Hero Maestro is the first scooter from independent Hero MotorCorp. The new Maestro is based on Honda’s Activa. This freshly designed scooter is targeted towards those who need a scooter that provides freedom from gear shifting, good storage, size and ample comfort but which does not look feminine.
The front of the Hero Maestro has a black colored visor and a two-tone rear view mirror. Two-angled lines run from the top of the apron and extend to the front mudguard which adds some muscular appeal to it. The Hero Maestro has a sharp tail and nose. Side panels are well executed with matte black strip running in between. The rectangular tail light covers all the area at the rear along with the clear lens indicators. Grab rails are both stylish and come handy.
The Hero Maestro has a single-cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke, OHC 109 cc engine which generates 8.2 bhp @ 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 9.10 Nm @ 5500 rpm. The Maestro is lighter at 108 kg.
The seat is wide and well cushioned. The foot board is flat and spacious and the pillion gets a properly placed foldable footrests. There is a storage box at the front with lot of room. The height and position of the handlebar is very comfortable and gives one an upright stance while riding.
The instrument cluster has a three pod layout which houses a digital display and all warning lights sitting at either side of central round speedometer. Digital display shows basic information like fuel gauge, single-trip meter, odometer and service due warning message and it has an orange colored back-light.
Lockable ignition cover is an added feature.
Under seat storage is ample and can house a full sized helmet easily. One feature which is carried over from Honda is the Combined Braking System. The 130 mm drums with Combined Braking System have brakes on both wheels that are applied even when you press the left brake lever only. For the first time this technology is making its appearance on a non-Honda scooter. The scooter has a carburettor type fuel system and CDI type ignition with one spark plug. It also has dry automatic clutches with variomatic drives. The tyres are 90/100×10”-53J.
The Maestro comes in colours of force silver, panther black, blazing red, pearl white and harvest green.
The Maestro takes about 10.5 s to reach from 0 to 60 kmph. The Maestro has a top speed of 90 kmph. The Hero Maestro fuel efficiency is 50 kmpl.
The bike comes with a wheelbase of 1240 mm and a ground clearance of 155 mm. The fuel tank capacity of the bike is 5.3 litres.
The Hero Maestro is priced at an affordable Rupees 46,400.