Hero Pleasure Plus has been launched in India, as a more powerful alternative to the regular 100cc variant. Here are some points to read about the scooter before buying.
Hero launched the 110cc Pleasure earlier this week. Along with the new engine, it gets some styling updates and minor feature additions as well. However, the overall look remains the same.
Hero Pleasure Plus is the third scooter from the manufacturer in the 110cc segment alongside Duet and Maestro Edge. Maestro Edge 125 was also launched on the same day, which is the second 125cc scooter.
To summarize, here are five things that you need to know before buying the new Pleasure Plus.
1. Price and Competition
Pleasure Plus is available in two variants – alloy wheels and metal wheels. The former one is the top variant, priced at Rs 49,300 and the other one goes for Rs 47,300 (ex-showroom Delhi).
It competes squarely against Honda Activa-i, which is the female-rider focused version of the regular Activa. Also, the Scooty Pep+ comes in a similar price range. Hero need not worry, because Pleasure is doing good in this price range.
2. Styling Changes
A major update to the Pleasure comes in the form of styling updates. The front portion has been revamped and it now gets some chrome detailing and new funky looking headlamp. The side portion receives some revisions along with a small chrome detailing.
The overall idea of the Pleasure being a retro-styled scooter remains the same. The alloy wheels and the grab rails are continued from the 100cc Pleasure.
Hero Pleasure Plus uses a new 110cc engine, that is borrowed from the Duet and Maestro 110. The engine produces 8 BHP and 8.7 Nm of peak torque, experiencing a 14% power jump and 7% torque.
The engine tuning is also better than the 100cc Pleasure, being better in acceleration. The performance, still, remains to be average, not for the youngsters.
The feature list largely remains the same. Revisions include a new analogue speedometer, different front apron with USB charger and new headlamps. It continues with the boot lamp and alloy wheels.
5. Suspension and Brakes
For suspension, Hero Pleasure Plus continues with the unit linked suspension at the front and hydraulic unit at the back. No suspension upgrade. Drum brakes are equipped on both the ends, without the option of a disc brake. No upgrade here as well.