Hero Scooters Expert Reviews
As much as I would love to strut around on a Vespa, the sky-high pricing makes it an absurd proposition for people like me. The Yamaha Fascino on the other hand, offers similar perks for a lot less. But once you put its ‘lifestyle vehicle’ tag aside, is the Fascino capable enough to take on the best of the lot? Just about when it had its butt settled on the 110cc scooter segment throne, we decided to have the Hero Maestro Edge don its armour and duel it out with the Yamaha Fascino.
Hero MotoCorp has done a great job with the Maestro Edge. We said that in our first ride report. And honestly, it is a scooter we would happily recommend to many. But, since we first rode it, there’s one question we wanted an answer to: Is the Hero Maestro Edge the best 110cc scooter in the market today? To find out, we have lined up two worthy benchmarks. In the shiny grey corner is the Honda Activa. It is India’s highest selling scooter and has been so for what seems like eternity. In the not-so-shiny – or let’s just say matte – grey corner is the TVS Jupiter. The Jupiter sells well too but we have it here because as far as 110cc scooters go, it really is the benchmark in more areas than one.Read full 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.Read full review
Scooters mean serious business in India. And the new Maestro Edge from Hero MotoCorp is an example of that same business need. It is stylish, utilitarian, practical and fuel efficient and has been launched to make a dent in the sales of the Honda Activa , which is getting impressive month after month. Also, the Maestro Edge is Hero’s first scooter that has been developed completely in-house and of course, with the help of its technology partners.Read full review
When it comes to motorcycle sales numbers in India, Hero MotoCorp, with over 50 per cent market share, is your true champion. But, when a scooter brand like Honda Activa manages to outsell Hero's long standing champion, Splendor (even if it is for a month or two), it ought to send alarm bells ringing at the motorcycle maker's Vasant Kunj office in Delhi.Read full review
White and Orange seems to be a very good colour combination to look at, especially when it is on something that has wheels. And that was the colour of my ride in Goa. Usually Goa is associated with colour, style and flamboyance thanks to the 'constant state of party ' it is in. But this time my experience with my ride here was different. Riding the updated Hero Pleasure in Goa taught me that sometimes, it is better to do things the conventional way if you want accurate observations/reactions. Things I also learned that day were that if you are taller than the average man and ride something that is smaller than average, it surely gets some attention, but not necessarily for the right reasons!Read full review