Hero MotoCorp has been pretty vigilant in making its products BS6 compliant but in the process of doing so, some products were left out. It gave us an initial impression that Hero might discontinue some products from its line-up. But the homegrown manufacturer has been slowly updating its portfolio and the latest vehicle to join its BS6 line-up is the Maestro gearless scooter. This new scooter will be selling at a price of INR 60,950 for the base variant.
The higher variant will come with a price tag of INR 62,450 (all prices ex-showroom) and comes with alloy wheels. It would have been great if Hero also had thrown in a disc brake, at least as an option.
Hero hasn’t implemented any major changes to the BS6 Maestro. It does get new graphics, new colour options, alloy wheels and a redesigned exhaust muffler. The company has added new graphics on the front and side body panels. The BS6 Hero Maestro 110 also gets two new colour options including Midnight Blue and Seal Silver. It will be available with a semi-digital instrument panel that includes an analogue counter for speed and a digital display for readouts like trip meter, odometer, service reminder, fuel gauge, etc. The scooter also gets a side-stand indicator. Along with the two new colour options (Midnight Blue and Seal Silver), the BS6 Hero Maestro 110 is available in Candy Blazing Red, Pearl Fadeless White, Panther Black, and Techno Blue.
The major change comes in the form of the engine, which is now BS6 compliant. It is powered by a 110.9 cc engine that puts out 8 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 9 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. The BS6 Maestro also gets fuel injection now and it is expected to have enhanced fuel efficiency and improved performance. It also gets Hero’s xSens technology which includes a total of nine sensors like vehicle speed sensor, bank angle sensor, engine oil temperature sensor, and throttle position sensor. These sensors, according to Hero MotoCorp, offer better pick-up and improved fuel-economy as compared to the BS4 model. The scooter gets a CVT transmission. The front uses a 12-inch alloy wheel with telescopic suspension whereas the rear wheel is a 10-inch diamond-cut alloy.
Recently, as part of its ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives towards the COVID-19 relief efforts, Hero MotoCorp handed over four specially-designed First Responder Vehicles (FRVs) to the government civil hospitals in Rewari and Dharuhera in the state of Haryana. These unique utilitarian vehicles will be useful for reaching out to patients and the needy in rural and remote areas and comfortably moving them to the nearest hospitals. These First Responder Vehicles (FRVs) have been custom-built as an accessory on the Xtreme 200R motorcycles of Hero MotoCorp. The FRVs have been equipped with a full stretcher, along with a foldable hood mounted on the side, other important items include essential medical equipment such as a detachable first-aid kit, oxygen cylinder, fire extinguisher and other safety features such as LED Flasher Lights, foldable beacon light, emergency wireless public announcement system and siren.