November 14, 2016 – Hero MotoCorp, recently, unveiled the new Dawn 125 at the 2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan. Designed and developed for the African markets, the Hero Dawn 125 will target the commercial motorcycle taxi segment. The home-grown two-wheeler manufacturer will also introduce the 100cc and 150cc variants of the bike. All three variants of the new Hero Dawn were revealed via a YouTube video uploaded by Deuce Production.
New Hero Dawn Models – Video
The new-gen Hero Dawn 100 and 125 will receive a few cosmetic changes along with a range of additional features. Though, there is no official confirmation about their India launch details as of now. The Hero Dawn 150, that is already on sale in global markets, could also make its way to India.
New Hero Dawn 125
The new Dawn 125 will have a round headlamp instead of the conventional trapezoidal unit. The seat will be flat and longer than before. This 125cc model also features a large headlight, metallic front fender, large footrests and wide rear carrier. Powering the new model will be the same 124.7cc air cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder OHC engine that does duty in the existing CD Dawn 125. This power mill churns out a peak power of 9bhp at 7,000rpm and 10.35Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. Hero claims that the new Dawn 125 will have “superior fuel efficient technology.”
New Hero Dawn 100
Similar to its 125cc version, the Hero CD Dawn 100 will feature a more comfortable seat, new step pillion with additional footrest and a wide rear carrier. The bike will also get a new stylish speedometer. The engine of the motorcycle is said to be improved in terms of performance. Currently, the Dawn 100 comes fitted with a 97.2cc air cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder OHC engine that’s good enough for 8bhp (at 8,000rpm) and 8.05Nm (at 5000rpm).
New Hero Dawn 150
If launched in India, the Dawn 150 will be an all-new iteration of the commuter. It might borrow the engine with the Hero Achiever – i.e. 149.2cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, air cooled with OHC (Overhead camshaft) valvetrain configuration and Advanced tumble flow induction technology (ATFT). On the Achiever, this engine delivers power worth 13.4bhp at 8,000rpm and 12.80Nm of torque at 5,000rpm.