The Maestro is also the first scooter to incorporate fuel injection in India.
The much awaited Maestro Edge 125 and the 2019 Pleasure+ has been launched in India. Available in three variants, the Maestro Edge 125 is priced at Rs 62,700 for FI, Rs 60,000 for i3S Disc and Rs 58,500 for i3S Drum. The Maestro is also the first scooter to incorporate fuel injection in India. However, the i3S feature is offered only with 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.
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)
We will be riding both the scooters soon, so watch this space for our first ride review!