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Hero Pleasure Plus 2020 Review - Prices, Specs, Variants, Features and Mileage

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By Harshit Gupta - Senior Editor Jan 29 2020 Share this blog

Back in the 2000s, gearless scooters were gaining a lot of popularity and Hero decided to launch its Pleasure in 2006. It quickly became a household name with its marketing tag line “why should boys have all the fun?”. It was a scooter aimed at the female demographic who wanted an affordable gearless scooter. The Hero Pleasure went after most popular scooters of that time the Kinetic Zing and Bajaj Spirit which got an 80 cc unit. It got a 103 cc motor which was ahead of its time but not enough in today’s day and age. Hence, Hero has updated its most popular scooter and now has given it a 110 cc motor. Not only that, the Pleasure now gets a new design and features as well and now Hero has decided to call it the Pleasure Plus.

So, as the name suggests, the new Pleasure Plus packs in more punch, features and a cosmetic makeover. Hero has finally updated the Pleasure after a decade due to its dwindling popularity and sales. It is now priced from Rs. 53,286 and comes in two variants with differentiating features limited to the wheels alone. The changes are not limited to features and engine but the Pleasure gets new colors as well to attract the female audience again. Hence, now its time to see if all the changes and updates are enough for it to climb the ladder of popularity again.


Pros

  • Tried and Tested engine

  • Impressive fuel efficiency

  • Classy Retro Styling

  • Comes with a healthy list of features

Cons

  • Plastic quality not as good as some of its rivals

What’s New

  • New and more powerful engine

  • All-new design

  • New Colours

How is the engine in Hero Pleasure Plus?

The engine is the heart of any scooter like they say and Hero’s Pleasure Plus seems to have undergone a heart transplant, that too a good one! The 102cc pot has been replaced with a 110.9cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 8 BHP @ 7,500 rpm and a torque of 8.7 Nm @ 5,500 rpm. It is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) like every other scooter in this range. It shares its engine with the Hero Maestro Edge 110 and Hero Duet.

The engine performs exactly like how you’d expect it to perform. Within the city conditions, it is a delight to ride and it feels sprightly. The build-up of speed happens at a liner pace and the engine feels quite refined. Build up of speed and revs is smooth and the engine is tuned towards comfort.  The throttle response is not as sharp as in the older Pleasure. Overall, the performance from the engine feels adequate for beginners and most customers will not find much to complain.

Motorcycle

Hero Pleasure Plus

Yamaha Ray Z

TVS Jupiter Classic BS6

Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi)

Rs. 53,286 (Metal Wheels) / Rs. 56,669 (Cast Wheels)

Rs.52,247 

Rs. 67,911

Engine 

110.9 cc Air-cooled, 4-stroke Single Cylinder OHC

113cc Fan cooled SI engine

109.7cc Air Cooled OHC engine

Power 

8.0 bhp

@ 7500RPM

7 bhp

@ 7200 RPM

8.0 bhp

@ 7500 RPM

Torque

8.70Nm

@ 5500 RPM

8.1 Nm

@ 5000 RPM

8.4 Nm

@ 5500 RPM

Fueling

TCI(Transistor Controlled Ignition)

Carburated

Fuel Injection

ARAI Mileage figure(kmpl)

60.0

62.0

62.0

Fuel tank capacity(Litres)

4.8

5

5.0

The Hero Pleasure Plus gets a Transistor Controlled Ignition system which makes sure that you utilize every ml of fuel. The 4.8-liter fuel tank is the smallest in its segment but feels adequate for everyday city runs. Also, the Pleasure Plus certainly feels more lively when compared to its rivals due to its super lightweight.


How quick is the Hero Pleasure Plus from 0-60?

The scooters of this segment are tuned more towards everyday commuting than outright acceleration. But superior acceleration certainly shows how advanced and well-tuned the CVT gearbox is. Hero seems to have figured the gearbox and engine arrangement quite well but not as well as Honda. The Pleasure plus completes its 0-60 sprint in 11.2 seconds which is quick but not the quickest in its segment. It certainly performs better than the outgoing model.

Motorcycle

Hero Pleasure Plus 

Yamaha Ray Z

TVS Jupiter Classic BS6

Transmission

CVT

CVT

CVT

0-60 kmph

11.2 s

12.00 s

11.2 s

Top Speed(kmph)

90

86

85

With the top speed of 90 kmph the Pleasure Plus has got the highest top speed in its segment. This has to be credited to its lightweight. The TVS Jupiter manages to finish its 0-60 kmph sprint in the same amount of time but the Yamaha Ray Z feels the most sporty. The Ray Z in fact feels faster due to its sporty seating and ride height.


How good are the Brakes?

The Combi Brake system introduced by Honda in the Indian market seems to have gained a lot of popularity. Hence even the Pleasure plus gets a similar system that helps apply both brakes regardless of which brake lever is pressed. Brake setup has been retained on the Hero Pleasure Plus with the same 130mm drums at both ends. Hero has not upsized any of the wheels and continues to offer 10-inch wheels.

Motorcycle

Hero Pleasure Plus 

Yamaha Ray Z

TVS Jupiter Classic BS6

Front / Rear

Drum/Drum

Disc/Drum/Drum

Drum/Drum

Front Rotor Size(mm)

130

130

130

Rear Rotor Size(mm)

130

130

130

ABS (Single or Dual Channel)

-

-

-

There are no disc brakes on offer even as an option with the Hero Pleasure Plus. None of the offerings is equipped with ABS but the combi brake help in emergency situations.


How comfortable is the new Hero Pleasure Plus?

A good commuting scooter should always score high on comfort and things are no different with the Pleasure Plus. The small dimensions and the low seat height make it easy to handle and push around. The 101kg curb weight also makes it quite beginner-friendly. Within the city, it is easy to nip in and out of traffic with Pleasure due to its excellent agility. But on higher speed, the lower weight means poor stability. 

Motorcycle

Hero Pleasure Plus 

Yamaha Ray Z

TVS Jupiter Classic BS6

Chassis 

Underbone

Underbone

Underbone

Tyre-Wheel Size(Front)

90/100-10

90/90-12

90/90-12

Tyre-Wheel Size(Rear)

90/100-10

90/100-10

90/90-12

Front Suspension

Bottom Link with Spring-loaded Hydraulic Damper


Telescopic forks

Telescopic forks

Rear Suspension

Swing Arm with Spring-loaded Hydraulic Dampers

3-Step adjustable spring-loaded Hydraulic

Gas-charged monoshock

Seat height(mm)

765

760

765

Ground Clearance (mm)

155 

128

150

Kerb Weight(kg)

101

104

108

Starting System

Kick/Self

Kick/Self

Kick/Self

The seat feels well-cushioned which helps you stay comfortable for a long period of time. The handlebar is positioned to give you a relaxes posture too. The Pleasure can take on bad patched roads quite well but would require you to slow down due to small wheels. Overall, the Pleasure Plus provides ample comfort for your everyday city runs. In this comparison though, the TVS Jupiter offers the most comfortable ride due to its wide seats and heavier weight.

How does the Hero Pleasure Plus look?

In terms of the looks, Hero has updated the Pleasure Plus completely from its sister Pleasure. The decade-old design of the outgoing model has been replaced by retro design. While other manufacturers are going for a more modern look, Hero has decided to stick with the retro look. Hero Pleasure was launched as a scooter that was targetted towards women riders. 

But now Hero MotoCorp has changed the positioning of the Pleasure Plus and given it a more uni-sex scooter appeal. The overall shape and dimensions of the Pleasure Plus remain similar but adopts a new look now. Overall, it looks refreshing and it is a scooter that will age well with time.


Aesthetic Features

  • Sporty Tail Lamp

  • Retro Headlamp

  • Alloy Wheels

  • Engine Kill Switch

  • Redesigned instrument console

Motorcycle

Hero Pleasure Plus 

Yamaha Ray Z

TVS Jupiter Classic BS6

Length (mm)

1769 

1835

1834

Width (mm)

704 

675

650

Height(mm)

1161 

1090

1115

Wheelbase(mm)

1238 

1270

1275

The Pleasure Plus gets the smallest wheelbase in its segment which makes it the easiest scooter to maneuver around. It is the smallest scooter in terms of physical dimensions that you can buy in the segment. 

How safe is the Hero Pleasure Plus and what are the new features?

Hero has not just updated the looks of the pleasure but has added many features as well. The Pleasure Plus gets 14 liters of under-seat storage, 10-inch alloy wheels, and Hero has also thrown in a mobile charging socket. There’s no front disc brake on offer, unfortunately, but there’s a standard unified braking system on offer. It also gets a side stand indicator and an LED boot lamp which is quite helpful in everyday situations.

Motorcycle

Hero Pleasure Plus 

Yamaha Ray Z

TVS Jupiter Classic BS6

Features

Combi-Braking System

Unified Braking System

Synchronized Braking System


Alloy wheels

Blue Core engine

Charging port


USB Charging port

Carbon pattern meter design

Adjustable windshield


Utility box

USB Charging Socket

Cushioned passenger backrest

The Pleasure Plus does not get advanced features like the TVS Jupiter as it gets smart connect feature. It seamlessly connects your smartphone with the instrument cluster to display information at a dynamic patch on it. Hence in terms of features, it is not quite the best in the segment.

How does the competition stack up against this highly successful Honda?

Hero Pleasure Plus vs Yamaha Ray Z

Both these players have been around in the market for quite some time now. But where the Hero Pleasure has received a thorough update, the Ray Z still continues to be the same since its inception. Hence, Hero Pleasure Plus offers more features and more technology but if sporty handling and looks is what you are looking for then the Yamaha Ray Z is a scooter you cannot go wrong with.


Hero Pleasure Plus vs TVS Jupiter BS6

TVS Jupiter continues to offer more features for your money. It not only offers more features but also the best ride quality in its class. Coupled with good looks and commanding seating position it becomes quite an attractive package. The Pleasure Plus comes at a cheaper which is a reason enough for some to go with Pleasure Plus. 

How has Hero Pleasure Plus managed to become a household name?

Hero has managed to totally revamp the Pleasure and come up with a brand new scooter. It now offers more for your money and is easy on the eyes too. It is just Rs. 2000 more expensive than the outgoing model. This competitive pricing strategy easily undercuts many of its rivals and offers an easy to ride scooter at a more affordable price. The Pleasure Plus might not offer you the best in class features or the ride quality. But it is certainly an easy-to-live-with scooter which offers more bang for your buck now.

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