Hero has been unable to replicate its motorcycle success story in the scooter segment and want to change that quickly. Hero has announced two scooters for the festive season. The launch of Hero Maestro Edge is slated for October 13 and the Hero Duet will soon follow in. The Maestro Edge has been priced at an ex-showroom price of INR 49,500 for the entry level version and 50,700 for the top end, which will be a direct rival to the Honda Activa.
The dimensions of the Maestro Edge are 1,840 mm in length, 695 mm in width, and 1,190 mm in height. The wheelbase is 1,265 mm and the ground clearance is 155 mm. The new variant of Maestro, with a plastic body, weighs 109/110 kg (LX/VX), will return an ARAI certified average of 65.8 km/l.
The Hero Duet, on the other hand, is slightly plumper than Maestro Edge measuring at 1,830 mm in length, 725 mm in width, and 1,140 mm in height. The wheelbase is 1,240/1,245 mm (LX/VX) and the ground clearance is 155 mm. The Duet, with an all-metal body, weighs 115/116 kg (LX/VX) with an economy of 63.8 km/l.
The motor is a single-cylinder air-cooled unit with a displacement of 110.9 cc. It develops 8.31 bhp of maximum power at 8,000 rpm and 8.30 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm, mated to a traditional CVT which will be doing duty on both the new scooters.
The new Hero Duet is offered in 6 shades – Candy Blazing Red, Nature Green Metallic, Pearl Silver White, Grace Grey Metallic, Matt Vernier Grey and Panther Black Metallic.The Hero Maestro Edge will come with an extra shade called Shooting Night Star along with the 6 available on the Duet.
The Duet has modern features such as Integrated Braking System (Combi-Braking), combination-type handlebar lock, digital-analog instrument cluster with service reminder, external fuel filler, USB power socket for charging smartphones or other gadgets, night lamp for under-seat storage, carry bag hooks at the front and rear, telescopic front fork, and tubeless tyres on steel wheels.
The features of Hero Maestro Edge includes 12-inch alloy wheels, immobiliser, side stand sensor, external fuel filler, front inner box, LED taillamp, telescopic front fork, bike-like exhaust can and tubeless tyres along with the ones seen on the Hero Duet.
The Maestro Edge looks a lot sharper than the Duet with fins above the indicators while the Duet will see a chrome strip running in the shape of ‘V’ in place of the fins.