The 125 cc scooter segment in India has a new competitor — the Hero Maestro Edge 125. The scooter, unlike the Destini, targets a younger crowd looking for a sporty scooter, which puts the new Maestro Edge 125 directly against the TVS Ntorq, which we have seen the comparison, and the Aprilia SR125 — the sportiest scooter in the segment.
Let’s compare the two, the Hero Maestro Edge 125 against the Aprilia SR125 in terms of specifications and features to see which of the two suits your needs better.
The new Hero Maestro Edge 125 is priced from ₹58,500 onwards and is available in three variants — Carb with drum brakes, carb with disc brakes, and Fuel Injected. The Aprilia SR125, on the other hand, is available in a single variant and is priced much higher, at ₹72,928.
|Pricing||Hero Maestro 125||Aprilia SR125|
Features and design — Maestro 125 vs SR125
In terms of features and design, the Maestro takes a more subtle design language that goes well with the older generation too. The scooter gets telescopic front forks, a semi-digital instrument cluster with a side stand indicator, optional disc brake at the front, a boot lid indicator, Hero’s i3S technology, and a combined braking system (CBS), which is a mandatory safety feature among scooters in this segment.
Speaking about the SR125, the scooter features a sharp, angular design, in line with the company’s higher displacement sport bikes. The Scooter is identical to its older sibling, the SR150 in every manner. The SR125 features telescopic front forks, a semi-digital instrument cluster, alloy wheels, 14-inch tyres, disc brake up front as standard, and CBS that was recently introduced.
Both scooters, the Hero Maestro Edge 12 and the Aprilia SR125 feature a single-cylinder 125 cc, air-cooled engine mated to a CVT gearbox. However, they are geared differently and behave differently owing to the change in power output and how that is delivered.
|Specifications||Hero Maestro 125||Aprilia SR125|
|Displacement||124.6 cc||124 cc|
|Power||9.1 bhp||9.4 bhp|
|Torque||10.2 Nm||8.2 Nm|
|Mileage||50 km/l||38 km/l|
What should you buy?
The answer comes down to a simple fact — which of the two suits you better? The Hero Maestro is subtle, yet delivering the needed power in the 125 cc segment. The Aprilia is all-out sporty, with little considerably less room under the seat, stiff suspension setup, and commands a premium when compared to the Maestro Edge 125.