The Hero Duet comes with softer lines and an all-metal body targeted at a wider audience base and will be positioned below the Maestro Edge with a competitive asking price.
You read it first on MotorBeam. Hero MotoCorp’s second major launch in the scooter market this year will be the ‘Duet’ that has been under development for quite some time now. Scheduled to be officially launched on 29th September in the country, we have got our hands on the Duet’s brochure revealing all the necessary details you need to know about Hero’s newest offering. Featuring softer lines compared to the sharp Maestro Edge, the Hero Duet gets an all-metal body and is targeted at a wider audience base and will also be positioned below the latter.
The 2015 Hero Duet measures 1830 mm in length, 725 mm in width and 1140 mm in height with a wheelbase of 1245 mm (VX trim). The scooter is marginally larger than the Maestro Edge in dimensions and also carries a higher kerb weight of 116 kgs. Powering the Hero Duet is the same 110.9cc single-cylinder as the Maestro Edge, churning out 8.43 PS at 8000 RPM and 8.30 Nm of torque at 6500 RPM. The suspension setup comprises of telescopic front forks and shock absorbers at the rear, while you get tubeless tyres wrapped around steel wheels on the Duet with integrated braking being offered as standard.
The Hero Duet will be available in two variants – LX and VX, and comes with an external fuel filler with buzzer, mobile charging USB socket, combination lock (instead of the immobiliser), under seat storage lamp as well as front and rear luggage hooks. The digital-analog instrument cluster is carried over from the Maestro Edge and comes with a service reminder. Prices of the new Hero Duet will be available closer to launch and are likely to start from Rs. 50,000/- (ex-showroom) competing against the Honda Activa-i and the likes in the segment.