The 2017 Maestro Edge is getting ready to lead Hero’s charge against the extremely successful Honda Activa. It will be available with new features, new colours and a retuned engine that meets BS-IV emission norms.
The retuned air-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine produces slightly less power, 8.1hp instead of 8.43hp, and a little more torque than before – 8.7Nm, up from 8.3Nm. Peak power and torque will be available from lower revs to help improve fuel efficiency.
New features include the Automatic Headlamp On (AHO), which is a safety feature that keeps the headlight on all the time. It will also carry over features like the LED tail-lamp, mobile charging port, boot light, integrated braking, anti-theft system and external fuel filling.
Buyers can choose from two new colour options – Sporty Matte Grey and Red, and Active Matte Grey and Blue.
The official price isn’t known yet, but the 2016 model was available for Rs 50,330 for the steel-wheeled variant and Rs 51,780 for the alloy-wheeled variant (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).