Hero Pleasure Plus Review: Better Than The Other 110cc Scooters?
Article by Drivio | 3rd Mar 23
While the earlier Hero Pleasure was squarely aimed at women, this one should ideally appeal to men as well.
- Its 110cc engine makes 8.11PS and 8.7Nm with Hero’s i3S tech working in tandem
- The Hero Pleasure Plus is suspended on a telescopic fork and a twin shocks
- Despite many positives and sporty power output the scooter still runs on 10-inch wheels.
While the previous Hero Pleasure, with its 102cc engine, was primarily aimed towards female riders, the Hero Pleasure Plus, with its more gender-neutral styling and larger 110cc engine, should appeal to both men and women. We rode it extensively, and this is what we thought.
Hero Pleasure Plus: Design & Features
The Pleasure Plus has a youthful design that is clearly aimed towards the younger, college-going audience. It features curvier bodywork and a tall, tall headlamp that appears swan-necked from certain angles. It's similar to the Destini 125 in some ways, which isn't necessarily a bad thing given that it's still a narrow-bodied scooter weighing only 104kg kerb weight, making it suitable for both sexes.
The integrated braking system and side stand warning, as seen on larger Hero scooters, are among the standard features. The USB charging socket and deep storage pockets right where the rider can reach them are also noticeable, and the underseat storage gets LED illumination. The dual texture seat does feel premium, and the Pleasure Plus gets a Bluetooth-enabled instrument console in the latest Xtec edition. It connects your smartphone to the scooter using the Hero MyRide app.
However, unlike the Hero XPulse 200, the system here only displays incoming calls and messages, with no turn-by-turn navigation.
Hero Pleasure Plus: Engine & Specs
|Specifications||Hero Pleasure Plus|
With a weight of only 104kg, the Pleasure Plus is mobile! The low weight, higher power formula has never been a bad thing, and this scoot feels very nimble. Getting up to speed and passing traffic is effortless, and the engine feels smooth and refined between 40 and 60 kilometres per hour.
Hero Pleasure Plus: Chassis
|Specifications||Hero Pleasure Plus|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic fork|
|Rear Suspension||Twin shocks|
|Front Brake||130mm drum brake|
|Rear Brake||130mm drum brake|
The scooter has 10-inch wheels on both ends, and one concern with light scooters is that they can feel too quick to steer, which can be unsettling for both new and experienced riders. Fortunately, the Pleasure Plus does not feel like it will fold at any moment, despite having a light front end. It appears that the weight is carried low enough to inspire confidence while remaining easy to manoeuvre out of parking spaces and through traffic.
Even with panic grabs at the rear brake, the integrated braking system helps here, resulting in the wheel not locking and skidding. It was a little nervous over speed breakers at anything faster than a walking pace, but it wasn't too bothered by the sudden bumps.
Hero Pleasure Plus: Dimensions
|Dimensions||Hero Pleasure Plus|
|Kerb Weight||104kg (LX,VX) | 106kg (ZX)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||4.8-litres|
The Pleasure Plus is by no means a large scooter and it feels every bit compact. The sprightly engine and low weight make it quite a hoot to ride in the city. Flicking the scooter from one side to the other is surprisingly fun and if you do show it a set of corners, it won’t hesitate.
Hero Pleasure Plus: Variants & Price
|Hero Pleasure Plus Variant||Prices (all prices ex-showroom Delhi)|
|Pleasure Plus LX||Rs 68,368|
|Pleasure Plus VX||Rs 71,818|
|Pleasure Plus Xtec||Rs 75,668|
|Pleasure Plus Xtec Jubilant Yellow||Rs 77,268|
With its prices starting from just over Rs 68,000, the Hero Pleasure Plus is available in a total of four variants: LX, VX, Xtec and Xtec Jubilant Yellow. What the Xtec trims gets over the LX and VX is an LED projector headlamp, a yellow shade and smartphone connectivity, keeping in line with modern-day tech.
Made available at the right price, the Pleasure Plus is a very compelling buy regardless of your chromosome set. At Rs 75,668 (ex-showroom Delhi), the Pleasure Plus Xtec makes a solid case for itself, among all the other variants. But if you like your scooters bright, loud and eye-grabbing, you could have a look at the Jubilant Yellow colorway. And if it does catch your fancy, the extra Rs 1,600 cash that it demands could very well be worth it.