Images of new Hero Duet 110 automatic scooter at a dealership have emerged shortly after Maestro Edge 110 images entered online circulation. The sudden inflow of automatic scooters from Hero appears to be a measure to bring down erstwhile partner Honda’s utter dominance of the segment.
While Maestro Edge 110 targets male audience, Duet 110 seems to have a sleeker unisex appeal. Though the duo is expected to share the mechanical components, the top hats are sufficiently different from each other to be marketed as different products.
Duet 110 sports a V-shaped chrome applique on the front apron which makes a good visual impact. The headlamp is sandwiched by clear lens turn indicator as against Maestro Edge’s apron-mounted units. The sleek engine cover has pronounced dents on either side and chrome inserts. The wedge shaped tail houses oversized brake light and indicators. A massive dual grab rail rounds off the design.
Noteworthy features include a sizable storage box on the inner side of the front apron, telescopic front fork, silver finished instrument console with a digital display, silver silencer guard, tubeless tyres and combined braking system (applies front brakes proportionately even if only rear lever is deployed).
The 110 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine would be shared with Maestro Edge. The new motor is expected to make 8 PS and 8.5 Nm of torque when mated to CVT. Launch is slated for next month.