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Friday, August 29, 2014

Expert Author Alan William George

In the commuter bike segment, Hero Moto Corp is the largest manufacturer in the world. The Hero brand has many vehicles in the 100 to 220 cc segments. Hero Ignitor, a 125 cc commuter bike, is quite popular.
Hero Ignitor was launched in 2012 and is a re-badged version of the Hero Honda Stunner. When Hero and Honda went separate ways, it was decided that the new company, Hero MotoCorp, would share technology and products with the Japanese manufacturer till 2014.
The Ignitor showcases a sporty look with its matt black paint on the engines. The Ignitor comes with split seats, red painted rear shock absorbers, and snazzy graphics. The headlamps are wider, which make it look different from the Stunner. The split seats are comfortable for the driver; the pillion seat is a bit on the harder side. The power switch on the ignitor switch gear is a bit oddly placed and it is quite a Herculean task to switch it on.
The handle bar and the foot peg are positioned in such a way that the rider sits upright. The Ignitor comes in shades of pearl white, sports red, vibrant blue and panther black. The Ignitor console has a new instrument cluster which comes with a digital speedometer, one trip meter, a fuel gauge and an analogue tachometer. The instrument has a good font size. The bike has kick and electric starts and also gets an analogue fuel gauge. The instrument cluster remains backlit always.
The Ignitor has a 124.7 cc engine which generates 11 bhp power and11 NM torque. The engine is mated to a 5 speed gear box. The claimed mileage of the Ignitor is 62 kmpl. The actual overall mileage may fall between 55 to 60 kmpl. The Ignitor has a 3 Ah battery and a 35 W multi reflector halogen headlight.
The Ignitor has 240 mm petal disc at the front and 130 mm solid disc at the rear. The dimensions of this bike are 2010 mm length, 710 mm width, and 1095 mm height with a 175 mm ground clearance. The fuel tank capacity is 9 L with a 1.4 L reserve. This bike has tubeless tyres of sizes 80/100x17"-46P and 100/90x17"-55P.
The maintenance free battery and a better city mileage are the plus points of the Ignitor. The engine has been re-tuned for better performance in the city. The updated engine has a good amount of punch in the lower rev range. However, the performance fades away once you reach the mid range and is almost non-existent in the higher range. The gear shifts are smooth.
It comes in two variants priced Rupees 61,000 with drum brakes and 63,000 for the disc variant.
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Being an Expert writer about auto industry, Alan enjoys reading automotive articles and blogs online. He independently write on auto industry recent happenings.
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