Hero Duet Vs Yamaha Fascino
The Indian two wheeler market is emerging for the automobile manufacturer and market is wrapped with several scooters. The Indian and International players bring their products with excellent features and attractive graphics in our country. Some year earlier, bike maker was not more interested to build the scooter. But now days, Indian enthusiasts are showing their interest to buy a stylish scooter. As consider the heavy demand of scooter, therefore all firms have also started to manufacture attractive designing scooters. A live example, recently the Hero Motocorp has launched a new decent scooter, Hero Duet in two variants, Duet LX and Duet VX. The new scooter competes against the Yamaha Fascino. Both vehicles come with unique design and aggressive stylish. We are going to compare these scooters.
Style and Design
The Hero Duet comes with aesthetic features to attract the buyers. The vehicle gets a lot of attention of audience as it is built a unisex scooter. It is also featured with softer line and all metal body. Duet is borrowed several components and specs from the Maestro Edge. The front cowl is incorporated with high mounted headlights and blinkers on the handlebar. The chrome is finished on the front cowl and side body panel. It also gets a bunch of features such as external fuel filing that opens via a remote, mobile charging USB socket, an analogue instrument panel, luggage hooks, under seat storage. Hero Duet is featured with a 3D emblem of Duet on the side body panel.
Talking about styling of Fascino, the scooter meets the requirements of people who wants to ride in style. It offers classic look as it is featured with retro styled headlamps. The chrome is finished over the rear mirrors, air ducts and curves on the side panel. Its unique colors give a cool and trendy look to the scooter. The egg shaped headlight is mounted with handlebar. The rear section is peerless and offers a decent look.
The Hero Duet comes with an analogue instrument console that carries a number of information including speedo meter, fuel level indictor, digital odo and trip meter. The instrument panel is featured with a side stand warning light, pass light, USB charging light and under seat illumination.
The Yamaha Fascino is loaded with an egg-shaped Instrument panel that is laid out. The analogue console holds a lot of information including fuel gauge and telltale lights, analogue speedometer, turn indicators and high beam. The analogue speedometer has a white background and orange colored needles.
Power and Performance
The Hero Duet is also powered by same 110.9cc engine that powers the Hero Maestro. The single-cylinder, air-cooled, OHC, BS IV motor generates peak power of 8 BHP at 7,500 RPM and maximum torque of 8.7 Nm at 5,500 RPM. The transmission duties are performed by a CVT. The company claims that the scooter offers a decent mileage of 63.8 KMPL. The bike is equipped with steel wheels which are wrapped with tubeless tyres.
The powering of Yamaha Fascino comes from an 113cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder and 4-stroke, BS IV motor. The SOHC engine produces a power of 7 BHP at 7,500 RPM and a torque of 8.1 Nm at 5,000 RPM. The mill is mated to a V-belt automatic transmission. The scooter offers a decent mileage of 66 KMPL. The Fascino gives a dynamic performance as it is manufactured with Blue Core technology. The scooter rides on the tubless types with no vibrations and no drama.
Talking about the seating posture of the Hero Duet, the seat is designed in well manner to offers a comfortable riding to the rider. It is equipped a single and wider seat that is responsible for a dynamic riding position. Being a commuter scooter, it is used for city rides.
On the other hand, the Fascino is featured with soft and comfortable seat that offers a dynamic riding to the rider and the pillion. Straight and upright seating position feel you a smooth riding. The rider and pillion sit properly as the seat has enough space. The scooter comes with enough space of leg room to rider’s legs move around.
Both scooters are loaded with several safety features to safe rider and pillion. Hero duet comes with a host of safety features such as throttle position sensor (TPS), blinkers, suspensions and advanced brakes. The suspension duties are handled by telescopic suspension at front side and shock forks at rear. While the braking duties are performed by the integrated braking system.
Talking about safety features of Yamaha Fascino, it is also in-housed with several features as brakes, suspension, indicators and headlights. The scooter is incorporated with a designed headlamps that offers clear visibility on the road in night riding. The vehicle gives a dynamic stability power at a high speed as it is featured with telescopic front suspensions. The braking duties are managed by the drum brakes at both ends.
Prices, Shades and Variants
The Hero Duet is available in two variants in the market as LX and VX that have been priced at INR 47,600 (Ex-showroom, New Delhi) and INR 49,250 (Ex-showroom, New Delhi) respectively. Both of models are available with several paint schemes including Candy Blazing Red, Pearl Silver White, Panther Black Metallic, Matt Vernier Grey, Nature Green Metallic and Grace Grey Metallic.
Whereas, the Yamaha offers its decent scooter, fascino at a price tag of INR 53,300 (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The Scooter is available in five shades in market including Sassy Cyan, Rouge Red, Haute White, Cool Cobalt and Tudexo Black.
At final, Hero Duet is a conventional scooter and it is well-built for niche riding performance. It is the first scooter that uses the excellent features including USB 3.0 port and external fuel filler. It come with a value for money scooter in its category.
On the other side, the Fascino is also a comfortable commuter vehicle. It comes with better performance, better fuel efficiency, retro style, good engine performance in an affordable price tag.