Hero Maestro is the 2nd highest selling scooter in India which sold 44,819 units in January 2015. Well, if you compare it with Honda Activa, the sales of Maestro is one fifth of the Activa. I think Hero Motocorp might have to innovate here to with buyer’s heart and come up with some better scooter.
The Scooter segment has been rapidly growing these days in India with a noticeable growth. The world’s single largest two wheeler motorcycle manufacturer, Hero MotoCorp has well understanding of the changing market trends and always tries to give the best in motorcycle segment. Although you cannot compare the scooters’ performance with that of bikes in terms of speed, the mileage of both, bikes and scooter is almost similar.
Designed for men for their everyday use, Maestro by Hero MotoCorp is a sturdy and stylish bike that comes with a host of attractive features. It gives the perfect performance required for daily commuting.
The best blend of style and features, this new masculine and gear less scooter by the Motorcycle giant is a complete package that has everything to its perfection.
Maestro is not only stylish but also bears various features. With an excellent performance and a very good mileage, it comes in various color combinations and is fitted with advanced features like wide seat, digital instrumental panel and under seat storage. Its comfort, design and a fuel-efficient engine makes Maestro a good choice amongst its contemporaries.
Maestro is powered by a single-cylinder 110cc air-cooled and 4-stroke engine. Its one cylinder OHC engine has a power output of 8.2 bhp at 7500 rpm and a peak power of 9.1 Nm at 5500 rpm. Hero MotoCorp Maestro does not have any gear function as it comes with an automatic gearbox.
With a decent mileage of 60 kmpl & refined engine, Maestro has proved to be economically efficient. Its fuel tank capacity is 5.3 liters and top speed of 91 kmph is ideal for long distance drives. When it comes to the mileage, Maestro is no less than any other 110cc gear- less scooter of this range.
Design and Style
Very cool and trendy, Maestro is available in various exciting shades like Pearl Fadeless White, Panther Black Met, Pearl Harvest Green, Force Silver Met, Maestro Blue Metallic and Candy Blazing Red which attract and allure riders.
This dragon bike looks sporty and premium when seen from the front. Its headlight along with dual colored side mirrors and black colored cowl enhance the charisma of this scooter. Having an attractive rear profile, Maestro has expanded side panels with its name written on them. It also features a massive body colored grab rail that makes it look macho.
Handling & Control
This 110cc gear less scooter is easy in handling & controlling as it has an engine supported by a rear shock absorber. Placement of handlebar and proper height gives a rider a proper upright posture. The instrument panel is placed in a way that it lies among the line of rider’s sight, eliminating the needs of any extra efforts by rider. The handlebar allows a very comfortable positing and good space for the knee.
Maestro has a combined braking mechanism which allows the use of both front and rear brakes together is a potential safety system in itself. Another new safety feature of Maestro is a key less ignition lock which means you can lock the ignition cover without a key, but cannot open it, providing protection against tampering.
Maestro’s Market Rivals
Equipped with a decent mileage and excellent features, Maestro has made a place for itself in the gearless scooter market. Its major competitor is the Honda Activa, the highest selling scooter in India.
Besides, its plan to start the construction of Gujarat plant, Hero MotoCorp has planned to launch three new models encompassing two new scooters, early this year. The MD and Vice Chairman of Hero MotoCorp, Pawan Munjal recently told media that they will start rolling out new versions in scooter segment early part of this year. He also added that they’re expecting to do better than the last year.
EX-Show Room Prices Hero MotoCorp Maestro
|Max Power (ps)||8.2|
|Max Torque (Nm)||9.1|
|Acceleration 0-60kmph (sec)||11.7|
|Acceleration 0-400m (sec)||25.6|
|Top Speed (kmph)||77|
|Braking 60 kmph (meters)||26|
|Range in km||279|
|LED Tail lamps||No|
|Gas Charged Shock absorbers||No|
Latest Update: One cannot deny the popularity or Activa and how all the competitors are clueless on how to deal with it. In June 2015 Hero Motocorp showcased its 125cc Maestro Edge to select dealers abroad. Edge is going to take on Suzuki Swish and Activa in 110cc segment and is most likely to be launched somewhere in Diwali.
Maestro Edge gets power from air-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder ohc 110.9cc engine that churns out peak power of 8.31BHP at 8000rpm and maximum torque of 8.30Nm at 6500rpm. Telescopic front suspension and unit swing with spring loaded hydraulic damper at rear gives stability to it and takes up bumps and potholes easily.