Update: Based on the spy image and the new teaser video released by Hero MotoCorp, IAB rendered the fascia of the upcoming 2019 Pleasure facelift. The new scooter will be launched in India on May 13, 2019.
Using details revealed by the spy shots of the 2019 Hero Pleasure, IAB's digital illustrator Shoeb Kalania has created its rendering. The scooter was spotted in the new avatar during its commercial shoot with its brand ambassador Alia Bhatt.
The Pleasure, the most affordable scooter from Hero MotoCorp, will receive a significant visual upgrade for MY2019 and move to its next generation. It features a boxy headlight design with brushed silver surrounds. A similar brushed silver finish garnishing can also be seen on the apron and on the side panel. The scooter will drop body-coloured treatment for the rear view mirrors and instead feature black finish to the housing. A black pillion grab rail and back panels add a contrast to the visuals.
The internals weren't revealed by the spy shots, although it isn't too much expect a full-LED headlight that is becoming a norm in the class as the market advances. The front fender sports the IBS (Integrated Braking System) logo, which is Hero Motocorp’s tag for the combi-braking system (CBS).
Engine specifications are unlikely to change as the BS-VI deadline is almost a year away. So, expect a 102 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, BS-IV compliant engine on the 2019 Hero Pleasure that will deliver 6.9 bhp at 7,000 rpm and 8.1 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. Braking department will include 130 mm drum brakes on both wheels while the CBS tech will come as standard.
Shock absorption hardware of the all-new model isn’t different from the outgoing model. It uses Bottom Link with Spring-loaded Hydraulic Damper and Unit Swing with Spring-loaded Hydraulic Damper at the front and the rear respectively. Two variants are expected, one with steel wheels and one with alloy wheels. Both Both will use 90/100-10 section tyres.
With the full model change, the Hero Pleasure should see a slight bump in the retail price of INR 45,100 (steel wheels)*/INR 47,100 (alloy wheels)*. The renewed scooter will compete with Honda Activa-i and the TVS Scooty Pep+. The launch timeline is yet to be announced. Meanwhile, Hero MotoCorp is gearing up to launch its second 125 cc scooter this month - the Maestro Edge 125.