“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.
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:
|Scooter||Engine cc||Official Claim (kmpl)|
|TVS Scooty Pep Plus||87.8cc||68kmpl|
|Piaggio Vespa LX||125cc||60kmpl|
|TVS Scooty Streak||87.8cc||68kmpl|
|Mahindra Rodeo RZ||125cc||59.38kmpl|
|Kinetic Sym Flyte||125cc||45kmpl|
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.
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 – one, 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.
|Source||City Fuel Economy (kmpl)||Highways (kmpl)|