Maestro is the first gearless scooter launched by the independent Hero MotoCorp. Previously, they were having only Pleasure which was one of the most chosen by girls. Hero Honda Pleasure is a light weight scooter and every female driver loves to drive it even now. Even the tagline was also in favor of female buyers – “Why should Boys have all the fun?“. But, Hero MotoCorp Maestro is not only for girls. It is for everyone who prefers gear-less scooter over bike or other two wheeler.
Hero MotoCorp Maestro Specs
Engine – 109cc, 4-stroke single cylinder OHC, Self Start
Power – 8.2 BHP @ 7500 rpm
Torque – 9.10 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Top Speed – 80 kmph
Mileage – 50 kmph
Suspension – Bottom Link (Front), Unit Swing (Rear)
Tyre Size – 90/100-10
Brakes – 130mm drums with Combined Braking System
Wheelbase – 1240mm
Ground Clearance – 155mm
Fuel Tank Capacity – 5.3 litres
Under-seat Capacity – 18 litres
Weight – 108 kg
Hero MotoCorp Maestro Features
Digital Analog Combo Meter, Multi Level key with Magnetic Head and Shutter, Maintenance free battery, Viscous Paper Pleated Air Filter, Combined Braking System, Large Storage Space.
Hero MotoCorp Maestro Review
Body Design –
Taking about the body design or styling of Hero Maestro, it looks attractive. The black visor in the front looks much more appealing than any other thing. Whether you go for any color, the visor will be in black color. I remember those times when I used to drive Honda Activa (metallic grey color), and I pasted matte sticker of black color on its visor for making it look more attractive. Many of my friends copied my style and pasted black matte sticker on their vehicle’s visor. The front look is quite different from other two wheeler gear-less scooters.
From the side, it is again executed with the black matte strip which looks more stylish. I truly loves the color combination used by Hero MotoCorp in Maestro. Every young boy has the desire of making their vehicle look more attractive. So, I don’t think that there is any need of pasting stickers. It’s already giving a sporty look.
From rear, it is quite similar to Honda Activa DLX. The tail light is rectangular in shape and looks much more similar to Honda Aciva DLX.
The new Hero MotoCorp Maestro comes with the exact same engine as Honda used in the Activa DLX. Hero Maestro also comes with 109cc displacement, 8.2 BHP power and other specs. Everything is just similar to Honda Activa. Even the tuning of the engine is also the exact copy. What to say now? I am very much disappointed with Hero MotoCorp. Though, the engine of Honda Activa is good but at least Hero MotoCorp should have changed the tuning in Maestro. The officials have promised about the scooter’s mileage of 50 km per litre, but in actual it provides a mileage of near about 40 km per litre.
Driving Talk –
Yesterday, I drove the Hero Maestro and finds it extremely comfortable. The pick up is also nice but not as quicker as in Suzuki Access 125. The handle bars are quite heavy and gives you the feeling of sportiness. Though, it is difficult to drive in crowded place because of this issue. The brakes are not as good as in Access or Activa. The scooter comes with a new feature that is Combined Braking System. In this system, the brake is applied on both wheels even if you press the left brake lever only. But, I am not satisfied with this technology. You have to press the break levers very tightly if you want to stop your scooter at the right time.
Hero MotoCorp Maestro Price
Rs. 48,500 (ex-showroom)
The design of this scooter is just superb. The color combination is really appealing. The engine specs is same as that of Honda Activa DLX. The performance of Maestro is not as good as Activa. Personally speaking, it’s not worth to spend this much amount on just digital analog meter and Combined Braking System technology which also fails to impress. You can go with Suzuki Access 125 or Honda Activa DLX.
This is the complete review on Hero MotoCorp Maestro