- Published On: 11 April 2017
- 2 min read
Hero Honda entered the scooter market with its attractive Pleasure. Is it the light, fun and easy machine it posed to be?
Hero Honda, India's leading two-wheeler seller, jumped into the popular scooter market with its first ever scooter, the Pleasure. This scooter was built using technical know-how borrowed from Honda; the Pleasure’s body is constructed using lightweight materials.
On the outside
A bright little scooter with soft lines and an easily-liked demeanour, the Pleasure is fitted with a petite front mudguard. While clear lens indicators reside within the Pleasure’s steeply raked front apron.
The rear view mirrors are body-coloured, while a multi-reflector headlamp and oval instruments cluster are other prominent features of this scooter. There’s loads of storage space built into it - a vast storage bib is moulded into the front apron, and there’s a sloped floorboard with a bag-hook on offer, as well as an under-seat recess.
From the saddle
The seat is broad and comfortable. Folding pillion footrests reside flush in smartly recessed coves on the running boards, and the scooter has very sleek rear panels that lead to a flush and sharp rear warning light cluster.
The Pleasure uses a force air-cooled, four-stroke and single-cylinder 102cc motor that also does duty in the Honda Activa/Dio scooters. Power and torque output remain virtually identical—7hp at 7000rpm and 8.1Nm at 5000rpm.
The Pleasure will come with a convenient self-starter too. It’s safe to expect refined and smooth performance at par with the Activa/Dio duo. Also, while most Indian scooters offer alloy rims, the Pleasure gets metal rims that are corrosion-prone. The front suspension utilizes small linked and spring-loaded hydraulic units, while the rear makes do with a single damper as seen on most scooters today.
Is it worth the money?
Hero Honda claims the Pleasure will be the most fuel-efficient scooter in its class, and this will be a major factor in ensuring it this tiny Hero has a bright future.