- Hero Maestro Edge 125 (FI) has been priced at Rs 62,700 (ex-showroom Delhi).
- The 2019 Hero Pleasure has received a price tag of Rs 49,300 (ex-showroom Delhi).
- Bookings of the Hero Maestro Edge 125 will start from 16 May 2019.
- Meanwhile, bookings of the 2019 Hero Pleasure+ will commence from the first week of June.
After much anticipation, Hero MotoCorp has launched the Maestro Edge 125 and the 2019 Pleasure+. The Maestro Edge 125 has been introduced in three variants - FI (Rs 62,700), i3S Disc (Rs 60,000) and i3S Drum (Rs 58,500). This makes it the first scooter in India to come equipped with fuel injection. However, it misses out on i3S, which is offered on the Carb variant.
Coming to the 2019 Hero Pleasure+, it has been introduced in two variants - Std (Rs 47,300) and Cast Wheel (Rs 49,300), making it Rs 2,200 dearer than the older generation models. (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).
Starting with the Hero Maestro Edge 125, as mentioned earlier, it is now India’s first scooter to come equipped with fuel injection. This will allow it to run much cleaner and abide by the upcoming BS6 norms. Additionally, the flagship Hero scooter now comes with top-shelf features such as semi-digital instrument cluster and an optional front disc (a first for any Hero scooter).
Powering the scooter is the same engine as the Destini 125. However, this 124.6cc single-cylinder engine makes slightly more power at 9.24PS, compared to Destini's 8.8PS. Torque, however, remains unchanged at 10.2Nm of torque. We also expect it to carry a slightly sportier tune than the Destini 125. The Fi variant gets two colour options: White and Black. The Carb variant gets four paint schemes: Matte Blue, Matte Red, Matte Brown and Matte Grey.
It rivals the Honda Grazia, Suzuki Access 125 and the TVS NTorq.
Coming to the 2019 Hero Pleasure+ it gets a subtle redesign and a larger motor, which is also seen on the Duet and Maestro Edge. The Pleasure+ gets a slightly different look with an all-new headlight with silver trim. The rear has also been redesigned and now sport bigger body coloured panels. Powering it now is a 110.9cc single-cylinder motor makes 8.2PS of power and 8.7Nm of torque. In comparison, the 102cc variant makes 7PS of power and 8.1Nm of torque. In terms of competition, it goes up against the Honda Dio, priced at Rs 52,938 and the Yamaha Fascino which retails for Rs 55,623 (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi)