Hero Duet comes with an all-new metal body and design. The Duet gets chrome-finished rear panels, 3D emblem, twin hold grab-rail, tubeless tyres, and a digital-analogue meter console. Besides, the scooter features an external fuel filling, mobile charging port located at the under the seat storage space, boot light, and telescopic front suspension. Duet is available in two variants - LX and VX. The scooter is available in 5 colours – Candy Blazing Red, Pearl Silver White, Grace Grey, Panther Black and Matte Vernier Grey.
Hero Duet is one of the first few products from Hero MotoCorp to be developed independently by the firm post it cut ties with long time Japanese partner Honda. Built on a new platform, the 110cc scooter is positioned between Pleasure and Maestro Edge in Hero’s line-up. For power generation, Duet relies on a 110cc engine that comes mated to an automatic transmission. Telescopic spring loaded hydraulic dampers are fitted in front whereas rear features swing with spring hydraulic dampers. The scooter is available in two variants namely LX and VX.
Hero Duet Looks
The metal body is shaped aesthetically, wearing an austere yet modish design. What really works for the scooter is the subtle styling which does not appear over the top. Moreover, the metal body not just looks appealing but it also adds weight to the body, lending Duet stability while on the go. Chrome treatment is evident on sides and up front. Flanks also feature 3D logo and rear is marked by large tail lamp assembly. Instrument cluster is quite stylishly designed featuring all vital features. The switch gear and plastic quality on Duet seems to be compromised. Seat is quite large and well padded, it offers ample space to the rider as well as pillion. There is a grab rail too for the convenience of the pillion and the rear fuel filler pod goes well with the design.
Hero Duet Engine Specifications & Transmission
Powering Duet is the 110.9cc, air-cooled, 4 stroke, single-cylinder engine developing max power of 8bhp @ 7500rpm and 8.70Nm of top torque @ 5500rpm. The carburetted engine features a variomatic drive transmission with automatic clutch and is claimed to offer top speed of 85kmph.
Hero Duet Features
On the feature front, Duet gets a slew of fitments such as mobile charging point, boot light, tubeless tyres, integrated braking system, dual coloured mirrors, large head lamp with side indicators, grab rail, under seat storage space, analogue speedometer, fuel level indicator, digital read out for odometer, twin trip meters and service due indicator.
Hero Duet Braking & Handling
Duet gets integrated braking - that means as soon as you apply the rear brake, this integrated braking machenism aplies the front brake too.
Hero Duet Wheels & Tyres
Alloy wheels are missing on the scooter; instead it gets sheet metal wheels with 90/100- 10-53J tubeless tyres on the front as well as the rear.
Hero Duet Competition
In the burgeoning 110cc scooter segment, Hero Duet has quite a few stiff rivals to beat like Honda Activa 3G, Mahindra Gusto, TVS Jupiter and Suzuki Let’s to name a few. The segment has received some worthy contenders over the years, but frankly the strongest name in this division remains to be Activa.