Hero recently unveiled the Duet in India. The scooter will be placed between the top-end Maestro Edge and the entry-level Pleasure and Maestro. Itwill use the Maestro Edge's 110.9cc engine whichmakes 8.4PS and 8.3Nm and has a claimed fuel efficiency of 63.8kmpl when powering the Duet.This scooter is metal bodied andweighs 116kg with a maximum payload of 130kg.The Duetis one of the few scooters in India to feature a pass-light switch. Apart from that, the Duet also gets anexternal fuel filler, a side stand indicator, a safety buzzer, telescopic front suspension and an integrated braking system. Other nifty features on the Duet are theUSB 3.0 port to charge phones and the boot light in the underseat storage.
Minimal chrome strips, a vee on the front apron and two dashes on the side will be well liked by the target customer - or so Hero believes
While the Maestro Edge gets alloy wheels, the Duet sticks to steel rims
The Duet gets chrome garnishes around it to give a more premium look
The big headlamp in the Hero Duet is an all-new unit. So are the dual-tone side view mirrors
Hero says that the seats have been builtwider and larger for better comfort forlong commutes
The external fuel filler is quite a handy feature
The contrasting silver detail on the part-digital cluster is a little loud
The ground clearance on the Hero Duet measures up to a good 155mm
The wrap-around lamps on the rear add a modern touch to the scooter
The load carrier can carry around 10kg
Like what you see? See what Shumi has to sayabout what it's like to ride in theHero Duet first ride review.
Images by Shubhabrata Marmar
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