The 2016 Hero Dawn 125 low-cost commuter motorcycle has been spotted testing with camouflaged bodywork. The no-frills motorcycle is a variant extension of the highly successful Dawn family of budget models.
Likely to be underpinned by the same platform as its 100 cc sibling, the new Dawn 125 is excepted to derive its engine from the Glamour 125. The 124.7 cc single-cylinder air-cooled motor produces 9.1 PS and 10.35 Nm of torque on board Glamour. We expect Hero Motocorp to tweak the engine to enhance fuel economy and torque since the Dawn is primarily intended to be a load carrier.
Visually, the budget commuter makes do with a simple circular headlamp with a windshield, familiar instrument console, tailpiece and other components. Going by the camouflage, the fuel tank is likely to feature a new design or at least fresh body graphics. The bike gets a luggage rack integrated into the grab rail.
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To keep costs in check, the motorcycle settles for spoke wheels and drum brakes at both ends. The only noteworthy feature is the electric starter.
Hero Motocorp will price the 2016 Dawn 125 very competitively to target rural audience who widely use their two wheelers to transport farm produce. Such a utilitarian two wheeler also enjoys good demand in certain overseas markets like Africa. The product is expected to be launched in the first half of 2016.
Via – Gaadiwaadi.com