The Hero Duet is a very smartly engineered scooter. It comes with abundant storage space, especially on this top of the line VX version. It gets two storage hooks, one glovebox and a decently sized underseat storage. While the underseat storage cannot fit in a full face helmet, it should be able to swallow a half-face helmet quite comfortably. It also gets a USB 3.0 charging point and a boot light to illuminate the bay. The floorboard is slightly inclined and offers a very good grip.
The key slot gets a couple of other functionalities apart from the ignition and the handle lock. It gives you remote access to open the external fuel filler (located above the tail lamp assembly) as well as the under seat storage. It might be inconvenient initially but you will get used to in some time.
The contemporary-looking instrument cluster in the Duet VX contains an analogue speedometer and fuel level indicator along with a digital readout for the odometer, twin trip meters and the service due indicator. The base Duet VX, however, misses out on the electronic display.
Buyers will have to make do with steel wheels, as alloy wheels aren't offered even as optional extras. The switchgear and plastic quality is pretty basic, nothing to write home about. The high beam/low beam switch doubles up as a pass switch, while the accelerator is perfectly weighed for city usage. The brake lock clamp on the rear brake is a useful feature, but quite frustratingly requires you to use both your hands to engage it.
The Duet's curvy and proportionate design is neither captivating, nor offensive. It gets few chrome strips on the sides and the front apron and a massive tail lamp assembly. The 3D logo on the sides give it a premium feel, while dual-tone mirrors complement the scooter's paint scheme. Going with the overall look of the scooter, the Duet's palette comes with seven trendy paint schemes. I, however, have an affinity towards its matte vernier grey.