Hero MotoCorp to expand Xoom lineup
The two-wheeler maker is set to launch two new models - the sporty Xoom 125R and the maxi-scooter-inspired Xoom 160.
Hero launched the Xoom 110 just last year, but now the Xoom lineup is slated to grow with the arrival of two new scooters – the Xoom 125R and the Xoom 160. Both broke cover first at EICMA 2023, and made their India debut at the recently concluded Hero World event.
Hero Xoom 160: what to expect
Let's start with the Xoom 160 as that is something that we rarely see in this category. With a mixture of both maxi-scooter and ADV styling elements, the Xoom 160’s design is sure to stand out of the crowd. It's also a feature-rich machine with keyless ignition and remote seat opening, and also has Hero’s patented i3s stop-start technology.
The big talking point here is that it is powered by a liquid-cooled, 156cc, single-cylinder engine that puts out 14hp at 8,000rpm and 13.7Nm at 6,500rpm. When it does launch, the Xoom 160 will be one of only two scooters available in this category to feature a liquid-cooled engine. Underpinnings are fairly run-of-the-mill with a telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers. With its 14-inch wheels and a 141kg kerb weight, the Xoom 160 will likely be a size larger than most scooters out there in its class and its closest rival upon launch will be the Yamaha Aerox 155 (Rs 1.47 lakh).
Hero Xoom 125R: what to expect
The Xoom 125R is a fairly conventional 125cc scooter, apart from the fact that it runs on 14-inch wheels. Its styling is an evolution of the Xoom 110’s design, although it does get some premium touches like sequential LED indicators (rarely seen on a scooter) and a fully-digital dash. The dash features Bluetooth connectivity thus enabling turn-by-turn navigation, call and SMS alerts.
Powering the Xoom 125R is an air-cooled, 124.6cc, single-cylinder engine making 9.5hp and 10.14Nm. In the competitive 125cc scooter space, the Xoom 125R will rival the TVS NTorq (Rs 84,636-1.05 lakh), Suzuki Avenis (Rs 92,800) and Honda Dio 125 (Rs 83,400- 91,300) at launch.
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