Today, Hero MotoCorp has introduced two scooters in its existing lineup. One of them is an improved version of the ongoing model, the 2019 Pleasure Plus 110 while another is an all-new scooter offering named the Maestro Edge 125.
Pricing: The pricing for the new Pleasure 110 starts at INR 47,300 and goes up to INR 49,300 (ex-showroom, Delhi). All the Hero dealerships have started accepting bookings for this female-friendly scooter from today while the deliveries against bookings will commence by this month end. On the other hand, the all-new Hero Maestro Edge 125 attracts pricing of INR 58,500 for the Drum variant, INR 60,000 for the Disc version with Carb system and INR 62,700 for the FI variant. All the prices mentioned here are ex-showroom, Delhi. However, the booking for the Maestro Edge 125 does not start yet and slated to commence from May 16, 2019. As compared to the 2019 Pleasure Plus, the Maestro Edge 125 is targeted to youth audience not specifically for the female riders.
Appearance: The 2019 Pleasure Plus 110 gets comprehensive updates over the outgoing model. There are new bright colours on options along with a cute bow-tie like silver plastic cladding on the front apron. The headlamp is completely new which looks modern but its upright shape gives it a retro appeal. The side panels are also revised units with brushed silver highlights for added effect. Other than this, the taillights are new, an instrument cluster is a revised unit with the addition of a new digital display. There is a USB charging slot as well to charge up your devices on the go.
Meanwhile, the Hero Maestro Edge 125 is all identical to the outgoing 110cc version. The body panels are all same with angular lines and a sporty appearance. The aspects which can differentiate the newcomer with the outgoing lowered version are blacked out rear view mirrors, grab rail and revised tail lamp unit. The company offers the Maestro Edge 125 with four matte colour finishes including Blue, Brown, Grey and Red. While the scooter runs on 12-inch alloy wheel up front and 10-inch alloy unit towards the rear.
The model comes equipped with an analogue-digital instrument console with readouts for a side stand indicator, service remainder and others. It comes with the facility of an external fuel filler cap along with a USB charging and a light for the under-seat storage as well. Other than this, the scooter is blessed with the brand’s patented i3S start-stop system for better fuel efficiency.
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Powertrain: The 2019 Hero Pleasure Plus is powered by a more powerful 110cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine. The said mill is tuned to develop the maximum power of 8 bhp along with 8.7 Nm of torque. While the power transmission is managed via a CVT unit.
The new Hero Maestro Edge 125 draws propelling power from a 125cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that is borrowed from the Hero Destini 125. It is the bored out version of the motor being used on the Maestro Edge 110 and rated to make out 8.5bhp and 10.2Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a CVT transmission.
Underpinnings: The 2019 Pleasure Plus suspend over the same spring loaded shocks at both ends from the outgoing model. Also, the braking setup also integrates similar 130mm drum units at both ends along with Integrated Braking System (IBS) as standard.
All-new Maestro Edge 125 mounts over the telescopic forks up front and a spring-loaded hydraulic dampers at the rear. The braking, on the other hand, is taken care by a disc brake at the front and a 130mm drum brake unit at the rear with IBS system as standard.
Rivalry: The 2019 Hero Pleasure Plus will go in competition with the likes of the Honda Activa-i and the TVS Scooty Zest. While the new Maestro Edge will lock his horns with rivals like Honda Grazia, Aprilia SR 125, TVS Ntorq, etc.