Facelifted Hero Maestro & Pleasure Plus automatic scooters launched in India: Honda Activa rivals

Hero MotoCorp has launched the updated versions of their popular scooters – Maestro and Pleasure Plus. The Maestro Edge 125 is priced at Rs 58,500 and is available in three different variants. The Hero Pleasure Plus gets a price tag of Rs 49,300, ex-showroom, Delhi. The Maestro Edge 125 i3S with carburettor and drum brakes is priced at Rs 58,500, the higher-end variant with carburettor and disc brake costs Rs 60,000 and the top-end version that gets the fuel-injection system with disc brakes is priced at Rs 62,700. The fuel-injected variant of the Hero Maestro 125 becomes the first affordable scooter in India to get fuel injection system in place.

Facelifted Hero Maestro & Pleasure Plus automatic scooters launched in India: Honda Activa rivals

The Hero Maestro Edge 125 with fuel injection technology gets powered by the 124.6cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 9.1 PS and peak torque of 10.2 Nm on the fuel-injected version. The carburetted version of the engine produces a maximum of 8.7 PS and 10.2 Nm. Both the engine types get an improved CVT transmission. The carburetted version of the Hero Maestro also gets the options i3S system, which is a patented start/stop technology from the manufacturer. It switches off the scooter’s engine when it idles for more than a few seconds and with the brakes engages. As soon as the brake is released, the scooter automatically starts. This saves a lot of fuel, especially when using the scooter inside the city limits that has a lot of start-stop traffic and long waiting time. The i3S feature is not available with the fuel-injected version of the scooter though. The same system is also offered with a range of Hero motorcycles in the Indian market.

Talking about the features, the Hero Maestro Ede 125 gets a hybrid of analogue and digital instrument cluster. The analogue gauge of the instrument cluster indicates the speed. The digital console gets various readouts like trip meter, odometer and more. Hero MotorCorp also offers a standard USB charging port on the scooter, that can be extremely helpful to keep the phone charged. The Maestro Edge also gets the same hydraulic suspension as the Maestro 110.

Hero has also updated the Pleasure Plus scooter in the Indian market. The Hero Pleasure gets powered by the 110cc engine that produces a maximum power of 8.0 Bhp and peak torque of 8.1 Nm. The updated Hero Pleasure Plus also gets a slightly different apron and various new design elements that are scooter very practical. The Hero Pleasure Plus also gets a newly designed tail lamp that uplifts the whole look of the scooter. Both the scooters get almost similar will take on the likes of TVS Jupiter, Aprilia 150, which are caught on these videos. Hero MotoCorp is currently India’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer and recently launched the 200S too.