Launched in 2015 and doing decent sales for Hero the Maestro was a more rounded scooter. Now the Hero has gotten some new design cues trying to make the scooter a bit more sharp edged. Hero has updated this scooter not just for BS4 norms but also with a new Edge badging and their famous (AHO) slogan which stands for Always Headlamps On!. Let’s see how the Hero Maestro Edge 2017 model can surprise us.
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New Hero Maestro Edge 2017 Price
|New Delhi||INR 55,671|
Being priced in the upper middle range of scooters, the Maestro has a strong Hero reliability backing it up. But is it enough to compete with other scooters is the real question.
New Hero Maestro Edge 2017 Changes
There are some additional features available on the New Maestro Edge 2017. There aren’t many options, just two. These are daytime running light and new colour options. So, technically this is only one option available on it. There are two new colours available, these are sporty matte grey and red; and active matte grey and blue.
New Hero Maestro Edge 2017 Specifications
|Power||8.31 bhp @ 8000 rpm|
|Torque||8.30 Nm @ 6500 rpm|
New Hero Maestro Edge 2017 Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||155 mm|
|Kerb Weight||109 kgs|
|Seat Height||775 mm|
New Hero Maestro Edge 2017 Design
From the front, the fender looks like the face of a cobra. With the indicators as eyes and the small twin grill as nose. Luckily the bold cuts make it look more mechanical than organic. Sadly the indicators are not clear. But the Headlamp is clear and thanks to AHO is always on. The visor also looks good more like the haircut guys sport nowadays. The mirrors have a grey shade, I only wish those were indicators as well as that would add great value for money and improve aesthetics. The front forks and the exhaust have a silver colour coating to it, which blends well as they are the only silver bits.
The seat is a bit far from the fender and I would look at this as a blessing as there is enough knee room which is not found in most scooters in today’s time. The seat is long,broad and thick providing excellent seating comfort. The grabrail is big and quite functional as the pillion can easily well grab it for support.
Something that always got my attention was the huge taillamps. It often made me feel that there is a bigger vehicle in front than just a scooter. Nice going Hero. Another good bit to detailing was that the fuel lit is at the back just above the taillamp just as found in the TVS Jupiter. But is covered as you find in cars.
Now, Hero is just showing off. These are fine touches that add to the value of the brand. The instrument cluster is part analogue part digital which is also a nice sign. There is a charging socket for your phone below the seat and has a small bulb to illuminate the area. This is good and solely required in dark places so that you do not misplace any artifacts.
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New Hero Maestro Edge 2017 Engine
There are some minor changes that have been made on the engine. The first one is the BS-IV emissions norm. The engine will continue to churn about 8bhp of power and 8Nm of maximum torque. There won’t be any changes in the engine output, however it will be retuned as it be made for BS-IV norms. At the same time, this engine will come with a continuously variable transmission. The scooter comes with front disc brake.
The good bit about the engine is that one can cruise at 80km/hr without any issue. This engine has been developed by Hero MotoCorp. The braking is good and even the stability. It doesn’t feel tail-heavy like most other scooters around. With the larger wheel, the comfort on bad roads is also improved.
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New Hero Maestro Edge 2017 Colours
The colours available for the Maestro are
- Panther Black
- Shooting Night Star
- Techno Blue
- Matte Vernier Grey
- Matte Blue
- Pearl Silver White
- Candy Blazing Red
- Sporty Matte Grey & Red
- Active Matte Grey & Blue
Yes it does come in black and and Hero has managed quite a lot of colour options. Surprisingly most are Matte which is a much more expensive paint.
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New Hero Maestro Edge 2017 Mileage
With an overall efficiency of 51 km/l this is a good figure for a scooter as they have always struggled with mileage. Hero has even focussed on giving a slightly bigger tank. With a 5.5 litre tank and if we consider 50 km/l the Maestro can do an easy 250+ km before stopping for re-fuel.
New Hero Maestro Edge 2017 Ride and Handling
The Maestro Edge has never been an exceptional handler. But what it does best is daily commute. It is also not tail heavy. It soaks in the bumps well, provides ample legroom and has a decent seat height which makes movement easy even for taller people. The telescopic forks in the front are on the softer side and work well. Sadly the scooter misses out on disc brakes.
The MRF tyres provided by Hero seems to provide good grip unless on wet surfaces. The Maestro begins to do a ballet on wet roads. The dry grip is exactly opposite and handles the scooter really well. Being light weight getting through in heavy traffic seems to be a breeze and that is what Hero was aiming to do. The tyres are now tubeless so the fear of an accident due to puncture is gone. This would help you get your mind off at least one worry.
Hero Maestro Edge Colours
The Maestro Edge is available in seven colours, pearl silver white, candy blazing red, techno blue, matt vernier grey, matt blue, panther black and shooting night star.