22 Aug 2020: BS6-compliant Hero HF Deluxe motorcycle gets three new variants
Hero MotoCorp's BS6-compliant HF Deluxe motorcycle has received three new variants in India.
The updated line-up now comprises two kick-start models with spoked/alloy wheels, two self-start variants with alloy wheels, and a top-spec i3s trim which comes with smart ignition cut-off facility.
As for the pocket-pinch, the HF Deluxe line-up starts at Rs. 48,000.
Here's our roundup.
Design: Hero HF Deluxe: At a glance
The Hero HF Deluxe sits on a tubular double-cradle frame and sports an eye-catching semi-faired design, featuring a flat-type seat, a halogen headlamp, and a chrome-finished exhaust pipe.
It also packs an analog instrument console as well as a silver-colored grab rail, front forks, and alloy wheels.
The bike has a kerb weight of 112kg and a wheelbase of 1,235mm.
Fact: Power and performance
The Hero HF Deluxe draws power from a BS6-compliant 97.2cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that makes 8hp of maximum power at 8,000rpm and 8.05Nm of peak torque at 6,000rpm. The motor comes mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox.
Safety: What about safety and suspension setup?
To ensure the safety of the rider, the Hero HF Deluxe comes equipped with drum brakes on both the front and rear wheels along with a combined braking system (CBS) for improved handling.
Meanwhile, the suspension duties on the motorcycle are handled by telescopic forks on the front side and 2-step hydraulic shock absorbers on the rear end.
Fact: What about the pricing?
In India, the price of the Hero HF Deluxe starts at Rs. 48,000 for the base-end kick-start/spoked wheels model and goes up to Rs. 58,500 for the top-spec self-start/alloy wheels variant. In this segment, it takes on rivals like Bajaj Platina and TVS Sport.