Hero MotoCorp has launched HF 100 in India at Rs. 49,400. The motorcycle shows resemblance in design to the HFR Deluxe model of the brand and claims it to be the brand’s most affordable motorcycle sold in the Indian market. This is mainly due to the simplistic graphic design and feature approach, making it Rs.1,300 less than the HF Deluxe’s entry-level trim.
Hero MotoCorp has blacked out all the trims of HF 100 for a bare-bones look instead of using any chrome-finished body parts or trims. It has also replaced a wider unit of the rear grab, as seen on the HF Deluxe, with a small metal tube.
Apart from the few cosmetic changes, most of the mechanical features are similar. The HF 100 will continue using an air-cooled, single-cylinder fuel-injected 97cc engine like its elder sibling. It is paired with a 4-speed gearbox and generates 7.9 bhp of maximum power at 8000 rpm and a peak torque of 8.05 Nm at 6000 rpm. The throttle response will be improved by the fuel-injected engine and will provide smooth power delivery. For enhanced fuel efficiency, the bike will retain the i3S stop-start feature.
The HF 100 has also retained the 9.6-litre fuel tank along with additional features like the raised and upright handlebar, a single-piece seat, a halogen headlamp, a headlamp cowl with an integrated visor, taillamps and turn-signal indicators, crash protectors and a full concealed chain cover.
At the front, the new motorcycle is equipped with a telescopic unit that controls the suspension duties while non-adjustable shock absorbers are present at the back. The HF 100 also has a combined braking system that gives extra safety and support to the 130mm disc brakes at both ends. The bike also features alloy wheels shod with tubeless tyres at both ends. The motorcycle will compete against the likes of the Bajaj CT100, the TVS Sport and other 100cc motorcycles and mopeds available in India.
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