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. It will use the Maestro Edge's 110.9cc engine which makes 8.4PS and 8.3Nm and has a claimed fuel efficiency of 63.8kmpl when powering the Duet. This scooter is metal bodied and weighs 116kg with a maximum payload of 130kg. The Duet is one of the few scooters in India to feature a pass-light switch. Apart from that, the Duet also gets an external fuel filler, a side stand indicator, a safety buzzer, telescopic front suspension and an integrated braking system. Other nifty features on the Duet are the USB 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 built wider and larger for better comfort for long 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 say about what it's like to ride in the Hero Duet first ride review.
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