Hero Pleasure+ has been launched for Rs 47,300 (ex-showroom)
Hero Pleasure+ is an update to the existing product, in fact it is an update.As the number of female riders has increased by about 75%, Hero has introduced the Pleasure+. It isn’t an all new scooter for the Indian market and but will be offered with a range of features. Hero Pleasure+ shall be offered with the same 110cc engine and this seems to be an exciting product to make a comeback in the scooter segment. The existing Pleasure comes with 100cc, which will continue to be on sale for the time being. In the coming time, the 100cc will be phased out.
At the moment, Hero hasn’t been doing well in the scooters, where other manufacturers like TVS has moved ahead. The new Pleasure will be offered with two options – one is the base model and the second variant comes with cast wheels. So, the base model doesn’t get the cast wheels. There are multiple new colours also on offer.
Hero Pleasure+ Price
The price of this new scooter is Rs 49,300 (ex-showroom) for the top model, and the price for the base model will be Rs 47,300 (ex-showroom). The new Pleasure+ will be made available soon. The Pleasure+ base model is without alloy wheel and the expensive one gets that. There is no disc brake option.
Hero Pleasure+ Engine
The Pleasure+ engine will be a 110.9cc engine that will churn about 8bhp at 7500rpm, while the torque is 8.70Nm. In terms of transmission has CVT and shall have drum brakes only. The scooter will also come with carburettor version only. There shall be no FI (fuel injection). This is the same engine that comes on the Duet 110 as well. This is a BSIV compliant engine and in the future it will be BSVI. This will mean, it should get fuel-injection as well.
This is a single-cylinder air-cooled engine. This was one of the first ingenious engines developed by the company. As the Pleasure+ is about 100 kilograms, weight moves in its favour. Hence, the 8bhp feels sufficient. The engine when we rode on the Maestro Edge and the Duet was highly responsive. So, we have no doubts about its power.
Hero Pleasure+ Design
The looks of the new Pleasure+ hasn’t changed a lot. The retro-sort of look is carried forward. The headlamp is squarish and it has a yellow halogen bulb. This has a silver surround as well. The Pleasure+ gets the side indicators on the snout. The front tyre is 10-inch and it is tubeless. The scooter even has an alloy wheel option. There is no option of a disc brake and only drum brake for the front. At the same time, this new scooter has black wheels.
The side profile is simple, without too much drama. A ground clearance of 155mm. There is no option of 12-inch wheels either. The tail lamps has regular bulb and there isn’t much of a difference apart from that. The instrument cluster is basic, it has all analog data only. There is speedometer, fuel gauge and then all warning lights only.
Hero Pleasure+ Storage
There are multiple storage options in the Pleasure+. The boot space is decent, however there is space for a couple of bottle holders too. There is also a USB charging point under the bottle holders, where one can easily place his or her smartphone. There is even a small boot light for ease of utility at night.
Hero Pleasure+ Colours
The colour options on the scooter are seven in total. These are majorly young and vivid options. The options are matte bottle green, matte velvet red, solid red, polestar blue, matte vernier grey, glazed black and pearl silver white. The last three are more of subtle ones only.
Hero Pleasure+ Suspension and Tyres
The Pleasure+ has 10-inch tyres on the front and the rear. It gets spring-loaded front suspension, and there is no telescopic even as an option. The Pleasure+ misses out on disc brake. But it offers integrated brake system, similar to the Combi-braking of Honda. This is a complete metal scooter.