India’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp, after months of speculation, has launched the 2019 Pleasure+ and the Maestro Edge 125 scooters. The Maestro Edge 125 will be available in the Fi, i3S (Drum), and i3S (Disc) variants. It is also India’s first scooter to have a fuel-injection system. The three models are priced at INR62,700, INR58,500, and INR60,000 respectively. The new Hero Pleasure+, on the other hand, is being offered in the standard and cast wheel versions, priced at INR47,300 and INR49,300 respectively.
The Hero Maestro Edge 125 is hauled by a single-cylinder 124.6cc motor. It’s the same engine that powers the Hero Destini 125. The Edge 125 outputs 9.24PS maximum power and 10.2Nm peak torque. It is expected to be slightly on the sportier side than the Destini 125. The Fi model comes in black and white colour schemes, while the two i3S versions will be available in matte colours in red, brown, blue, and grey shades. The scooter will compete with the TVS NTorq, Honda Grazia, and the Suzuki Access 125.
The 2019 Pleasure+ sports a subtle redesign and a larger engine. It’s the same motor which powers the Maestro Edge and Hero Duet. The Pleasure+ is hauled by a single-cylinder 110.9cc motor which produces 8.2PS maximum power and 8.7Nm peak torque. The 102cc model of the Hero Pleasure outputs 7PS maximum power and 8.1Nm peak torque. The rear of the 2019 Hero Pleasure+ has been redesigned and now features larger body-coloured panels. The scooter competes with the Yamaha Fascino which is priced at INR55,623, and the Honda Dio which is pegged at INR52,938. The 2019 Pleasure+ will also rival the TVS Wego and the Honda Activa i in its class.
The new Hero Pleasure+ also sports a number of cosmetic updates. It has a semi-digital instrument cluster and LED headlamps.