The scooter segment has experience rapid growth mainly due to the convenience offered by these automatic vehicles. They are easy to ride, easy to maintain and are very practical as well. Many major manufacturers have identified the scooter segment as a crucial space to gain market share. Hero Motocorp, after achieving success in the commuter segment, is now looking to dominate the scooter segment. The company has made its intentions clear by launching two new scooters namely, the Duet and the Maestro Edge. Here, we take a closer looks at the premium Maestro Edge. Check out our First look of Hero Duet here.
Hero’s game plan
Hero Motocorp will position the Maestro Edge above the Hero Duet, although both scooters are powered by the same engine. The scooter is loaded with features and the target audience will be people who are looking for a comfortable scooter to move around within city limits.
At first glance, the Maestro looks very attractive. The funky design is eye catching and will definitely appeal to younger audience. The Maestro Edge has definitely grown up when compared to the original Maestro. It is taller and wider and looks like a highly evolved form of the Maestro. At the front, the scooter gets a clever new wind deflector, slightly above the headlamp. Other notable design elements include all new LED tail lamps and stylish new exhausts.
Features and Powertrain
The redesigned instrument cluster looks classy. The cluster is a combination of analogue and digital elements and it displays several useful information including service indicator, side stand indicator and dual trip meter. The scooter also gets a pass light switch, which we feel should be mandatory in all scooters.
The Maestro Edge is powered by an all-new engine. This 110.9 cc engine develops a peak power of 8.3 bhp at 8000 rpm and has a torque output of 8.3 Nm at 6500 rpm. Although the scooter is slightly more powerful, it remains to be seen as to how it performs in the real world.
The Maestro Edge is most certainly an improvement over the original Maestro. The scooter is loaded with features and is quite attractive to look at. The Activa has to watch out as the Maestro Edge is a worthy challenger. The Maestro will be available in two trims namely, LX and VX. The LX variant is priced at Rs. 49,500 and the VX variant is priced at Rs. 50,700(Ex-showroom Delhi), which makes it a value for money proposition.