Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt, who also endorses the Hero Pleasure automatic scooter, was spotted shooting a TVC for the new version of the scooter, due for launch later this year. The new Hero MotoCorp Pleasure automatic scooter will continue to rival the Honda Activa. While the exact launch timeline for the new Pleasure is yet to be revealed, we believe that the launch will be just around the corner. This is because of the fact that TVCs are shot just weeks ahead of the official launch.
From the looks of it, the new Hero Pleasure automatic scooter will feature heavily revised styling. The headlamp is a new unit, probably LED, while the front fairing also gets a new design. The profile has also changed, with new stylistic elements while the rear grabrail also seems to be a new unit. Expect many more design changes and new features added to the revised version of the scooter. However, the engine and gearbox are likely to be carried over without any major change, at least for now.
The current Hero Pleasure features a 102cc, four stroke single cylinder engine that’s air cooled, and that makes 7 PS of peak power at 7,000 rpm and 8.1 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. The gearbox is a CVT automatic unit. The same is expected to be carried over to the new Pleasure. In 2020 though, this engine is likely to receive fuel injection in order to meet the much more stringent, Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms. The BS6 norms will kick in from April 2020.
As for other key details, the 2019 Hero Pleasure continues to use a multi-link suspension up front even as most automatic scooters in India are shifting towards telescopic front forks. A monoshock suspension will be standard at the rear. The 2019 Pleasure will offer a self start, and is also likely to get an idle-stop system, which is meant to boost fuel efficiency during traffic light stops, and also minimize tail pipe emissions. The exact price of this scooter will only be known at launch though.
The Hero Pleasure’s key rival is the best selling Honda Activa. The Activa, in its 5G guise, is more powerful than the Pleasure, and is powered by a 110cc four stroke engine. Honda is already working on the 6th generation Activa for the Indian market, and recently spyshots of the scooter from ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) were leaked. The new Activa will get telescopic front forks, a new design and many more changes. The new scooter is expected to get fuel injection as well. With Honda incorporating so many changes in the new Activa, it’s only natural that Hero will give the Pleasure a bigger update come 2020.