Hero MotoCorp unveiled two new scooters for the Indian market – the Maestro Edge and Duet – at an event held in Delhi. While the price and other details about the Maestro Edge were revealed at the event, the company remained tight-lipped about the price of the new Duet. The official communication stated the launch date and prices of the new Maestro Edge and added that the new Duet will “follow soon”.
The new Duel is built on a completely new engine and chassis platform. The new 110cc Duet comes with a metal body and an array of features such as Integrated Braking (combined braking), telescopic front suspension, under-seat mobile charging port, remote seat / fuel lid opening, service due indicator, side stand indicator and twin parking lights. The new Duet, along with the new Maestro Edge, also features front luggage box and throttle position sensor (TPS).
The new Hero Duet is powered by a 110cc air-cooled engine, the same unit that is found on the new Maestro Edge, delivering 8.31 bhp of power and 8.3Nm of torque. Hero MotoCorp claims that the new Duet will deliver an impressive fuel economy of 63.8 kmpl.
The new Duet will be available in two variants – VX and LX – and six colour options – Candy Blazing Red, Pearl Silver White, Grace Grey, Matte Nature Green, Panther Black and Vernier Grey (non-metallic). Hero MotoCorp has remained silent on the pricing front. The new Duet, along with the Maestro Edge, will be positioned against the much successful Honda Activa. But can these two new products capture the Honda Activa dominated market? With a long list of features and Hero’s well-spread service network, these two just might.
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