it delivers a fuel economy of 54kpl.
The cheapest of all is the Hero Destini with its top variant priced at Rs 57,500 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) but it does miss out on disc brake unit that is seen on its rivals. Following it is the Suzuki Access 125 as the top variant is priced at Rs 59,325 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) and it comes equipped with disc brake and CBS. The Honda Activa 125 is the most expensive with price tag Rs 64,307 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) for its top variant.