Hero is famous for manufacturing reliable and durable bikes in India. The company has launched its 125cc bike named as Hero MotoCorp Ignitor. The design inspiration for this bike comes from CBF Stunner. It has a sporty appearance that help it gain good numbers of the buyer. Powering the bike is a 124.7cc, air-cooled, 4 – stroke, single cylinder, OHC engine that develops 10.9bhp of power with 11Nm of torque. It uses ATFT (Advanced Tumble Flow Induction Technology) engine that comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The fuel tank of the bike is nicely designed and have a capacity of 9 liters and offers a decent mileage.
The bike is bolted on a Tubular, Diamond Type frame, which is attached to 80/100 x 17 - M/C 46 P front and 100/90 x 17 - M/C 55 P rear tubeless tyres that come fitted over five-spoke alloy wheels. Braking becomes more responsive with the help of 240mm disc brake at the front and 130mm drum brake at the rear end. Further, it is equipped with a suspension system that comprises of Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers on the front and Swing Arm with Adjustable Hydraulic Shock Absorbers at the rear end. The manufacturer offers it in five colors and elegant graphics that are assembled on the semi-fairing, engine cowl and side panels.Design and Features
is quite looked almost same as Stunner, on the first look because the core design and dimension of this bike is taken from its erstwhile partner and can be easily mistaken as Stunner. However, Hero has tried to make it look different and the differences include changes in semi fairing, headlight, engine cowl, muffler, front fender, instrument cluster and side panels. The front fascia of the motorcycle is quite edgy and attractive with a bright headlight and long black visor. It has body colored front fender and rear view mirrors, that make it look more presentable.
The bike comes with precisely designed semi fairing that enhances the overall look of the machine and boasts of pleasing graphics along with side blinkers. Furthermore, it is furnished with a split seat with a body colored grab rail that works as a charmer as well as a safety feature. The rear suspension is in red color that adds a groovy touch to the design. The engine cowl is small yet sporty and is dipped in body colored and graphics. It has a neatly crafted fuel tank with a capacity of 9 liters and is useful for the vehicle that gives a decent mileage.
It comes with an overall dimension of 2010 mm in length, 710 mm in width, 1095 mm in height along with a 1270 mm of wheelbase. The machine has a minimum ground clearance of 175mm that offers good stability around the corners. Its total kerb weight is 129 kg.Instrument Console
Hero Ignitor feels better than Stunner in this department as Hero has blessed this bike with a digital-analogue combo meter console which is absent in Stunner. The overall appearance of the instrument console is very futuristic. It features a digital speedometer, odometer and trip meter on the right side of its round shaped analogue tachometer. The instrument console is very easily readable. The bike also has an analogue fuel gauge on the left side of tachometer which has other indicators on the top of it.Engine and Performance
Hero Ignitor is propelled by a 124.7 cc, single cylinder, four-stroke engine. The air-cooled and OHC engine belts out a maximum power of 10.9bhp at 8000 rpm along with a peak torque of 11Nm at 5000 rpm. Further, the motor comes linked to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox with a gear-shift pattern of one down and the rest, up. The mill has a compression ratio of 9.2:1 and a power oriented bore x stroke ratio of 52.4 mm x 57.8 mm.Mileage
Hero products are famous for their low fuel consumption and Ignitor is no different. The bike can give you a fuel efficiency of around 45-55km/ltr in city conditions while on highways, one can expect anything around 55-60km/ltr.Comfort while Driving
The seat of Hero Ignitor is very comfortable. One can easily reach the wide handlebar and can hold it without much movement for a long time. Foot pegs are placed much behind than the normal commuter bikes to give you a sporty feeling. It’s certainly not as comfortable as regular commuter bikes but can still impress you. The palm grip is solid and firm and one can easily reach the buttons on the handle.Ride and Handling
There is no difference in the ride and handling of Ignitor and Stunner. From riding position to feel around corners, everything is the same. The bike has same tyres and with a wheelbase of 1270mm, it feels very stable and grounded. Ignitor has an advantage over others like Discover with its high ground clearance of 175mm which improves its ride quality and enables it cross most of the obstructions with ease. The bike feels very light around corners and is perfect for daily usage as it steers easily in city traffic.Braking SystemHero Ignitor
runs on 80/100 x 17 - M/C 46 P at the front and 100/90 x 17 - M/C 55 P at the rear and it runs on tubeless tyres that are mounted over alloy wheels. The braking duties are carried out by 240mm disc brake at the front and 130mm drum brake at the rear end. The machine shares its suspension system with Honda Stunner that includes telescopic forks at the front and hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear end, which offers optimum comfort to the rider as well as pillion.Colors
Hero Ignitor is available in four colors: Pearl White, Sports Red, Vibrant Blue and Panther Black Metallic.Safety
As far as the safety measures of Hero Ignitor are concerned, Hero has tried its best to make this two-wheeler better. It comes with side guards which avoid direct injury during a fall. This bike would have gone one step ahead then Stunner if it had boasted an Anti-lock Braking System.