Hero Motocorp Ignitor Review

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Hero Motocorp Ignitor
125cc bikes had never been this enthralling before. Hero Motocorp has changed the rules of the game with its quite reasonably priced 125cc premium bike. The bike has everything to boast off from its ultra-chic digital console, sporty look and funky graphics to tubeless tyres and eye-catching quarter-fairing. Running the 124cc engine with 11Nm torque that fuels the Honda CBF stunner as well, it is a whole lot of improvement over the motorbike’s overall ride back experience.

Style
Hero Ignitor is very much like its perhaps identical twin, Honda Stunner. Only a few tweaks here and there and voila; you have the Ignitor. The seat sets the rider a little higher than the normal making him to lean a bit, imparting to the bike a certain sporty appeal. The handle bars are have a firm grip and are so placed as to render the motorcycle a diamond shape in the front with a rectangular section swingarm. The visor and the headlamps live up to Hero’s new corporate identity. The large tank gives it a hulky muscular look enhancing its sporty feel. The large knee rests and cushy seats make the rider quite comfortable. Dual toned mirrors are another of the stylish things to count in t. The semi-digital features are however, the most appealing of all features.

Semi Digital Console
Ignitor has some top-notch instruments to its name which are superior to the Stunner. They are modern and heavily loaded. The tech equipment consist of a digital speedometer, a fuel gauge, analogue tachometer, an odometer alongside the usual warning lamps. It has a LCD screen that displays time and a high quality switchgear too. It also has a small lockable storage are under the pillion space to add to its features.

Engine
The engine is the twin brother of that of what runs under the hood of Honda Stunner’s four-stroke, 124.7cc engine with a single cylinder; generating 11bhp power at 8000rpm. However, an improvement over the Stunner here is that, unlike the former which reaches its peak torque at 1.11kgm at 6500rpm, Ignitor is capable of delivering the same at 5000rpm. You can feel this difference when you are riding in the town when the bike quick on its foot, needles its way through the heavily crowded traffic on roads. The gear-box with five different speed levels comfortably offers the one down four up gear system that is universally acceptable. The gears are short letting g you enjoy riding your bike on higher gears at lower speeds.

Safety
The front end has telescopic fork structure which when combined with the adjustable suspensions at the rear with hydraulic shock-absorbers; give a smooth riding experience. Ignitor has a 240mm front disc brake along with a 130mm drum at the back. And with good grip TVS tubeless tyres, it makes stopping the bike fairly good.

Colour Variants
The Ignitor is very much about style. It thus, comes with four attractive colour offerings to choose from; viz. red, black, blue and white.

Hero Ignitor Mileage
Average per liter for this bike for city drive is 65kmpl, for highway it is close to 69kmpl where as over all mileage comes to about 66kmpl which is not the best in the segment primarily when compared to Yamaha Gladiator SS 125 & Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS.

Verdict
Hero Motocorp Ignitor is a bike that gives its counterpart Honda Stunner a tough competition in terms of price and class. The bike with excellent features, superb overall performance and stylish look, people who are considering buying a bike in 125cc segment must surely give this one a thought.

Hero Ignitor vs Honda Stunner vs Yamaha Gladiator ss 125 vs Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS Comparison
Lets have a look at top 125cc bikes in India from top manufacturers. In the comparision list below the prices mentioned are for Ex-showroom price Mumbai. All the bikes mentioned below have 125cc engine.

Specification Hero Ignitor Honda CBF Stunner Yamaha Gladiator SS 125 Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS
Price 59,600 59,9800 54,640 59,830
Engine 124.7 124.7 123.7 134.6
Power(ps) 11 11.1 11 13.5
Torque(nm) 11 11 10.4 11.4
0-60kmph(sec) 6.5 6.2 6.63 5.5
Top Speed 102 99.5 105 109.7
Mileage(overall) 66 65 69.5 68

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