2019 Hero Pleasure Facelift Spotted
The Pleasure gets a cosmetic makeover
- The new Pleasure features a completely new retro-inspired bodywork.
- It gets a new light blue shade and brushed silver accents.
- Underpinnings seem to be carried over from the current Pleasure.
The new, facelifted version of the Hero Pleasure was recently spotted during an advert shoot on the streets of Mumbai. What is immediately apparent is its new styling. It gets a new front fender, front apron, turn indicators, headlamp cowl, headlamp, side panels and tail lamp assembly. Even the seat and rear grab rail appear to be new units. Only the rearview mirrors seem to be carried over. We love the new blue shade and the fact that Hero has decided to go with brushed aluminium accents on the scooter instead of chrome. It seems the headlamp features LED lighting and it’s highly likely that the instrument console has been refreshed as well.
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On closer inspection, it appears that Hero has carried over the same underpinnings as the previous iteration as the indentation for the side stand and pillion footpeg are at the same position as the current Pleasure. It sadly continues to use the link-type front suspension setup instead of a more modern telescopic setup. Also, the scooter used in the shoot was running tyres with a different, more aggressive tread pattern. The new scooter might carry over the current Pleasure’s front and rear drum brake setup with Integrated Braking System (IBS) as well.
The current Pleasure is the only scooter in Hero’s lineup to be powered by a 102cc motor, so maybe that could be updated to the more modern and powerful 110.9cc air-cooled single that powers the Duet and Maestro Edge. Given that the scooter was spotted during an advert shoot, it might be launched as early as next month. With the top variant of the current Pleasure priced at Rs 47,100 (ex-showroom, Delhi), we expect a premium or Rs 3,000 for the new Pleasure. The main competition for the Pleasure comes from the Honda Activa i and TVS Wego.
Image courtesy Sachin Haralkar/ Mumbai Mirror