The concept of ‘jugaad’ in India is something truly remarkable as confirmed by this latest video clip.
In a bizarre contraption, a man has installed a steering wheel and accelerator pedal on his Hero Maestro. Maestro is among the most popular scooties in the country. People use it, primarily, for city applications. It is great to manoeuvre around the tight spots in our cities. We see all sorts of passengers using it to commute to such places to run daily errands. With its popularity, it makes sense to use it to create some modifications. Let us take a look at the details of this weird contraption.
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Hero Maestro with a Steering Wheel
This post comes from autoxp95 on Instagram. It captures a unique sight. Even the vlogger mentions that he doesn’t generally make content around two-wheelers. But due to the rarity of this particular case, he had to document it. There is a steering wheel from a Hyundai Santro installed on this scooty in place of where its handlebar would’ve been. What’s even more interesting is the fact that there is a brake lever on the steering itself. There is also an accelerator pedal. While this looks bizarre, we don’t even know how this would drive in real-world conditions. In any case, this has to be the most unusual configuration you would see all day.
The Hero Maestro 125 comes with a BS6 phase 2-compliant 124.6-cc air-cooled SI engine which generates a decent 9.1 PS @7,000 RPM and 10.4 Nm @5,500 RPM of peak power and torque. At the front, it gets a disc brake, while the rear tyre has a drum brake. The scooter has a fuel tank capacity of 5 litres. Prominent features include a digital instrument console, Bluetooth connectivity, navigation, USB charging port, Hero Connect, single seat setup and more. The prices range from Rs 80,766 to Rs 86,766, ex-showroom. There are two colour options on offer on the top trim – Prismatic Yellow and Prismatic Purple.
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What We Think
India is full of unusual contraptions. People have the ideas and resources to perform all sorts of modifications to their vehicles. While the trend is particularly prevalent among cars, there are bike and scooter owners who love to modify their rides to make them look apart from the rest. In a bid to do that, they sometimes go overboard. Also, our existing laws don’t allow for heavy modifications on vehicles. Therefore, one must be cautious before doing anything to their automobiles. The ideal way is to consult your local RTO regarding what is allowed. We bet installing a steering wheel on a scooter can’t possibly be legal.
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