Hero MotoCorp unveils the Xoom 125R concept at the 2023 EICMA show in Milan
Hero MotoCorp has taken to the 2023 EICMA show in Milan to unveil not one but five new concepts to the world. This is not counting the company’s foray into European markets with the Vida V1 Pro electric scooter. The five unveils included concepts like the 2.5R Xtunt, an electric dirt bike — Lynx, an electric bike for kids called the Acro and what is closer to production — the Xoom 125R and the Xoom 160. You can read more about these concepts by clicking on them. For now, let's take a look at the Xoom 125R.
Hero Xoom 125R design
The Hero Xoom 125R is a scooter that has sporty intentions. Hero expressed an interest in sporty scooters with the launch of the Xoom 110 and has built on that concept with the Xoom 125R. Design-wise it looks like an evolution of the Xoom 110 but sportier. The lines are sharper and more aggressive. The entire sporty persona is further accentuated with 14-inch wheels. This should make the scooter more engaging to ride. The scooter gets segment-first sequential LED turn signals and LED lighting at both ends. The dual-tone colour schemes add a touch of sophistication to the designs and it remains to be seen what colour options will be available with the Xoom 125R.
Hero Xoom 125R Features
The Xoom 125R will get a fully digital instrument cluster similar to the Xoom 110 which is Bluetooth enabled and is capable of showing turn-by-turn navigation prompts and also a certain amount of phone notifications. Other features include a large-looking apron pocket for storage, all-LED lighting, sequential indicators and a single-piece seat.
Hero Xoom 125R engine and chassis
While many details were not disclosed, we can confirm that the Xoom 125R will get a 124.6cc engine. It makes 9.4bhp at 7500rpm and 10.14Nm at 6000rpm. Chassis elements include a telescopic fork setup and a single-sided shock at the rear. The variant on display had a disc brake at the front and a drum brake at the rear. If there is a higher variant with a rear disc brake is something we can confirm only when Hero announces more details. All in, the scooter will weight 120kg. Apart from that the scooter rides on 14-inch wheels which should make it quite a motorcycle-like handler.
While Hero MotoCorp hasn’t announced the exact date, we can assume that this scooter will launch soon as it looks nearly production-ready. Once launched, it will go up against the likes of the TVS Ntorq 125, the Suzuki Avenis and the Aprilia SR 125.