07 February 2013 ~ 35 Comments

Hero Glamour

We wrote about the 125cc Hero Super Splendor just a couple of days back. Today, we will review one another 125cc bike from Hero – the Hero Glamour. The bike is equipped with a 124.7cc 4 stroke single cylinder engine that can deliver a max power of 9 BHP and torque of 10.35 Nm at 4000 RPM. At this power, the Glamour looks more or less similar to the Super Splendor and although this is lower than the likes of Phoenix 125 that cranks up 10.8 BHP, it is still in the mid-range since it is higher than what the likes of Slingshot Plus have to offer.

Hero Glamour

Speaking of the other specs, the bike measures 2.005 meters in length, 1.07 meters in height and 0.735 meters in width and comes with an average 150mm ground clearance. The kerb weight of the bike is around 125kg for the kick start variety. Overall, the Glamour comes at a price of Rs. 52,525 ex-showroom Delhi.

Official Word On Fuel Economy

When the erstwhile Hero Honda launched the Glamour way back in 2005, one of the primary selling points of the bike was the fuel economy at the higher power range. So it goes without saying that Hero has gone the entire mile in ensuring the mileage of the bike is not compromised at the expense of higher power or features. Hero Motocorp has claimed that the Glamour 125 can offer a mileage of 81.1 kmpl under standard test conditions. However, this is not the best fuel economy even among the 125cc bikes from Hero. The Super Splendor if you remember had an official claim of 83.1 kmpl.

Customer Reviews

Let us start with the review from MaxAbout. The reviewer is not so happy with the engine that he says is not as powerful as the rivals in the market. But the mileage is a huge plus. MaxAbout was able to notice 60-65 kmpl on city roads while on highways, this went up to 70 kmpl.

Next up, BikeAdvice. The main review is not so generous on the mileage front rating the bike as offering only around 50-60 kmpl after the third month of servicing. However, the comments there are from totally happy customers who consistently report mileages of between 60-70 kmpl.

The reports are pretty similar with Infibeam as well. While the reviewer commends the bike for its stylish graphics, things are not so great in the fuel consumption section. The website reports an economy of 55.2 kmpl on city roads that goes up to 58.3 kmpl on highways.

There are over 115 reviews for the Hero Glamour on the popular user review website. MouthShut. These users have together rated the bike 4/5 in terms of fuel efficiency. Talking about the mileage of the bike, one customer who has completed 10,000 kilometers says he gets 72 kmpl on highways and not below 65 kmpl on city roads. Another customer who has just had his first bike servicing reports 73.2 kmpl. Not every review is a happy one though. One user reports his bike’s mileage to have dropped to around 40. Overall, the average customer reports a mileage of between 60-70 kmpl.

So there you have it. The mileage reported for the Hero Glamour are consistently good and in my personal opinion, it is a definite buy – not just for the fuel economy it offers, but also because of the stylish looks that it comes with for the 125cc range.

Here is a snapshot of reviews as provided by the various sources.

Source City (kmpl) Highways (kmpl)
Official 81.1
MaxAbout 60-65 70
BikeAdvice 50-60
Infibeam 55.2 58.3
MouthShut 60-70

35 Responses to “Hero Glamour”

  1. MD SUHAIL 15 May 2013 at 5:26 pm Permalink

    The most worst bike i have ever seen…Hero glamour

  2. MD SUHAIL 15 May 2013 at 5:29 pm Permalink

    mileage max 55-57

    • deeps 25 August 2013 at 6:30 pm Permalink

      mileage of my bike is still 42 km/l. I have completed first servicing and I have adjusted fuel transmitter but still there is no change
      It is same mileage
      May i know right fact?

  3. arjun 26 May 2013 at 10:40 pm Permalink

    i only gets mileage of 48…just 2 cmplt one yr…

  4. raja 5 June 2013 at 8:39 am Permalink

    hmm i got only 32 kmpl in city roads before 1 st service what the …….

  5. venkatesan 7 June 2013 at 12:22 pm Permalink

    The worst and waste bike i have ever seen…Hero glamour

  6. Shailendra 8 June 2013 at 5:35 am Permalink

    The Most Ghatiya Bike In India I Have Last One Year Mileage 50-55 But back Panel Is Also Breakable After One Year….

  7. sebin 1 July 2013 at 8:53 am Permalink

    only 50 km

  8. Sarfaraaz 6 July 2013 at 8:22 pm Permalink

    i fill fuel of Rs 100 and it finish , my scooter of 1998 gives me better mileage according to this bike , even the quick pick up bad. i dont like at all. sala petrol sarbat ke tarha pita he

  9. Ebi 10 July 2013 at 6:10 pm Permalink

    I get only 55 kmpl after the first service and I hope it will get better after the third service.

  10. Nakshab 16 July 2013 at 6:47 am Permalink

    Back panel are easily breakable…….worst mileage…….and my bike waves too much with a pillion rider…..

  11. arun 18 July 2013 at 11:15 pm Permalink

    i get only 29-31 kmpl after the 3rd service what the ………….

  12. Raju Shit 22 July 2013 at 7:50 am Permalink

    mileage max 60-62

  13. Arka Prabha Datta 24 July 2013 at 4:17 am Permalink

    I want to buy a new glamour bike. Please give advice.

    • Rajesh Mishra 17 June 2014 at 6:39 am Permalink

      Please don’t buy it. It’s the worst bike in terms of mileage. I am suffering because of this.

  14. venkat reddy maram 15 August 2013 at 6:10 pm Permalink

    Mileage is not good. My bike gives 49kmpl. But seating is good. Smooth driving

  15. sathish 22 August 2013 at 3:40 am Permalink

    mileage 35 to 40

  16. sathish 22 August 2013 at 3:41 am Permalink

    gear problam

  17. sivakasa 3 September 2013 at 12:36 pm Permalink

    mileage of my bike is still 35-40 km/l. I have completed first, 2nd 3rd, 4th servicing and I have adjusted fuel transmitter but still there is no change
    It is same mileage
    May i know right fact?

  18. rajesh 5 September 2013 at 9:47 am Permalink

    very very very bad mileage after 4th servicing still mileage is 35-40km/I.

  19. Saubhagya 13 September 2013 at 4:31 pm Permalink

    I am a new user of this from last week, i am getting around 45-50 kmpl now. I have not done any servicing.
    Can i get more mileage on my glamour bike?

  20. vishnu 26 September 2013 at 4:07 pm Permalink

    It’s a good bike. I bought it in January 2013 and it gives 60kmpl in city. 3 months back, I had added air filter ‘UNI’. Now it gives around 55-58. Wonderful bike. Needs better “headlight and horn” though :D

  21. DEBASISH 29 September 2013 at 7:04 am Permalink

    I purchased a new Glamour in August. It is giving only 43 kmpl. Will the mileage improve after servicing?

  22. Salu 2 October 2013 at 7:50 am Permalink

    I don’t know. My friend bought this bike 2 weeks ago and he is getting a mileage of 72 km/l when the driving speed is 40 km/hr

  23. praveen 5 November 2013 at 12:49 pm Permalink

    I want to buy Glamour tomorrow. Is this a good bike for mileage?

  24. Venkat 27 November 2013 at 7:58 am Permalink

    Strogly recommend do not buy. Average 33 to 38 max on city roads. Poorest component quality. Most unstable at turns even at low speed. Almost difficult to ride on highways/open roads with even little cross winds, you will get scared and forced to drive at very low speed to just keep moving even on open highways with little cross wind. Nightmare. Please do not buy, you will definitely regret forever.

  25. Pritam Debbarma 27 November 2013 at 11:45 am Permalink

    Sometimes the gear is so hard that I can’t shift the gear to neutral…

  26. jyotiraj 13 December 2013 at 4:28 pm Permalink

    Useless bike. I completed 3rd servicing but mileage is only 30-35.

  27. Basisth Kumar Roy 19 December 2013 at 5:10 pm Permalink

    It is a good bike in my view. My girlfriend Arti is also happy with this.

  28. G S REDDY 21 December 2013 at 8:03 am Permalink

    I had purchased Glamour bike in 2007 . but it is giving mileage of 42 to 45 kmpl and poor pick up after 25000 kM

  29. mani 5 January 2014 at 5:22 pm Permalink

    Yes depends on roads, traffic, speed between 40 to 50 max, gear shifting, on time service, using Shell engine oil, correct air filter cleaning, stopping at long signal waiting, correct clutch adjustment, single handed use, operating gear at right speed, oiling few centre parts, air pressure check atleast fortnight and good petrol quality. Considering all these factors will 100% give you company mileage

  30. rahul 11 January 2014 at 3:39 am Permalink

    Worst bike.Mileage is 30km/l.

  31. pandu 24 June 2014 at 6:43 am Permalink

    Glamour bike is nice and has a good mileage. It has a smooth drive, even you can turn easily 50-60 kmph speed.

  32. k.sivamanoj 3 July 2014 at 3:00 pm Permalink

    I purchased Glamour bike 6 months before. Just 2 services are completed. For this, it does not give even 40 kmpl from the purchase date of the bike. Top mileage is 39kmpl. I have ever seen such a low mileage bike. My suggestion for the bike owners is to not buy any Hero bike. Please purchase Honda bikes for mileage and for satisfaction.

  33. Pritam 28 March 2015 at 5:14 pm Permalink

    I am going to buy Hero Glamour bike. I want a 125cc bike which can offer good pickup as well as 55 plus mileage. Is it a good option?

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