After months of speculations, Hero MotoCorp has finally taken a firm stand and discontinued the Maestro scooter from its Indian lineup. The Maestro now, will not be available to buy any more in India, subsequently, the standing stock clears from the dealerships.
The end of royalty payment to its ex-partner, Honda, is the concerned reason behind the removal of Hero Maestro from the official website. In the past September month, Hero MotoCorp has announced to end up the royalty payment for the use of Honda engine technology in its products like the impulse, Passion X Pro, Ignitor and of course the Maestro scooter. Factually, the Maestro uses the 109cc motor from the country’s bestseller, Honda Activa.
A stronghold of the Maestro Edge and Duet in the Indian market has made the Gurugram-based manufacturer to take the decision. As the Maestro Edge is employing a new 110cc engine, which has been developed in the Hero’s stable. Relatively, in terms of sales, Hero Duet is performing much better than the Maestro Edge.
Eventually, on a positive note, the decision will help the Hero Motocorp to generate more revenue with the decrement in royalty payments. So that, the company can tend its focus on the premium bike segment. However, the Xtreme 200S is rumored to launch in January 2017 and it can be counted as the brand’s first step towards its new journey.
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