Post its split with its long time Japanese partner Honda, Hero Motocorp launched new products in the Indian market, one of which is Maestro. Aimed at male buyers, the scooter goes up against arch rival Activa that occupies a major chunk of the segment. With an appealing design, a bunch of features and a frugal engine offering impressive mileage, Maestro reserves a spot for itself in the highly competitive 110cc scooter segment.
Introduced during 2012 Auto Expo, Maestro is among the first few models built independently by Hero MotoCorp. The scooter is targeted squarely at male customers and sports a muscular built with sharp side panels, aggressively styled front profile and imposing rear end. Powering Maestro is a 109cc, single cylinder engine that puts out decent power, at par with rivals in the segment. Suspension set up comprises of bottom link hydraulic dampers in front and unit swing dampers at rear.
Hero Maestro Looks
The front profile has a large headlamp and dual-tone rear view mirrors which lend style to the scooter. Side panels are sharp and get sporty graphics; the seat is fairly large with enough space to accommodate the rider and the pillion. There is a grab rail at back for the pillion to provide support. Maestro comes with a digital-analog combo meter console.
Hero Maestro Engine Specifications & Transmission
Hero Maestro uses a 109cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder engine good for 8.05bhp at 7500rpm along with 9.10Nm at 5500rpm. With a CVT system in place, the scooter offers a hassle free transmission.
Hero Maestro Features
The digital analog combo meter console sports a trip meter, fuel gauge, odometer and service due indicator. The scooter consists of combined braking system and sporty body graphics are some of the radical features that further groom it.
Hero Maestro Braking & Handling
For braking, Maestro uses 130mm dual drum brakes.
Hero Maestro Wheels & Tyres
Tyres measuring 90/100-10-53J are fitted at the front as well as the rear.
Hero Maestro Competition
The gearless 110cc scooter segment has grown multiple folds in the past decade with a diverse choice for customers. While Honda Activa 3G remains its toughest competitor, Maestro also faces stiff competition from other models like TVS Jupiter, Mahindra Gusto and Yamaha Ray-Z.