- Well designed entry level scooter
- Superlative chassis, brakes, engine
- Peppy and fuel efficient engine
- Front suspension not telescopic forks
- No LED headlights
Hero has had an aggressive start to 2019 and late 2018 wasn’t dull either. Four new 200cc motorcycle came almost instantly in the wake of criticism from around the country because of the lack of performance motorcycle from the world largest two wheeler manufacturer. It had to response and it has done it. However, it does not want to forget the scooter segment where the demand seems shrinking as we speak, but the overall demand and growth is still palatable. Last year we also saw the Destini 125 and Duet 110cc scooter come to the Indian market and go aboard as well.
Hero Destini is already doing well but there is another addition to that and it is Maestro Edge 125 and most importantly it also comes in fuel injected variant. There is also addition surprisingly and it is the Hero Pleasure Plus 110cc. Let’s have a look at how the new heart beats along with other changes that have been done to make this scooter all new and attract women buyers.
The design has taken a big evolunitary jump over the 100cc variant which continues to be on sale. The scooter gets a new front panel which is more muscular and gets satin finished plate over it. Side profile also gets stubby oval panel and with character lines over it and reminds us of the TVS Scooty. The rear witnesses change and it doesn’t do justice to the rest of the scooter. Cluster is bare basic and doesn’t get a trip meter. Switch gear continues to be the same and doesn’t get a pass light button. Ergonomics continue to be the same, floor board is raised but the seat height is low.
Riding the scooter made us realize that the power to weight ratio plays a key role with this scooter by a big margin. 8 BHP and 8.7 NM of torque that is just pushing 101 kg of weight means the performance throughout the rev range will be good and it was. Low-mid and even top-end was responding well with this carburetor motor which BSIV compliant. Engine is smooth and refined with barely any vibes, apart from at idle. Engines rev cleanly and smoothly and CVT gearbox does it job of extracting the power. 50-70 km/hr could be more punchy, but it is tuned to extract the best balance of fuel economy and performance. Expect 45 km/l from this scooter given its size and engine that was seen earlier in the Duet 110cc.
Dynamics are the highlight of the scooter. The scooter ride with more confidence as the chassis and suspension setup has been changed. The mature ride quality and handling makes the scooter easy to ride and novice friendly. Women riders or first time riders will find it extremely easy to get on the scooter and get going. Be it on the straights or twisty, the grip is good too from the tyres. The engine and dynamics come together quite well and make it fun to ride, a rarity in this segment. Brakes were good too and the IBS is on offer as well.
2019 Hero Pleasure Plus 110cc Review, Verdict
Overall, the lack of features and space is a small compromise with the Pleasure Plus 110cc. However, it is significant leap over the 102cc variant in every aspect. Be it ride, handling or design. The new Pleasure Plus fits the bill right in this segment and offers a lot including sheer value for money proposition at Rs. 47,000 ex-showroom Delhi. Clearly, every body can have fun with this scooter be it the target audience, women or men.
Pleasure Plus 110cc Review,