The Pleasure+ gets a new 110cc heart while the Maestro Edge now comes with a 125cc motor. Both these scooters come with a long list of features, including Integrated Braking System (IBS).
Hero MotoCorp is on a roll for sure. Just two weeks back, the company introduced three new products in the Indian market – the Hero XPulse 200, XPulse 200T and the Hero Xtreme 200S. They have now turned their attention to the scooter segment and have introduced the Pleasure+ and the new Maestro Edge 125. The Pleasure+ comes in two variants - with sheet metal wheels or with the cast-metal wheels and they are priced at ₹ 47,300 & ₹ 49,300, respectively. The Maestro Edge 125, on the other hand, is now on sale in 3 trims – the Carburetor version with drum brakes at ₹ 58,500, a front disc brake version at ₹ 60,000 and the most crucial addition, the Fuel-Injected (FI) version at ₹ 62,700 (all prices are Ex-showroom, Delhi).
Hero MotoCorp has had both these names on their portfolio – the Pleasure and the Maestro Edge, but with these new iterations, they intend to offer more to the customers. As of now, the homegrown manufacturer will continue to sell the Pleasure 100cc and the Maestro Edge 110 alongside these new additions. The Pleasure+, for instance, now comes with a 110cc air-cooled motor that puts out 8bhp and 8.7Nm. To keep the costs in check, it only comes with 130mm drum brakes on either end.
Coming to the styling changes, the Pleasure+ gets a retro-styled headlamp casing as well as a new taillight design. Surprisingly, the Pleasure+ misses out on LED tail lamp. Other features include a LED boot lamp, a side-stand indicator, mobile charging with a pocket to place the phone and a new analogue instrument cluster. In line with the new safety regulations, the Pleasure+ also gets the standard Integrated Braking System (IBS).
Moving on to the Maestro Edge 125, it becomes the first fuel-injected scooter in India. Just like the Hero Destini 125, launched by Hero MotoCorp last year, this one is powered by a 125cc motor that delivers an output of 9.1bhp and 10.2Nm. The carburetted version though produces marginally lesser power at 8.7bhp. The torque, however, remains unchanged at 10.2Nm. The Maestro Edge 125 also comes with a mobile charging point, a side-stand indicator, a Boot-lamp and IBS. Additional features come in the form of telescopic front forks, front disc brake, diamond-cut alloy wheels, external fuel-filler cap and an LED taillight.
The Maestro Edge 125 (FI) will only be available in two colour choices (Pearl White and Panther Black) whereas the Carburetor version gets a bigger pool of options with four colour choices (all four are matte-finish). Its bookings will open on 16th May 2019. Meanwhile, the Pleasure+ will be sold in seven colour options, out of which three are matte-finish and its bookings are expected to open in early June 2019.