Hero has just launched the all-new Pleasure Plus 110 in India with a bunch of new features, design, and a different engine - all packaged in a drool-worthy price. Intrigued? Here’s everything you need to know about the newly launched 110cc scooter.
The design language is curvier than before:
Hero MotoCorp has taken a slightly different approach with the new Pleasure Plus. While the previous-gen model featured a sharp and angular design, the new model comes with a hint of neo-retro flavour. The styling is much curvier than before, complemented by brushed metal finished accents featured on the bodywork. Adding to its retro appeal is a box-shaped headlamp and a tail lamp that's sleeker than before. The side panels are slimmer than earlier and go well with the overall design theme of the scooter.
Packed with features:
If features tops your priority list, the Pleasure Plus won't disappoint. It gets a split analogue console with a side stand indicator, open apron-mounted storage compartment, a USB charging socket for smartphones and an LED boot lamp. All of these comes as standard. And for that added premium touch, the scooter also gets a dual-textured seat.
Gets a bigger, more powerful engine:
The new Pleasure Plus 110 features a bigger 110.9cc, air-cooled motor, borrowed from the Maestro Edge and the Duet. The engine is capable of producing 8.1PS at 7500rpm and 8.7Nm at 5500rpm, a minor jump of 1.1PS and 0.6Nm compared to the previous 102cc mill. That said, Hero has managed to maintain a kerb weight of 101kg, which is the same as the previous-gen Pleasure. This should help the Pleasure Plus get off the line a bit quicker.
However, the fuel tank in the Pleasure 110 is slightly smaller than the outgoing model. It now holds 4.8 litres of fuel compared to the previous 5 litres.
Shares its underpinnings with the previous-gen Pleasure:
The Pleasure Plus shares the same suspension setup as the older model, which is a bit of a letdown. A telescopic fork would have done wonders for the new scooter. It’s a similar case in the braking department, where 130mm drum brakes at either end help anchor the scooter. Its 10-inch alloy wheels come wrapped in 90/100-section tubeless tyres at both ends.
Most affordable 110cc scooter:
At a price of Rs 47,300 for the cast wheel version and Rs 49,300 for the alloy wheel variant, the Hero Pleasure Plus is the most affordable scooter in the 110cc scooter space. What makes the deal even sweeter is the fact that it’s an all-new design with a host of features, and produces more power than before. To put things into perspective, the alloy wheel variant of the Pleasure Plus undercuts its nearest competitors: the Activa I by around Rs 1,700 and the Scooty Zest by Rs 2,200.