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Hero Duet

Hero Duet is a scooter with the last known price range of Rs. 49,972 - Rs. 53,946 in India. It had 2 variants and 5 colours. It and was powered by a 110.9 cc BS-IV engine with a user reported mileage of 47 kmpl. It came with both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement110.9 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported47 kmpl
  • Kerb Weight115 kg
  • Seat Height770 mm

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 49,972

Hero Duet is now discontinued in India.

Discontinued
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  • 5 ColoursSee Colours
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Hero Duet Summary

Duet key highlights

Engine Capacity 110.9 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 47 kmpl
Kerb Weight 115 kg
Seat Height 770 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.5 litres
Max Power 8.31 bhp

About Duet

The Hero Duet is a unisex 110cc scooter positioned between the Pleasure and the Maestro Edge. It is one of the first new products developed independently by Hero MotoCorp since its split with long-time joint venture partner – Honda.

The Duet is being promoted as a family scooter. The metal body is beautifully moulded into a very modern and dynamic shape, which makes it one of the best-looking scooters in the segment. At the front, the headlamp and the turn signals have been integrated into a single unit on the handlebar, while the V-shaped chrome strip on the front apron adds a modest amount of bling. The black floorboard, seat and the grab rail contrasts beautifully with the funky paint schemes.

The Hero Duet is based on a new platform and is powered by a new 111cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine. This engine delivers 8bhp and 8Nm of torque through a CVT transmission. It gets telescopic suspension at the front and a spring-loaded hydraulic damper in the rear. The Duet rides on 10-inch metal wheels and 90/100 profile tubeless tyres. It comes with the innovative combi brakes, with drum brakes at both ends.

The Duet is available in six funky paint schemes – red, silver white, grey, matte grey, green and black. It competes with other 110cc scooters like the Suzuki Let’s, Mahindra Gusto, TVS Jupiter and the Honda Activa-i. The LX base variant of the Duet is priced at Rs 49,565 (ex-showroom).

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Hero Duet Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • The 110cc engine is smooth and refined
    • The external fuel filler is of great use
    • Gets under seat charging port
  • Could be Better

    • The acceleration is not exciting
    • Doesn't get alloy wheels

BikeWale's Take

The Hero Duet is an entry-level 110cc scooter designed for a family. It offers decent level of comfort, along with some practicality. The scooter should have at least got alloy wheels as an option.

Hero Duet Review

The Hero Duet is India’s largest two-wheeler maker’s attempt at taking its scooter sales to the next level. And like the Maestro Edge, the Duet too has shrugged off Honda's technology and is a completely home grown Hero MotoCorp offering. So, it was back to the drawing board and out came a completely new platform and powertrain. Positioned between the masculine Maestro and the effeminate Pleasure, the Hero Duet is a brand new unisex family scooter, charged with the responsibility of boosting Hero' sales in the burgeoning scooter segment.

What is it?

The Hero Duet is India’s largest two-wheeler maker’s attempt at taking its scooter sales to the next level. And like the Maestro Edge, the Duet too has shrugged off Honda's technology and is a completely home grown Hero MotoCorp offering. So, it was back to the drawing board and out came a completely new platform and powertrain. Positioned between the masculine Maestro and the effeminate Pleasure, the Hero Duet is a brand new unisex family scooter, charged with the responsibility of boosting Hero' sales in the burgeoning scooter segment.

How does it ride?

The top-end Hero Duet VX offers a stable and composed ride at city speeds thanks to the telescopic front suspension. The well-padded seat and the suspension insulate you from all the bumps and undulations without breaking a sweat. The 10-inch tubeless TVS tyres offer good grip, though their small size means the ride tends to get bumpy once the needle crosses the 50kmph mark. Also, the vibrations on the floorboard set in at 50kmph, and keep getting annoying as the speed increases. It is worth noting that the base Duet LX gets a conventional bottom-linked spring-loaded hydraulic damper, which might not be as up to the mark.

The sturdy metal body of the Hero Duet, which adds six kilograms to its weight over the Maestro Edge, ensures stability even on crosswind-ridden highways. The Duet comes kitted with Hero's proprietary Integrated Braking System which automatically activates the front brakes whenever the rear brakes are pulled, thereby improving the braking performance. It eliminates your reliance on the front brakes and is especially useful for novices.

At the heart of the Hero Duet is a newly developed 110.9cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine, which produces 8bhp and 8.3Nm of torque through a CVT gearbox. Despite its heavy kerb weight of 116 kilograms, the Duet feels pretty quick off the mark. Even the 50kmph to 60kmph roll on acceleration is impressive, which comes handy while overtaking. However, the engine is tuned keeping fuel efficiency in mind, and this becomes evident as soon you cross 60kmph. The rubberband effect of the CVT transmission raises its ugly head once you head past 60kmph, making the Duet feel slow. Keep pushing and the engine will keep on going till an indicated 85kmph before it starts to stutter. But to be honest, all of this seems like a reasonable trade-off when you consider that the Duet returns a staggering 63.8kmpl in city conditions as tested by us on our designated fuel run route.?

 

Anything else I should know?

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.

 

Why should I buy one?

Easy to use and fuel-efficient. Its compact dimensions, easy-going power delivery and the integrated braking system make it ideal for beginners as well as women, while the smart features should appeal to college students and the youth. The Duet satisfactorily fulfills its role as a city scooter and comes with the assurance of Hero's widespread service network and the unbeatable five year/70,000km warranty.

Where does it fit in?

After dabbling in specifically targeted scooter segments (with the Maestro and the Pleasure) for some time, the Duet represents Hero's first shot at the unisex family scooter segment. As such, the Hero Duet bears comparison with the likes of the Suzuki Let's, Mahindra Gusto and the Honda Activa-i. However, at Rs 62,058 (on-road, Mumbai), the Duet is the most expensive of the lot. For this money, you get a relatively modern and feature-loaded scooter which will meet all your mundane requirements without breaking a sweat.

 
Photography by Kapil Angane

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Hero Duet mileage

As reported by Duet owners, the real mileage of Hero Duet is 47 kmpl. As per ARAI, the average of Duet is 45 kmpl.

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Duet Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 8.31 bhp @ 8,000 rpm

    Max Torque 8.3 Nm @ 6,500 rpm

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission Automatic

    Transmission Type V-Matic

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS-IV

    Displacement 110.9 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 50 mm

    Stroke 56 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder --

    Compression Ratio --

    Ignition Full Transisterized CDI

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern --

    Clutch Automatic

    Fuel Delivery System --

    Fuel Tank Capacity 5.5 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity These are estimated figures 1.8 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 258.5 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 45 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 47 kmpl

    Top Speed These are estimated figures 85 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated IBS

    Front Brake Type Drum

    Front Brake Size 130 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 90/100-10-53 J

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres No

    Rear Brake Type Drum

    Rear Brake Size 130 mm

    Calliper Type No

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 10 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 10 inch

    Front Tyre Size 90/100-10-53 J

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Front Suspension Telescopic, Hydraulic Shock Absorber

    Rear Suspension Unit Swing with Spring Loaded Hydraulic Damper

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 115 kg

    Overall Length 1,830 mm

    Overall Width 726 mm

    Wheelbase 1,245 mm

    Ground Clearance 155 mm

    Seat Height 770 mm

    Overall Height 1,139 mm

    Chassis Type High Rigidity Under Bone Type

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) --

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Standard Warranty (Kilometers) --

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Low Battery Indicator--

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator --

Low Oil Indicator --

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageNo

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchNo

ClockYes

Battery12V - 4Ah (MF Battery)

Headlight TypeHalogen Bulb (Multi reflector type)

Brake/Tail Light12V - 5/21W Multi Reflector Type

Turn Signal21W x 4 nos (MFR- Clear Lens- Amber Bulb)

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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Hero Duet User Reviews

4 491 ratings 190 reviews
  • 3

    Visual Appeal

  • 3

    Reliability

  • 3

    Comfort

  • 3

    Service Experience

  • 3

    Value for Money

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  •  4Comfortable ride for family 3 days ago by Nileshkumar Bachubhai Rat, Surat

    We bought duet in 2016. My family is happy with the ride. Duet is very comfortable for women and all of us, enjoy riding any other trip. It's heavy but no other bike to compare with a duet. We have used every day to work from home to the office. My wife and I also use i

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Yes

    • Got mileage of

      54 kmpl

  •  5My first scooter.... 2 months ago by Shailendra, New Delhi

    The duet became my family in 2016 Aug, in the beginning, the daily commute was around 50 km, the mileage was 62 and the top speed I got is 90 to 95kmph, everything went well, the only problem is with the fuel tank lock, it started getting stuck, rest the bike is awesome

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      57 kmpl

  •  1Worst performance 2 months ago by Ganesh Shinde, Pune

    Worst bike every after 4 yrs using, it's not able to start after repair, battery drain issue. Worst hero duet bike. Avoid going for hero duet. Not able to use due to starting issue, even after shown many times to different service dealers. Worst. I will never go for due

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

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  •  1Disappointment at its finest 5 months ago by Nathan Pereira, Goa

    The buying experience was great. As for the riding experience, after the first few months, the scooter stopped acting like a scooter. It would just stop randomly, the brakes on normal use wore out quite often so as to basically be riding without brakes, and the bike vib

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      18 kmpl

  •  1Duet not good 5 months ago by Vijay, Hubli

    I purchased this vehicle in 2016. After 3 months it became off on regular intervals for 3-4 months up to 3 years. This happens in regular service too. And the height was good. Mileage was very low. It gives me only 32 to 35 max. It is just a car for two-person. I am dis

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      38 kmpl

  •  4Its good 10 months ago by Vansh, Rishikesh

    It's good but I thought this scooty price is to low but why it's tyre is not tube less this is a main reason to be unhappy and it's mileage is good .

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      48 kmpl

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