Find out where the newly launched Hero Pleasure plus stands when compared with two of the most selling rivals, the TVS Jupiter and the Honda Activa 5G
Hero Motocorp launched their new entry-level scooter Pleasure Plus alongside their flagship (scooter) offering the Maestro Edge 125 recently in India. The Pleasure Plus gets a redesigned styling, additional features and above all a more powerful 110cc engine that replaced the old 102cc unit. With the addition of the new and more powerful engine, the Pleasure Plus now rivals directly against the Honda Activa 5G and the TVS Jupiter, the two big names of this competitive 110cc scooter segment.
That said, we will be comparing the new Hero Pleasure Plus with the popular Honda Activa 5G and the TVS Jupiter. We will be comparing the trio on the basis of their styling, engine, brakes, suspension, and pricing, etc. We will also add our verdict at the end that will help clear all your doubts. So without wasting any more time let us get straight into the details first.
Hero Pleasure Plus vs Honda Activa 5G vs Tvs Jupiter Styling
The all-new Hero Pleasure Plus has received quite a number of significant updates recently. The scooter gets a fresh new look and some bright colours. The headlamp design is all new too, the rectangular unit has now been replaced with an angular and upright shaped unit that adds a pinch of retro touch to the rather modern looking scooter.
The front apron, in particular, gets a bow-tie like silver plastic cladding that helps add a cute appearance. Apart from the front headlamps and apron the scooter also gets reworked side claddings with brushed silver highlight on them. The new Pleasure Plus also has received a new semi-digital instrument cluster and a stylish taillamp at the rear. The scooter now also features a USB charging slot as well.
Honda launched the updated Activa 5G last year in India. The popular scooter has received subtle changes to its overall design that includes a new LED headlamp with position lamps and new colour options. The Activa 5G is available in standard and deluxe variant.
The updated scooter has received a new chrome insert all across the body, new hooks and an extra durable protector for the muffler. The instrument cluster has also been revised as well and it now gets an additional digital display that provides some vital information like service due indicator and ECO options.
Just like the Honda Activa the TVS Jupiter is also an old contender that was able to rule the hearts of people for so long. The Jupiter is available in three different variants including the basic variant, Jupiter Classic edition which gets few additional accessories and the top end Jupiter Grande variant that was launched not so long ago in India to compete with the Activa 5G.
The top end variant has received a new LED headlamp with position lamp, semi-digital instrument console with econometer and diamond cut alloy wheels (the base variant gets standard alloy units). Besides all that, it also gets a cross-stitched maroon seat, Grande badging, beige panels, body coloured grab handles and lastly chrome accents.
Hero Pleasure Plus vs Honda Activa 5G vs Tvs Jupiter Engine
The newly launched Hero Pleasure Plus is powered by a new 110cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine. The unit is tuned to produce about 8 bhp of peak power and 8.7 Nm of peak torque. The motor is paired with a CVT unit. Like we already mentioned above the new engine replaces the old 102cc mill that used to power its predecessor.
The Honda Activa 5G is still powered by the same 109cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled BS-IV engine with Honda Eco Technology (HET). This engine churns out about 8 bhp of peak power and 9 Nm of peak torque. Like we already mentioned above the engine is paired with a CVT unit.
The TVS Jupiter, on the other hand, is powered by a 109.7cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that produces about 8PS of peak power and 8Nm of peak torque. The engine is also mated with a CVT transmission.
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|Hero Pleasure Plus||Honda Activa 5G||TVS Jupiter|
|single-cylinder, air-cooled engine||single-cylinder, air-cooled engine||single-cylinder, air-cooled engine|
|8 Bhp||8 Bhp||8 ps|
|8.7 Nm||9 Nm||8 Nm|
Hero Pleasure Plus vs Honda Activa 5G vs Tvs Jupiter Suspension and Brakes
The Pleasure Plus uses spring-loaded shocks on both the front and rear as its suspension setup. The scooter relies on a 130 mm drum brakes at both the front and rear wheels to bring it to a halt. Unfortunately, Hero has decided not to add a disc brake even as an option with the new and updated Pleasure Plus model.
The Honda Activa 5G uses a spring loaded hydraulic type shock absorbers at both the front and rear that promises to offer a plush ride quality. The scooter relies on a 130mm drum brake at both the front and rear to bring it to a halt.
The TVS Jupiter, on the other hand, uses a telescopic fork at the front and independent preload-adjustable shock absorbers at the rear. The scooter too depends on a 130 mm drum brakes at both the front and rear to bring it to a halt. The good news is that TVS also offer a front disc brake as an option with the Jupiter.
Hero Pleasure Plus vs Honda Activa 5G vs Tvs Jupiter Price
The new Hero Pleasure 110 is priced at Rs. 47,300 (ex-showroom) for the standard variant. The top end variant is priced at Rs. 49,300 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Honda Activa 5G is priced at Rs. 54,632 (ex-showroom) for the standard variant. The deluxe variant, on the other hand, retails at Rs. 56,497 (ex-showroom).
The TVS Jupiter base variant prices start at Rs. 52,645 (ex-showroom) while the top end Jupiter Grande Disc variant is priced at Rs. 59,900 (ex-showroom).
Hero Pleasure Plus vs Honda Activa 5G vs Tvs Jupiter Comparison Verdict
There is no doubt in the fact that the recently launched Hero Pleasure Plus with a completely redesigned styling and an updated and more powerful engine will attract the attention of the people. However, if we compare it with some of its potential rivals then it surely misses out on a few thing including an LED headlamp which has now become the latest trend, disc brake etc. What makes the Hero Pleasure Plus an exciting contender is the fact that it is the cheapest scooter amongst the trio yet it offers almost everything that its rival has to offer.