Hero MotoCorp has just released a new TV commercial for the Maestro Edge automatic scooter, starring the bike maker’s brand ambassador, Ranbir Kapoor. The Hero Maestro Edge is a Honda Activa rival, and operates in the 110-cc automatic scooter segment. Prices of the Maestro Edge start from Rs. 49,900, ex-showroom Delhi. The Maestro Edge is powered by a 110-cc, four-stroke engine that puts out 8.3 Bhp of peak power and 8.3 Nm of peak torque. A CVT automatic gearbox is standard. The engine gets both electric start and kick start options. Mileage is rated at 51 Kmpl while top speed stands at 85 Kmph.
The Maestro Edge uses telescopic front suspension and a monoshock rear. The telescopic forks up front give the scooter better bad road performance. 12-inch alloy wheels and tubeless tyres are standard on this scooter and so are 130-mm drum brakes on both wheels.
A front disc brake is not offered even as an option, and ground clearance is par for the course at 155 mm. The scooter is sold in VX and ZX variants. The Maestro Edge is one of the better selling automatic scooters in India, where the segment is totally dominated by Honda and the Activa range. For those looking for something different from the Activa, the Maestro Edge fits nicely.
Automatic scooters are getting more popular in India with each passing year, thanks to the ever increasing chaos on roads, and rapidly expanding cities. Automatic scooters are gearless, making them a lot more convenient to ride on city streets, where high traffic can otherwise require multiple gear changes and clutch operation. Moreover, automatic scooters, such as the Maestro are suitable for both men and women. The flat floorboard also offers decent luggage carrying ability, and many buyers opt for automatic scooters as a runabout for everyday shopping runs. These scooters are likely to get even more popular in the coming years.