2015 Hero Glamour - ChooseMyBike.in Review


First launched more than a decade ago, the Glamour has been one of the most popular 125cc bikes in the Indian market. Now, Hero Motocorp has launched an all-new version, which carries a number of upgrades. We put the new 2015 Glamour through its paces to find out what it has up its sleeve.

2015 Hero Glamour Review - Intro



Most bikes in the 125cc segment tend to look staid and understated, but the Glamour is a rare exception. It looks sharp and suave, with some sporty graphics to complement its attractive design.

2015 Hero Glamour Review - Design


Build Quality

The quality of build though isn't the best around. While finish levels and material quality are good, there is some inconsistency in the fitment of body panels.

2015 Hero Glamour Review – Build Quality



The Hero Glamour offers riders an upright riding posture, stereotypical of all commuter bikes. It is quite comfortable for long jaunts within the city, even with two on board.

2015 Hero Glamour Review - Ergonomics



The Glamour is powered by a 125cc single-cylinder engine, which is the star of the show. This is one exceptionally refined unit, purring its way smoothly throughout the rev range. It's got quite a bit of low end torque for a 125cc motor, so acceleration is pretty energetic in all gears. Sweeting the whole deal was an equally smooth gearbox, which allows the rider to shift smoothly between cogs.

During our testing, the Glamour delivered an average of around 55 – 60kmpl, which is at par with other bikes in this category.

2015 Hero Glamour Review - Performance



Traversing city traffic on the Glamour is a walk in the park, thanks its relaxed ergos and agile low-speed handling characteristics. Just like most 125cc commuters, cornering isn't its forte, and it feels nervous when taking turns at speed.

2015 Hero Glamour Review - Handling


Ride Quality

Ride quality can be termed as average for the Hero Glamour. While it absorbs small undulations quite well at low speeds, it tends feel slightly harsh over big bumps and potholes.

2015 Hero Glamour Review – Ride Quality



The Glamour featured here came equipped with a disc brake at the front and a drum at the rear. We found the setup to be sufficiently effective, decelerating from even 60 kmph safely. In our braking test, the bike came to a halt from 40 kmph in 11m. We noticed that under hard braking, the Glamour tends to lock its wheels.

2015 Hero Glamour Review - Braking



The Glamour gets very little in the way of features. It comes standard with alloy wheels, tubeless tyres, and a neat digital-analogue combo instrument cluster, which adds a nice new-age touch.

2015 Hero Glamour Review - Features



The Hero Glamour is priced at Rs 57,925 (ex-showroom, Delhi), which is at par with its rivals in this segment.

2015 Hero Glamour Review - Price


Final Word

As a commuter, it is hard to find faults with the Glamour. It has enough poke and is sufficiently nimble to keep its head up in city traffic, and with its trendy, attractive design, it stands out from the crowd. To make matters better, it has an engine that's delightfully smooth and quite fuel-efficient too. We feel that the fitment of panels could be better, and the ride quality could be slightly more supple. Nevertheless, considering its abundance of positive attributes, we think that the Hero Glamour is definitely one of the best 125cc bikes in India

2015 Hero Glamour Review – Final Word

Engine Air-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder
Power 9 bhp @ 7000 rpm
Torque 10.35 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Chassis Type Tubular double cradle type
Brakes Front:Drum, dia 130 mm
Rear:Drum, dia 130 mm, Internal expanding shoe type
Suspension Front:Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear:Swing arm with hydraulic shock absorber
Kerb Weight 125
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.6
Ex-Showroom Delhi
  • Dashing looks
  • Smooth Engine Performance
  • Comfortable Ergonomics
  • Fitment of panels not upto the mark
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Jaichandran Jayapalan