Hero Xoom 110 Review: Pocket-rocket 110cc Scooter
Article by Drivio | 11th Apr 23
Hero’s newest scooter, the Xoom, packs solid looks and an endless list of features. Let’s see if it can convince the freshly-turned 16 year olds to buy them:
- The Xoom’s 110.9cc engine is tuned to make 8PS and 8.7Nm.
- Underpinnings include a telescopic fork along with a monoshock.
- The wheels, meanwhile, are 12-inchers at both ends.
The 110cc scooter market is significant. It's a gateway to the exciting and thrilling world of two-wheelers for most new and young riders. When shopping for your first scooter, however,'sporty' cannot come at the expense of sensibility.
Because most parents want a scooter that not only entertains their children but is also inexpensive. There's no denying that the new Hero Xoom is both sporty and fashionable. Is it, however, frugal?
Hero Xoom: Design & Features
The Xoom 110 has a youthful appearance with a striking front end. Its edgy LED projector headlight is outfitted with an X-shaped LED DRL, as well as an H-shaped LED taillight and bulb indicators. That said, the design, particularly the front profile, appears to be inspired by the TVS NTorq 125 and the Hero Vida V1, but we're not complaining.
The Xoom 110 is outfitted with features that place it on par with some 125cc scooters. It features a fully digital instrument panel, smartphone connectivity, and call/SMS alerts. The Xoom 110 also has cornering lights, which seems excessive for a 110cc scooter. An LED light is added to the underseat storage, and a USB charging port is added to the open glove box on the apron. However, the scooter lacks an external fuel-filler cap.
However, one area where disappointment is felt, is the fit and finish. The quality of the plastics just doesn't feel right for a Hero product. The Xoom, on the other hand, quickly draws your attention to another of its strong points: practicality. In addition to a large and spacious underseat storage cabin, there are split cubby holders behind the front apron and a USB charging port beneath it.
Hero Xoom: Engine & Specs
The Xoom’s 110cc heart feels as lively as a 110cc scooter should. The throttle response was quick and crisp, and the scooter reached the speedo's indicated top speed of 90kmph.
The performance of the Xoom is modestly sporty at best, but it is also enjoyable for beginners. However, according to our V-box data, it is not only faster than most other 110cc scooters, but also nearly as fast as some 125cc scooters.
Where Hero needs to improve on the Xoom 110's mill is engine refinement, especially given the inconsistencies encountered with a few scooters on the test. On one, the floor felt buzzy from 30-35kmph onwards, though it smoothed out by 60-65kmph. The buzz was more noticeable on some and did not go away even at higher speeds.
Hero Xoom: Chassis
|Front suspension||Telescopic Fork|
|Front brake||130mm drum/ 190mm disc|
|Rear brake||130mm drum|
The Xoom rides on 12-inch alloy wheels with a telescopic front fork and a monoshock at the rear. Hero has gone with a firmer setup on the Xoom, which results in a sporty but unpleasant ride. The scooter shudders and tosses over rumblers, undulations, and speed breakers. The shuddering and tossing become more pronounced as you speed up.
Hero Xoom: Dimensions
|Fuel tank capacity||5.2-litres|
Thank goodness the Xoom 110 has 12-inch wheels on both ends. It makes the ride extremely stable and safe, which is ideal for a beginner rider. The MRF rubber used was also sufficiently sticky. Despite being one of the heaviest in its class (by a hair), it is delightfully agile and quick to steer. It should be simple on college runs or weekend excursions.
Hero Xoom: Variants & Price
|Hero Xoom Variant||Price (ex-showroom Delhi)|
|Xoom LX||Rs 68,599|
|Xoom VX||Rs 71,799|
|Xoom ZX||Rs 76,699|
The Xoom 110 comes in three variants: LX (Rs 68,599), VX (Rs 71,799), and ZX (Rs 76,699), all of which are priced ex-showroom Delhi. It also comes in five different colorways: Matt Abrax Orange, Black, Sports Red, Polestar Blue, and Pearl Silver White.
If you're a kid, your parents will most likely insist on a Honda Activa as your first ride, but you want something sportier, like a TVS NTorq 125. If you're in a similar situation where you can't find a happy medium, it's time to think about the Hero Xoom.
With its sporty performance, youthful styling, frugal features, and an affordable price tag of Rs 68,599 (ex-showroom Delhi), it's easier to get your parents on board, and it makes for a pretty sweet first ride.