New Hero Pleasure Plus Xtec Launched with new features, priced at Rs 69,500
Hero MotoCorp has added a new range topping ‘Xtec’ variant to the lineup of its most affordable scooter, Pleasure Plus. The new Hero Pleasure Plus Xtec comes with a few additional features over the erstwhile top-spec ZX variant, while remaining the same mechanically.
The new Hero Pleasure Plus Xtec has been launched at Rs 69,500. This makes it the new most premium variant of the scooter, which already has three different variants, namely LX (Rs 61,900), VX (Rs 64,200) and ZX (Rs 66,400).
Hero Pleasure Plus Xtec – What’s new
On the lines of the Xtec variant of the Maestro Edge 125 and Glamour, the new Hero Pleasure Plus Xtec comes with a few add-ons to go on with the current trends. This new Xtec variant gets a completely new part-digital instrument console, which is a combination of an analog speedometer and a small blue-backlit LCD screen, which shows fuel gauge and odometer. The variant also gets Bluetooth connectivity with call and SMS alerts, the signals of which are there in the LCD panel of the instrument console.
Other new additions to the new Hero Pleasure Xtec are full LED headlamp with 25% more light intensity than halogen headlamp of other variants, new Jubilant Yellow colour option and idle start stop system (i3S).
Hero Pleasure Plus Xtec – What’s remained unchanged
The new Xtec variant of the Hero Pleasure is based on the ZX variant of the scooter, and retains the styling bits and features of the latter, such as side stand engine cut-off and chrome finish for the rear view mirrors, exhaust pipe, backrest for pillion rider, front fender and headlamp surrounds.
Mechanically, the Hero Pleasure Plus Xtec remains the same as before. There are no changes to the engine of the scooter, with the four-stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, 110cc engine producing 8 bhp @ 7,000 rpm of maximum power and 8.7 Nm @ 5,500 rpm of maximum torque output.
There are no changes to the chassis of the scooter as well. The Hero Pleasure Plus Xtec gets trailing link suspension at the front and a single coil spring at the rear. The scooter rides on 10-inch wheels, which are wrapped around with tubeless tyres and are armed with 130mm drum brakes at both the ends.
The Hero Pleasure Plus Xtec will continue to compete with the entry level 110cc scooters in the Indian market, such as TVS Scooty Zest, TVS Jupiter, Honda Dio and Honda Activa.