Both the newly introduced Hero Pleasure Plus and Maestro Edge 125 are here to take advantage of the increased buying preference of scooters
Hero Motocorp has finally launched the much-anticipated Pleasure Plus and Maestro Edge 125 in India priced at Rs. 47,300 (ex-showroom) and Rs. 58,500 (ex-showroom) respectively. Hero unveiled the Maestro Edge 125 for the first time at the 2018 Auto Expo whereas we have caught the first glimpse of the new Pleasure 110 a few months ago during a TVC shoot.
That said, the Maestro Edge 125 is Hero Motocorp’s first fuel-injected scooter that is positioned above the Destini 125 and it can also be had in carb variant (like Xpulse 200). Like the recently launched Destini 125, the Maestro Edge 125 gets plenty of new and attractive features including a full LED headlamp and split taillamp setup, boot lighting, external fuel filler cap, find technology, mobile charging and a stylish semi-digital instrument cluster.
The all-new Maestro Edge 125 is powered by the same 124.6 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that makes about 8.8 PS of peak power and 10.2 Nm of peak torque. This is the same engine that also powers the Destini 125. However, Hero said that they have tuned the engine slightly differently in order to add some sporty feel.
|Hero Maestro Edge 125 Carb||Rs. 58,500|
|Hero Maestro Edge 125 Fi||Rs. 62,700|
|Hero Pleasure Plus||Rs. 47,300|
The engine also gets Hero’s patented i3S (idle start-stop system) as well that promises to offer better fuel efficiency figures – one of the main reasons for the success of the Destini 125. The new Maestro Edge 125 uses telescopic forks towards the front and hydraulic shock absorber unit at the rear. It depends on a 130 mm drum brakes on both ends to bring it to a halt. A front disc brake is also offered as standard.
The scooter also gets a CBS braking system as standard fitment due to the latest government mandate. The newly launched Hero Pleasure Plus, on the other hand, features a new LED headlamp setup at the front and a semi-digital instrument cluster. The scooter looks a lot more matured and bigger in dimension and blends modern and retro styling quite beautifully.
It also gets a revised bodywork and a new set of graphics. The all-new Pleasure is powered by the same 102 cc, single-cylinder engine which makes 7 PS of power and 8.1 Nm of torque. The scooter relies on a 130 mm drum brakes both at the front and rear.
As far as their rivals are concerned the Maestro Edge 125 will compete directly against the likes of TVS Ntorq 125 and Honda Activa 125. The new Pleasure Plus, on the other hand, will lock its horns with the Honda 5G and the TVS Jupiter. Retail sales for Hero Maestro Edge 125 will commence by the end of May while for Pleasure Plus it is towards the end of June.