Reiterating its commitment to introduce youthful products for customers across India, Hero MotoCorp Ltd., the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, launched its new 110cc metal body scooter ‘Duet’ in Kolkata today.
The Duet, along with the Maestro Edge, is the first of the products to have been developed on completely new platforms by Hero’s own in-house R&D team. The Duet is priced at Rs. 51,500/- (Ex-Showroom Kolkata) for the LX version and Rs. 52,500/- (Ex-showroom Kolkata) for the VX version.
Unveiling the scooters here today, Mr. Ashok Bhasin, Head – Sales, Marketing and Customer Care, Hero MotoCorp, said, “Being the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, we are well attuned to the needs and preferences of our customers. And the exceptional response these products have received in other markets is a testament of the superior quality and performance of the scooters and faith of our customers in our brand. Since the initial launch of these scooters, our market share has gone above 20% in the scooter segment and now with launch of Duet here, we are confident of gaining further share in this segment. The Maestro Edge has been very popular since its launch here and we are confident that the Duet will also appeal to the customers.”
The sturdy and durable, metal body Duet, comes loaded with a host of convenience and utility features such as External Fuel Filling, Under-Seat Mobile Charging Port, Remote Seat Opening & Fuel-lid Opening, Boot light, Service Due indicator, Twin Parking Lamps among others.
Speaking about the product attributes, Mr. Harish Arora, Head of Scooters Project at Hero MotoCorp’s R&D, said, “We have developed these scooters keeping in mind the needs and expectations of our millions of customers. The all-new attractive 110cc Duet comes with metal body, making it sturdy and durable. Designed for a wide spectrum of customers, with its array of features like External Fuel Filling, Mobile Charging Port, Telescopic Front Suspension, Boot Light, Digital Analog Meter Console and many more, the scooter provides the rider with convenience like never before for a great riding experience.”
Hero’s existing scooters - the largest seller in its segment, Hero’s 100cc Pleasure, designed and uniquely positioned for women and the 110cc Maestro – consistently among the top three best-selling scooters in India, are well established in the scooter segment. The exciting new scooter range is an output of HMCL’s efforts to create a robust technology ecosystem for developing world-class products here in India. With the commencement of operations at the Hero Centre of Global Innovation and R&D at Jaipur in Rajasthan, the company is looking at fast-tracking the development of its innovation-led portfolio.
The Hero Duet delivers an impressive performance with a 110-cc air-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder OHC engine, producing a maximum power output of 8.31 BHP @8000 RPM and maximum torque of 8.3 Nm @ 6500 RPM. The Duet offers an impressive mileage of 63.8 km/litre to match the performance.
The Hero Duet comes with a metal body that makes it sturdy and durable. The Integrated Braking System – a two-wheeler technology developed and patented by HMCL - coupled with Telescopic Front Suspension offers riding comfort and improved stability.
The classy scooter comes loaded with a host of convenience features – Under-Seat Mobile Charging Port, Remote Seat Opening, Remote Fuel-lid Opening, Pass Switch, Service Due Indicator, Side Stand Indicator, and Tubeless Tyres.
External Fuel Filling and Boot-light in the glove box are additional important utility features. The exciting six color portfolio further adds to the glamour quotient – Candy Blazing Red, Pearl Silver White, Grace Grey, Nature Green, Panther Black and Vernier Grey (Non-metallic).
Hero Duet is available in two versions – VX and LX.