The Hero Maestro edge is one of the most popular scooters from Hero MotoCorp, and is the first scooter to be indigenously designed and developed by Hero MotoCorp’s R&D. The Maestro Edge has an edgy and muscular design, with an all-plastic body with sharp styling and striking graphics. The Maestro Edge scooter has some unique features like dual tone rear view mirrors, a sporty part-digital, part-analogue instrument panel which includes service reminder, and a small flyscreen above the headlamp and a bulky exhaust muffler. The taillight is LED and the Maestro Edge gets an external fuel filler cap, which is handy, since it doesn’t require the seat to be flipped up to access the fuel tank during refills. Even though Maestro Edge misses out on the disc brake variant and a more potent 125cc engine, it certainly has a charm that brings it at par with potential rivals in the 110cc scooter segment. The Maestro Edge is powered by a 110.9cc, air-cooled engine, which makes 8 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 8.7 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. Hero claims fuel economy of 65.8 kmpl.
Priced at Rs 49,900 and 51,300 (ex-showroom, Delhi) Maestro Edge is available in two variants - Self Start Drum Brake with Alloy Wheel and Self Start Drum Brake Alloy Wheel in Dual Tone colours respectively. With a large 12-inch front wheel and telescopic front suspension, the Maestro Edge is a well-equipped scooter with good proportions. Dimensionally, the Hero Maestro Edge is 1841 mm long, with a width of 695 mm and height of 1190 mm. The Maestro Edge scooter has a ground clearance of 155 mm and kerb weight of 110 kg.
Maestro Edge Looks
The Hero Maestro Edge has a bold silhouette with sharp lines, and with good build quality. The bold graphics on the body and edgy design give the scooter a handsome look. Fit and finish is quite good, and this is one scooter which is quite well-specced in terms of features in the 110 cc scooter segment. The Maestro Edge gets a smart looking rear end with a LED taillamp and integrated grab rails. The stubby exhaust muffler gets a nice looking cover, finished in a matte paint.
Maestro Edge Engine Specifications & Transmission
The single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke, 110.9cc puts out 8 bhp of power at 8000 rpm along with 8.3 Nm of peak torque at 6500 rpm. Mated to a CVT, the scooter is claimed to attain a maximum speed of 85 kmph. The Maestro Edge’s initial acceleration feels a little slow compared to other rivals in this segment, but the scooter has a decent top end, hitting 80 kmph speed quite easily. The engine is smooth and vibrations are minimal, although at high revs the motor does sound a little noisy.
Maestro Edge Features
The Hero Maestro Edge has a a halogen headlamp at the front along with air-ducts and a black flyscreen. The side panels feature sharp lines and bold new graphics. The instrument panel is part digital, and part analog with odometer, speedometer, trip meter and even a service reminder. The seat is well cushioned and provides good room for the rider as well as the pillion. There is a grab-rail for the pillion’s support at the back. Other features such as telescopic front suspension, provision for external fuel filling, mobile charging port and boot light, bigger front alloy wheel, pillion footrests, integrated braking, tubeless tyres and immobilizer are also available on the scooter. The Maestro Edge has a class-leading 22 litres of underseat storage space, and also gets a pass light switch and side stand indicator. The ignition key is microchipped and multi-function, and acts as a steering lock, ignition, remote seat release and even remote fuel lid release.
Maestro Edge Braking & Handling
Maestro Edge is equipped with Integrated Braking that triggers stopping action as and when required. Suspension duties are handled well by the telescopic front fork and spring hydraulic dampers at the rear. Disc brake however is not available, even as an option. Ride quality for the most part is quite good, and the scooter is stable even at high speed. Handling is quite good, thanks to the telescopic front suspension and the integrated brakes offer good bite to shave speed in a hurry, despite the absence of a front disc brake.
Hero Maestro Edge Wheels & Tyres
Maestro Edge gets tubeless tyres in front and rear and gets a bigger 12-inch front alloy wheel, while the rear alloy wheel is 10 inches in size. The big front wheel makes for a stable and planted scooter and glides over bad patches and potholes with ease. The tubeless tyres are a welcome addition as well.
Hero Maestro Edge Competition
The Hero Maestro Edge has several competitors in this segment, with the Honda Activa 5G being its toughest rival. The Activa is the highest selling scooter in India, and the Maestro Edge has other worthy competitors as well, like the TVS Jupiter and Yamaha Ray-Z.