Pleasure has been the flag bearer for females looking for an entry level
scooter that could help them zip around the city. It has been the reason behind
the tag lie “Why should boys have all the fun?” But now the company has decided
to upgrade the scooter and also open it up to the male fraternity too. The
result? Pleasure+ which now gets a bigger engine, redefined looks and new
features. So is the result as enticing as the previous offering and more
importantly, does it live up to its name?
Design and Styling of Hero Pleasure+
Hero Pleasure+ has a fresh new look. The scooter has conventionally been
designed to appeal to females but with this new 110cc model, Hero aims to
appeal to anyone and everyone. The Pleasure+ is still petite and not too
cumbersome to handle. It gets a retro modern touch with silver bezel around the
halogen headlamp and a chunk of the same material between the turn indicators.
I personally am not a big fan of the retro touch but admit that the less busy
design scheme does make the scooter smart in appearance. Even the build quality
looks pleasing with no ugly and unfinished bits visible to the eye.
instrument cluster is simple and utilitarian. Hero has thankfully included a
fuel level indicator, which some players in this segment tend to ignore. The
speedometer is large and you also get a side stand indicator. The seat cushion
is very comfortable and long enough to accommodate two people. I did find the
floorboard a little too cramped for my liking, but people with smaller legs
will have no issues. In place of a lockable box, Hero has installed two pockets
on the front inside panel and you can keep things like your mobile, small
purse, a water bottle or anything of similar size. Under the pockets is a USB
charging port that is also fairly easy to access. The underseat storage is
large enough to house an open face helmet and gets a boot light for easier
operation during low light conditions.
110.9cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, single
Dimesnsions (L x W x H) (mm)
1769 x 704 x 1161
Front: Bottom link with spring loaded
Rear: Swing arm with spring loaded hydraulic
Rear: 130mm Drum
Front: 90/100-10 (Tubeless)
Rear: 90/100-10 (Tubeless)
Rs 49,300 (ex-showroom Delhi)
Engine and Performance of Hero Pleasure+
The Hero Pleasure+
gets a slightly bigger 110.9cc air cooled engine that produces 8.1hp of peak
power and 8.7Nm of torque. Though these are decent numbers on paper, the
scooter lacks a bit in the initial rev range. You need to accelerate a bit
before you can go on zipping. But then again, this is not meant to be a fast
and zippy scooter. Rather, the calm mannerisms of the Pleasure+ will be
welcoming towards novice riders. This could be a great first two-wheeler for
people who feel intimidated by the concept of riding bikes or bigger scooters.
It even has a very soft suspension setup that takes care of potholes and speed breakers
of the front brakes is sadly lacklustre. You get drum brakes, both at the front
and rear and Hero is also employing their Integrated Braking System (IBS) in
this. IBS engages the front brakes when you pull the rear brake lever for
increased stopping power. The bite and response from the rear brake is likeable
but pressing the front brake yields very little stopping force. In case you decide
to completely jam the brakes, then expect a wheel lockup. Apart
from this, the 10-inch tubeless tyres are not corner carvers but can maintain
decent grip on the roads. The scooter can reach and maintain speeds of
50-60kmph, which is what you would mostly be doing in the city. Go beyond
60kmph and you will feel vibrations, especially on the floorboard.
starting price of Rs 47,300 for the non alloy variant and Rs 49,300 for the alloy
wheel variant, the new Hero Pleasure+ is a tempting option for those looking
for daily use at an affordable price. In case you want to travel short
distances and ferry goods then the proposition becomes even more mouth-watering.
The scooter would become an instant recommendation if Hero is able to deal with
the front brake and vibration issues.
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