HERO MOTOCORP PLEASURE
What's it about?
The Pleasure is Hero MotoCorp's gearless scooter targeted mainly at the fairer sex, if it's fair to say so in these times of strict gender indiscrimination policing. It's light, looks surprisingly fresh for what is essentially a six year old scooter, and its tried and tested Honda-sourced motor (from the older Activa/Dio) is peppy and a delight to motor through the urban cut and thrust. While we were always unsure about how well a yellow Pleasure would go down with college dudes, Hero MotoCorp (Hero Honda, at that time) saved us some effort by coming up with 'Why should boys have all the fun?'. Fair enough, we think. And no more 'fair' puns.
FOR: Performance, compact dimensions
AGAINST: Why should girls have all the (gearless) fun?
Power: 6.7 bhp@7000 rpm
Torque: 0.8 kgm@5000 rpm
Brakes: 130mm drum (f/r)
Tyres: 3.50 x 10 (f/r)
Saddle height: 795mm
Fuel tank capacity: 5 litres
Kerb weight: 104 kg
Price: Rs 44, 440 (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
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