Two-wheeler market leader Hero MotoCorp launched its new steel body scooter 'Duet' on Thursday.
Close on the heels of the introduction of Maestro Edge in select key markets on October 13, the 110cc Duet was launched in the southern markets priced at Rs 50,500 (ex-showroom Chennai) for the LX version and Rs 52,000 (Ex-showroom Chennai) for the VX version.
Pawan Munjal, chairman, MD and CEO, Hero MotoCorp, said: "We have now expanded our scooter portfolio with the launch of the new scooter Duet. The Duet and Maestro Edge scooters - the first of the products developed by our own in-house R&D team - mark a significant step in Hero's journey. The Maestro Edge has already proved to be a blockbuster since its launch earlier this month. Now with Duet in the market, we are confident of further strengthening our presence in the scooter segment."
"Built on a completely new engine and chassis platform, the all-new attractive 110cc Duet comes with a metal body, making it sturdy and durable," said the company in a statement.
"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. The Duet features multiple safety features like the side stand indicator, throttle position sensor (tps), integrated braking system, tubeless tyres and so on."
The Hero Duet's 110cc air-cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder OHC engine produces a maximum power output of 8.31 BHP @8000 RPM and maximum torque of 8.3 Nm @ 6500 RPM.
The Duet offers 63.8 km/litre in mileage terms. It comes with a metal body that makes it sturdy and durable and 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, twin parking lamps and tubeless tyres.
External fuel filling and boot-light in the glove box are additional important utility features. The six colour portfolio - candy blazing red, pearl silver white, grace grey, matte nature green, panther black and vernier grey (non-metallic) - offers more options to the customer.