Auto Expo 2018: Hero MotoCorp Debuts In 125cc Scooter Segment with Maestro Edge 125, Duet 125
Due for launch in India by second quarter of fiscal 2019, both Maestro Edge 125 and Duet 125 have been designed and developed by Hero MotoCorp’s in-house R&D team, based at the Hero Centre of Innovation and Technology in Jaipur
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Hero MotoCorp debuted into the fast growing 125cc scooter segment with the unveiling of Maestro Edge 125 and Duet 125 at the ongoing Auto Expo 2018.
Due for launch in India by second quarter of fiscal 2019, both Maestro Edge 125 and Duet 125 have been designed and developed by Hero MotoCorp’s in-house R&D team, based at the Hero Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur.
Speaking at the Auto Expo 2018, Markus Braunsperger, Chief Technology Officer, Hero MotoCorp, said, “Our scooter portfolio has been steadily improving and with the addition of the two new scooters, we have further improved our offerings to the customers. These are the first and only scooters in India that feature a start-stop system, based on Hero’s revolutionary i3S technology.”
Malo Le Masson – Head of Global Product Planning, Hero MotoCorp, added to this by saying, “Our 125cc scooters will grasp the shift happening towards higher capacity segments in scooters, enabling us to cover 99 per cent of the scooter segment.”
Hero Maestro Edge 125
The new Maestro Edge 125 draws its power from a new 125cc Energy Boost Engine, producing power output of 8.7bhp @ 6750rpm and maximum torque of 10.2Nm @ 5000 rpm.
The scooter also brings Hero’s i3S (Idle-stop-start system) to the scooter segment. The scooter offers road safety with integrated braking system and front disk brake (optional feature). In addition, the scooter offers a slew of safety and utility features, such as, digital-analog meter, side stand indicator and service due reminder.
New Maestro Edge 125 scooter comes packed with a host of design elements including diamond-cut cast wheels, sharp front cover and apron, sleek rear cowl, signature led tail-lamp and frost winkers.
Keeping the convenience of customers at its core, the scooter offers features like external fuel filling, remote key opening, mobile charging port and boot lamp.
The Maestro Edge 125 is available in both Drum and Disc variants, with an option of four colour schemes - Matt Techno Blue, Matt Red, Matt Brown and Matt Vernier Grey.
Hero Duet 125
The metal body scooter comes packed with a host of features, such as side stand indicator, service reminder, pass switch, external fuel filling, boot lamp and mobile charge etc.
The new premium chrome chest, signature tail lamp and winkers, new bold chrome strips, new body color mirrors and dual tone seat cover add to the styling of the scooter.
The Duet 125 draws its power from a new 125cc Energy Boost Engine, producing power output of 8.7bhp @ 6750rpm and maximum torque of 10.2Nm @5000rpm. The scooter also brings Hero’s i3S (Idle-stop-start system) to the scooter segment for enhanced efficiency.
The scooter offers road safety with Integrated Braking System. The four color schemes – Noble Red, Chestnut Bronze, Panther Black and Pearl Silver white - add to the premium appeal of the scooter. The Duet 125 is available with Drum brakes.