The commuter bike segment of the Indian bike industry has seen only bikes with less power till the arrival of the Hero Glamour.The 125 cc Glamour has been a hit when launched in 2005 because of its extra power. After the split with the Honda Motors the Hero MotoCorp has revamped the model in 2011 and has become the best selling 125 cc Hero bike. The Glamour looks more like a 150 cc bike than a 125 cc one.
This 125 cc engine pumps out a peak power of 9 bhp at 7000 rpm and peak torque of 10.35 Nm at 4000 rpm. The bike has kick and self start options. The ignition is DC-digital CDI with TCIS type. The 2014 variant Glamour FI has a full transistorized ignition system. The clutch is wet multiple plate type and the gear is 4 speed constant mesh type. The Glamour has a fantastic mileage of 60 to 65 kmpl in the city and 70 to 75 kmpl on the highways. The bike takes 7.5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 kmph and has a top speed of 95 kmph.
A 3 Ah maintenance-free battery, 35 watt halogen type headlamps, a 5 watt tail lamp, a 21 watt stop lamp and 10 watt turn lamps constitute the electrical system of the Glamour. The full analogue console of the bike has a speedometer, a trip meter, a fuel gauge and a low fuel indicator.
The chassis of the Glamour is double cradle type with telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at the front and rectangular swing arm with 5 step adjustment type shock absorbers at the rear. The 18″ wheels have 2.75×18-42 P tyres at the front and 3.00×18-52 P tyres at the rear. The brakes are 240 mm drum (disc optional) type at the front and 130 mm drum type at the rear. The Glamour comes in colours of blazing red, black with tornado grey, black with sportz red, black with frost blue and boon silver metallic.
The physical dimensions of the Glamour are 2005 mm length, 735 mm width, 1070 mm height, 1265 mm wheel base and 165 mm ground clearance. This 125 kg (129 kg for the electric start) bike has a fuel tank of 13.8 (1 reserve) litre capacity, sufficient for a 1000 km ride if the controls are used judiciously.
The Glamour FI is priced at Rupees 58,700 and 62,750 for drum and disc variants respectively. The mileage, the comfort and the power are the plus points of the Glamour. The competition comes from the likes of the Bajaj Discover, the Honda CB Shine and the Yamaha Gladiator.
The colors used are black sports red, black grey metallic, candy blazing red and vibrant orange.