Hero Maestro discontinued from production in India to make space for more advanced models while Maestro Edge is still available to buy
Hero MotoCorp has finally discontinued the Maestro scooter after months of speculation. Despite being a popular scooter in the 110 cc segment, Maestro’s removal from the company’s product lineup could be the attempt to make space for more advanced models.
The Hero Maestro’s engine is the same 109 cc motor that powers the Honda Activa as well. After coming out of the partnership with Honda, Hero MotoCorp launched two new scooters Duet and Maestro Edge, which are powered by in-house designed engines. This step was taken so that Hero doesn’t need to pay any royalty to its former partner for the technology.
Now with the maestro removal from Hero’s portfolio, the two-wheeler manufacturer can save a lot of money by not paying the royalty to Honda. This money can be used for other purposes like research and development of more advanced models. Apart from that, Maestro Edge is much more advanced and attractive compared to the old Maestro.
Hero Maestro’s 109 cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine is capable of churning out 8.20 bhp of peak power at 7,500 rpm and 9.10 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. It delivers a fuel efficiency of around 68 kmpl. Though the production of the scooter has been stopped, dealers will continue selling the model until the stock lasts.
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The Maestro was being sold at a price of Rs. 49,412 (ex-showroom, New Delhi) lastly. After its removal from the portfolio, Hero MotoCorp now has three different scooters in its stable. These are the Pleasure in the 100 cc segment, while the Maestro Edge and Duet sit in the 110 cc segment. The Maestro Edge comes priced at Rs. 49,930 (ex-showroom, New Delhi), which means it’s slightly higher than its predecessor.