Hero MotoCorp is presently the dominating company in the field if two wheelers. And keeping in mind the popularity of scooters, the company has quite a few of them on the block which keeps its business more dynamic and relevant to the contemporary demand.
Initially targeting at the male customers and marketed as “It’s such a boy thing”, the Hero Maestro Edge made a great impact on the female customers as well. On the other hand, the Honda Aviator is the third product from the Japanese two-wheeler maker in India and is not as impact ful as the Honda Activa. However, with the growing interests towards scooters, the Aviator has picked up good sales.
In terms of designing
The Hero Maestro Edge completely lives up to its name of being edgy and sleep. There are a lot of character lines that influence designing greatly. The head of the headlamp is given a black tone to add to the design.
On the other hand, the Honda Aviator is just the opposite of the Maestro Edge. It has more of a roundish design. There are no sharp edges anywhere and all the corners are carved to make smooth bends. However, the highlighting factor is the presence of the silver metallic strip on the front section.
The better engine
The Hero Maestro Edge has a 110 cc carburettor, air cooled engine under the hood which is capable of making a maximum power of 8.31 bhp at 8,000 revs per minute and a peak torque of 8.30 Nm at 6,500 revs per minute. It has a high revving engine when compared to some of the scooters in this range. This higher revs will give you the thump that and feel each time you twist the accelerator.
On the contrary, the Honda Aviator has a 109.2 cc carburettor, air cooled engine. This engine can make up to a maximum power of 8 bhp at just 7,000 revs per minute and a peak torque of 8.77 Nm 5,500 revs per minute. Though this engine makes lesser power and has a lesser revving engine, there is a decent amount of grunt when you are riding on a freeway or a road with less traffic as it has marginally higher torque.
So which one is better?
The Hero Maestro Edge is the better-designed scooter out of the two without a hint of doubt. In fact, despite the dimensions of the Maestro being more than the Honda Aviator, the design makes it look far sleeker and leaner.
Having said that, there is not much difference between the two in terms of the engine as one beats a high revving engine while the other grunts with higher torque, which would give them an equal amount of power while zipping on the road.