The 2016 Hero Dawn 125 low-cost commuter motorcycle has made its global debut at the ongoing 2016 EICMA motor show. The bike was revealed by none other than Hero’s top boss, Mr Pawan Munjal.
The no-frills motorcycle is a variant extension of the highly successful Dawn family of budget models. Underpinned by the same platform as its 100 cc sibling, the new Dawn 125 is derives 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. On board the Dawn 125, the engine delivers same power and torque. Hero Motocorp has tweaked 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 images, the fuel tank features a new design along with 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 in Africa, who widely use their two wheelers to transport farm produce. The product is already launched in Africa. Hero says – “The motorcycle is available at dealerships across major African markets, including, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Mozambique among others.”