Are you planning to buy a gearless scooter and confused between the Hero Maestro Edge and Hero Duet? Read on to know which scooter is the best buy.
The Japanese automobile brand – Honda is undoubtedly the king of the gearless scooter market in India. Thanks to the highly popular Activa series, Honda has been successful to retain the 1st position (gearless scooter segment) for more than a decade now. But there is one name which has been constantly trying to make a difference with its offerings. It is none other than Hero Motocorp, which had broken a long-term association with Honda.
The Hero Maestro Edge and Hero Duet are two of the latest offerings by Hero in the gearless scooter segment, which is offering a stiff competition to Honda Activa series. Both of them are powerful, stylish and value for money scooters which can be a perfect value for money deal.
Let’s have a quick look at both of them to know which one is the best offering-
The Hero Maestro Edge and Hero Duet score full marks when it comes to exterior design, looks, quality and finish. The engineers have made no mistake while designing these scooters. Going with the name, it is clearly indicated that the Hero Maestro Edge sports a sharp and bold design with stylish edges. On the other hand, the Hero Duet has a gentle and simple body design.
The major difference between the two is their body make. The Maestro Edge packs two-tone plastic panels which looks rugged yet appealing. The sharp edged body panels look attractive and attract a lot of young buyers. While the Hero Duet has an all-metal body which looks more elegant and seem to have a better life than its sibling. The Hero Duet will also attract a lot of young buyers. However, the middle-aged and old buyers will prefer the Hero Duet over the Maestro Edge.
The turn indicators on the Duet are placed on the handle bar while the Maestro Edge has the indicators on the front grill. The instrument console with analogue speedometer and backlit digital meter on both these scooters look great. Other features like USB charging port, under-seat lighting, external fuel tank and LED taillights come as standard in both of them.
Engine & Performance
Both the Hero Maestro Edge and Hero Duet are powered by same 110.9cc engines that churn out 8.31bhp of power at 8,000rpm and 8.30NM of torque at 6,500 rpm. Talking about the engine performance and refinement, both these scooters perform exceptionally well. They deliver smooth acceleration with power-packed performance when throttled high. Both scooters are impressive while moving around the city traffic and even empty roads. However, you can’t expect them to be stable above the mark of 85kmph.
The telescopic suspension on the front and springs on the back on both these scooters are great and offer good comfort on bad roads. The integrated braking system on both these gearless scooters assures a confidence to the riders. The Maestro Edge claims a mileage of 65kmpl and Duet claims 63kmpl.
Overall, both these gearless scooters are great in every aspect. If you are planning to buy one, go ahead with the one that looks better to you.
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