Hero MotoCorp Launched Most Affordable Hero HF 100 Bike
Hero MotoCorp, the country’s ace two-wheeler manufacturer, has silently launched its most affordable bike, Known as the HF 100 in the Indian market in a single variant only. India’s biggest bike maker has introduced the most affordable variant of the HF Deluxe that is called the HF 100. It is priced at Rs 49,400 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and that makes it the cheapest offering in the company’s entire product range.
As we told you earlier, the new Hero HF 100 is another variant of the highly popular Hero HF Deluxe. Just as the name suggests, the Hero HF 100 bike doesn’t get any deluxe features. To keep the price as low as possible, Hero has bestowed the HF 100 with only basic and necessary features.
Hero HF 100 Bike – Design and Mechanicals
While it retains the same styling as the HF Deluxe, there are certain differences. The HF 100 is available only in the black colour option, unlike multiple paint schemes available for the HF Deluxe version. Most of the parts of the new HF 100 come dipped in black. Bits like the chain cover, exhaust shield, crash guard, alloy wheels and handlebar are all blacked out. The new HF 100 gets a thinner black pillion grab rail, as against the larger aluminium-finished unit in the HF Deluxe.
Powering the Hero HF 100 is the same 97.2cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that is capable of producing 8.36PS of max power at 8000rpm and 8.05Nm of peak torque at 5000rpm. For the transmission duty, there is a 4-speed gearbox. The newly launched Hero HF 100 gets a 9.1-litre fuel tank and hence, its capacity is 0.5-litre lower than the one on the HF Deluxe.
New Hero HF 100 Features
The world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheelers introduced the Hero HF 100 commuter motorcycle with basic equipment and feature kit including telescopic front fork, twin shock absorber unit, a kick-starter, 18-inch wheels and 130mm drum brakes. The braking duties are handled by drum brakes at either end. Being a basic model, there’s no electric start only kick start is available. The motorcycle weighs 1kg more than the HF Deluxe at 110kg kerb weight. It is 1965mm long, 720mm wide, and 1045mm tall. It has a seat height of 805mm and 165mm ground clearance remain the same on the two bikes.
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The new Hero HF 100 priced at Rs 49,400 (ex-showroom, Delhi) is a direct rival to the likes of Bajaj CT100 in the entry-level 100cc commuter bike segment. Bajaj CT 100 is offered at a starting price tag of Rs. 44,890 (ex-showroom). Recently, Bajaj also introduced the top-of-the-line CT110X motorcycle in the country. The new Hero HF 100 is also a direct rival to the likes of the Bajaj Platina 100 KS (Rs 49,261).