Hero Duet dispatched to dealerships; launch imminent – Report
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Will compete with the Honda Activa.
After reports came in that the new Hero Duet was spotted at a dealership, a fresh report suggests that several units of the scooter have been dispatched to Hero dealerships across the country.
With the official launch of the all-new 111 cc scooter expected in a few weeks, the company’s move to send units to its dealerships across the country is only natural. The Hero Duet, importantly, will give Hero Motocorp a chance to take on the market leader, the highly successful, Honda Activa.
While the continuous popularity of the Activa might suggest that competing with the Japanese product might be difficult, the fairly reasonable success of the TVS Jupiter should provide some confidence to the country’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer.
The spyshots reveal the Duet sporting a bold V-shaped chrome insert just below the front number plate. The scooter also sports a digital speedo cluster – a first in the segment – along with more chrome on the side inserts and a black grab rail. Up front is a traditional steel wheel with a telescopic suspension setup.
The Hero Duet will reportedly be the first to feature Hero’s new 111 cc single-cylinder engine, co-developed with Austrian engineering company AVL. The aluminium-based engine is said to produce 8.5 bhp.
[Source – GaadiWaadi]