24 December 2012 ~ 15 Comments

Hero Pleasure

“Why should boys have all the fun” has been one of the most popular taglines for a two wheeler brand in recent times and Hero Honda got it absolutely right in positioning when they did this back when the Pleasure was launched. Hero Pleasure, as it is known today, is a 102cc 4 stroke single cylinder scooter targeted at the female riders that can deliver a maximum power of 5.03 kw (6.8 PS) and max. torque of 7.85 Nm. Hero has ensured the scooter doesn’t get too heavy with the kerb weight hovering around 104 kg with a max fuel tank capacity of 5 liters. The Hero Pleasure is available at a price of Rs. 42,100 ex-showroom at Delhi.
Hero Pleasure

Official Reported Mileage

Among scooters, you can say the Hero Pleasure is sort of a mid-range in the Indian market. There are scooters like the Scooty Pep that are significantly under 100cc while there are quite a few scooters that have more of a unisex positioning that are in the 125cc segment. According to Hero Motocorp, the Pleasure can deliver close to 55 kmpl under standard test conditions which is typically conditions closer to what you have on the highways. If you are wondering if 55 kmpl is good enough, I’ve prepared this chart that will compare the official mileage claimed on the various scooters we have reviewed till now:

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Scooter, Engine cc, Official Claim (kmpl)
TVS Scooty Pep Plus, 87.8cc, 68kmpl
Yamaha Ray, 113cc, 62.1kmpl
Piaggio Vespa LX, 125cc, 60kmpl
Suzuki Access, 124cc, 50.22kmpl
Suzuki Swish, 124cc, 60kmpl
Honda Activa, 109cc, 66.7kmpl
TVS Scooty Streak, 87.8cc, 68kmpl
Hero Maestro, 109cc, 60kmpl
Mahindra Rodeo RZ, 125cc, 59.38kmpl
Honda Aviator, 109cc, 52kmpl
Kinetic Sym Flyte, 125cc, 45kmpl
Honda Dio, 110cc, 55kmpl
TVS Wego, 109.7cc, 50kmpl
[/table]

So as you see, the 55kmpl economy claim on the Pleasure is not the best in the market. Nor is it as low as some of the other claims. So it lays somewhere in between.

Customer Reviews

Let’s start as usual with MaxAbout. According to their review, this scooter can hit a maximum speed of 77 kmpl and on an average can deliver between 35-45 kilometers per liter of petrol. The review on BikeSpace has a similar report. They note that the Hero Pleasure can draw 45 kmpl on city roads while the same on highways can go as high as 50 kmpl. This is not too bad.

Another website called Bikerani that I have not reported from anytime earlier notes that on city roads, the Pleasure can give between 45-52 kmpl economy while the same on highways could increase up to 55 kmpl.

A user on IndiaGarage notes that the real world mileage delivered by the Pleasure can be extremely better than those offered by more popular rivals. He claims that while the Activa used to give him only around 35 kmpl on city roads, the same on the Hero Pleasure was as high as 55 kmpl. This looks a little too optimistic. We will then have to take a look at what other customers have got to say on MouthShut.

There are over 107 reviews for the Pleasure on the site with the scooter getting a 4/5 rating for fuel consumption. There seem to be two kinds of customers here Рone, who have problems with the bike with respect to post-sales service, battery parts who have subsequently also claimed the mileage is poor. The other long time customers who have rode several thousand kilometers on their Pleasure and seem to be reporting good numbers. The latter who have written more objective reviews claim the mileage to be between 45-55 kmpl on an average. The former who have other problems with their scooter report the mileage between 33-45 kmpl.  For the sake of being more practical, I would go with the 45-55 kmpl figure while also noting that the scooter seems to have its fair share of problems that are not mileage related.

So there you go. Here is a snapshot of what the various people have reported. Overall, it seems to be a good bike as far as mileage is concerned. But the reports from several users on MouthShut makes me believe you need to check on the post-sales customer care and research a bit more on the spare parts before making an informed decision.

[table]
Source, City Fuel Economy (kmpl), Highways (kmpl)
Official, –, 55
MaxAbout, 35-45, —
BikeSpace, 45, 50
Bikerani, 45-52, 55
IndiaGarage, 55, —
MouthShut, 45-55, —
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15 Responses to “Hero Pleasure”

  1. nvn kumar 10 March 2013 at 9:58 am Permalink

    I bought 2months b4,My plzr gives 43kmpl only b4 n aftr 1st servicng..

  2. rasmi 18 May 2013 at 8:20 am Permalink

    Can i use whole (5 liter) petrol at the time of riding.

    • abhi 21 July 2014 at 6:22 pm Permalink

      pls dont do tht thr was problem of gases produced in petrol tht reduces effects of petrol n also milege…

  3. nikita 26 June 2013 at 3:39 pm Permalink

    Well I’m considering to buy one but I’m a little confused….Some of my friends have suggested that Honda scooters (activa, aviator) are better when its comes to body and power and mileage is sufficient enough while sum have said that pleasure will be good as it’s light and provide high mileage….I’m thinking about activa …can I have some suggestions please?

    • Ashok Patnaik 17 April 2014 at 3:12 am Permalink

      Don’t commit a mistake like me. I hav purchaged hero pleasure last yr which gives 33kpl even b4 n after 3rd service. Go 4 any honda scopters.

  4. sandeep 13 August 2013 at 7:38 am Permalink

    hi,i bought this bike 2 months ago, the mileage is 42kmpl on city roads.It was achieved only after 1st service,maintained constant speed upto 30-35kmph on city roads. Do not rise the throttle unnecessarily inorder to get the good mileage,It touches the speed upto 65kmph.

  5. Laxmikanth Reddy 12 July 2014 at 7:23 am Permalink

    Hi
    i had bought pleasure bike in the year 2011 December.now my bike is getting off when i park my bike near the signals. i had given in hero service centers to rectify that probem. but till today it has not rectified. ? whom should i concern in Hyderabad & what is the solution to overcome that problem?

    Laxmikanth Reddy
    +91 7702216821

  6. arun 5 August 2014 at 4:49 am Permalink

    Honda is best when comes to scoters
    Dio gives me 57 kmpl on city roads.good power when compared to pleasure.go for deo instead of pleasure
    .i recmmend from my good experience and smoth enjoble riding.di o much bettrt

  7. teja 14 November 2014 at 1:11 pm Permalink

    Slow pickup and problem with kick start…

  8. deepak 23 November 2014 at 10:58 am Permalink

    I buy a pleasure please suggest me

  9. Lucky 22 February 2015 at 2:10 am Permalink

    my pleasure milege 50 km/litre and good performance

  10. prabhu 10 March 2015 at 12:59 pm Permalink

    I have bought Pleasure in Nov 2008 and have never found the vehicle giving mileage above 40 km. During first year it was giving between 35 to 40km and afterwards always between 30-35 km.

  11. Biswas 27 April 2015 at 7:25 am Permalink

    My pleasure is giving only 35kmpl. 3 service over.

  12. manoj kumar 2 July 2015 at 6:51 pm Permalink

    My pleasure is give me only 25 kmpl.

  13. ritu 10 July 2015 at 10:50 am Permalink

    I m so confused about hero pleasure plZ someone tell me about the reviews of hero pleasure


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