Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Hero Honda Hunk the new strong bike from Hero Honda motors has become a sucess with the company claiming to make around 3,00,000 sales the very first month. The pricing of this bike is in the range of 55000 - 57000Rs currently and hero honda has already increased their overall sales by 3% with the launch and sale of these bikes. The 150CC Hunk Bike launch was made around a fortnight back.

Currently the other competitors of this bikes include Bajaj Discover, CBZ Xtreme, Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTS-i, Suzuki Heat, Suzuki Zeus, Karizma, TVS Apache, Hero Honda Achiever, Honda Unicorn, Royal Enfield and some more which makes Hero Honda Hunk a real player in the bikes world.

Lets talk about other things of the HUNK, ie. its look and fairing and its styling.

First thing you will note that it has gas charged, adjustable rear shok absorber, it is I think first in Hero Honda Bike. One thing I loved about CBZ from beginning was its saddle position, it just made you sit so sporty that you feel like GOD on road. .. here in Hero Honda Hunk, saddle position is nice so it feels so sporty while sitting on Bike.

Front Disc brake is fine, I wished if they could have increased its size as TVS did in Apache RTR 160, it looks so nice and somohow makes feel bike more powerful (physcologically).

Looking over design, the bike has over all a big look as we had with CBZ xtreme. This time grab rail is single piece ie not like CBZ xtreme which as splitted one looked really cool. One thing I noticed here that they wanted to bike to look shorter and sporty and hence you can see on back that they have kept seat little shorter though ideally should stretch a bit more, anyhow it is looking unique.

What I think that there was something missing in CBZ xtreme and Hero Honda thinks that to compete with Apache RTR and new pulsar, they should work around and hence we have “Hunk”.

Engine : Air Cooled, 4 - Stroke Single Cylinder OHC
Displacement : 149.2 cc
Max Power : 10.6 Kw (14.4 Ps ) @ 8500 rpm
Torque : 12.80 N-m @ 6500 rpm
Bore x Stoke : 57.3 X 57.8 mm
Carburettor : C. V Type
Ignition : AMI - Advanced Microprocessor Ignition System
Gear Box : 5 Speed Constant Mesh
Type : Tubular, Diamond Type
Suspension :
Front- Telescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
Rear- Rectangular Swing Arm with 5 Step Adjustable Gas Reservoir Suspension - GRS
Brakes :
Front- Disc: 240 mm Dia Disc - Non Asbestos Type
Rear- Drum: Internal Expanding Shoe Type (130 mm), Non Asbestos Type.
Rim Size :
Front- 18 X 1.85, Alloy Wheel
Rear - 18 X 2.15, Alloy Wheel
Tyre Size:
Front- 2.75 X 18 42P
Rear-100/90 X 18 - 56P (With Tuff-up Tube)
Battery : 12V -7 Ah
Head Light : 12V - 35 / 35 W = Halogen Bulb (Mulit Reflector Type)
Tail Lamp : 12 V - 5W
Stop Lamp : 12V - 21W
Turn Signal Lamp : 12 V - 10W x 4 nos, Clear Lense, Multi reflector Type.
Fuel Tank Capacity : 12.4 Ltrs
Reserve- 2.2 Ltrs (Usable Reserve)
Length : 2080 mm
Width : 765 mm’
Height : 1095 mm
Wheel Base: 1325 mm
Saddle Height : 795 mm
Ground Clearance : 145 mm
Kerb Weight : 143 Kg (Kick) / 145 Kg (self)


Friday, March 28, 2008