Hero MotoCorp has gone on the offensive in the scooter market with varied 110cc offerings for different audiences. We recently grabbed hold of the unisex one – the Hero Duet – to find out whether it lives up to its billing or not
Ever since it parted ways with long-time partner Honda, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp has recognised the need to carve a niche for itself afresh. In the process, it has set up a sprawling new R&D facility near Jaipur and has rolled out the first set of in-house engineered and designed products. Under the leadership of former BMW Motorrad chief Markus...read more »
Specifications Summary of Duet
|Mileage :||63.8 Kmpl|
|Engine Displ. :||110.9 cc|
|Brakes Front :||Drum|
|Power :||8.15 PS @ 7500 rpm|
|Kerb Weight :||116 Kg|
|Starting :||Kick and Self Start|
|Wheels Type :||Steel Rims|
|Tyre Type :||Tubeless|
|Digital Fuel Indicator :||yes|
|Standard Warranty (Years) :||5|
Latest On Hero Duet
Hero MotoCorp also announced that the new GST tax has reduced prices for its two-wheelers ranging from Rs 400 to Rs 1,800 for its mass market two-wheelers depending on the state of purchase and model. Hero MotoCorp Ltd expanded its scooter portfolio and launched the new Duet scooter in India. Hero had showcased the new Duet. The Hero Duet is based on a new platform and comes with full metal body. The Hero Duet will be the second scooter to employ a non-Honda engine and will be powered by a indigenously developed 110-cc air-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder OHC engine, producing a maximum power output of 8.5PS at 8,000 rpm and maximum torque of 8.3 Nm torque at 6,500 rpm.
Hero Duet Mileage
The claimed ARAI mileage for the Hero Duet petrol is 63 kmpl.
Editor's View of Hero Duet
The Duet is Hero MotoCorp’s new unisex scooter, positioned as a family scooter. And it’s built on a brand new scooter platform developed by Hero R&D.
Hero Duet Comparisons
|Features||Hero Duet Rs. 47,250 View On Road Price|
|No Of Gears||Variomatic|
|Top speed||85 Kmph|
Honda Activa 5G Rs. 53,565 Compare with Duet 109.19 cc 60 Kmpl 8.11PS@7500rpm CVT 83 Kmph / 90.77 kmph
Hero Maestro Edge Rs. 49,900 Compare with Duet 110.9 cc 53 Kmpl 8.15PS@7500rpm CVT 85 Kmph
TVS Jupiter Rs. 51,163 Compare with Duet 109.7 cc 62 Kmpl 7.99PS@7500rpm CVT 85 Kmph
Honda Activa 125 Rs. 59,621 Compare with Duet 124.9 cc 60 Kmpl 8.63PS@6500rpm CVT 84 Kmph
Hero Pleasure Rs. 46,100 Compare with Duet 102 cc 63 Kmpl 7.00PS@7000rpm Variomatic Drive (2.51 - 0.85) 77 Kmph
Honda Dio Rs. 51,837 Compare with Duet 109.19 cc 55 Kmpl 8.11PS@7000rpm CVT 85 Kmph
Suzuki Access 125 Rs. 55,460 Compare with Duet 124 cc 64 Kmpl 8.7PS@7000rpm CVT 91 Kmph
Honda Grazia Rs. 59,622 Compare with Duet 124.9 cc 60 Kmpl 8.63PS@6500rpm CVT 85 Kmph
Yamaha Fascino Rs. 54,593 Compare with Duet 113 cc 66 Kmpl 7.1PS@7500rpm CVT 80 Kmph
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Hero Duet Highlights
The all-metal body adds a premium feel to the scooter, putting the Duet in a class of one in its segment. Hints of chrome on the front and sides further accentuate its appeal. The Hero Duet gets an analog instrument cluster with a digital odometer. There is also a pass switch on offer. There is a segment-first indicator for side-stand and a service reminder beam on the console.
The Duet is powered by the same engine that powers the Maestro Edge, which is a 110cc, air-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder powerplant producing 8.4PS of maximum power at 8000rpm, while peak torque of 8.3Nm is delivered at 6500rpm. Bumps and potholes are handled by telescopic forks at the front, whereas a hydraulic shock takes care of the rear. The 130mm drum brakes on both the tyres come with Integrated Braking System. The Duet also gets an external fuel cap and features an under seat bulb along with a USB 3.0 port for charging.
Honda Activa-i: The Activa-i primarily focuses on women. It’s got a peppy engine and comes with Honda’s quintessential Honda reliability. But the trailing link suspension up front doesn’t help much with soaking bumps as well as the Duet.
Suzuki Let’s: It is styled right and has one of the peppiest engines in the segment. It’s easy to ride in the city and is also the lightest. But the high floorboard limits it from being accessible for taller riders.
TVS Wego: The Wego too has its high points like class-leading features along with a more modern aura. However, it doesn’t feel as peppy as its rivals, although it handles well. It is available in two variants: one with drum brakes accompanied by sync brake system, and the other with an optional front disc brake variant.
Yamaha Ray-Z: The Yamaha Ray-Z is a striking scooter with an eager powerplant. It is comfortable to ride, even for taller riders, thanks to the lower floorboard, and also gets lively handling dynamics. There is a disc brake variant on offer as well.
On the back of handling and the features on offer, the Hero Duet ticks several right boxes despite an understated design language. So if you are looking for a unisex scooter that happens to be not so appealing on the design front, the Hero Duet is a good option to shortlist.