Oct 17, 2007

4 New 150 cc "Hunk" from Hero Honda..!! [First Pics]

Hero Honda launches a new 150 cc model called "Hunk".. is it the CBZ Xtreme replacement..??

Posted below are pics/photos of the new 150 cc motorcycle from Hero Honda called the "Hunk" which was launched today.

150 cc Hero Honda Hunk Launched

One of the things that I try to avoid as a blogger is to publish unconfirmed news.

It's kind of cruel to raise the expectations sky high and in the end dissappoint the readers..

For around a week, the internet had been abuzz with rumours that Hero Honda was preparing to launch a new motorcycle called "Hunk". Just search for "Hero Honda Hunk" on Google and you will come across numerous Blogs, Websites and Internet Forums which in a bid to become the first one to break out the news, have come up with their own versions to this story.

Somebody declared that this new "Hunk" had a 180 cc engine, someone else claimed that it has a twin cylinder. Even reputed national newspaper The Economic Times have been guilty of publishing in a news report on its website on 14'th October stating that,

    "the Hunk is touted to have Honda CBR 125 type headlamps, twin discs, split seats and an analog yellow speedo. But when contacted this is all a Hero Honda spokesperson said: "We don’t comment on future launches."

Ok, The Economic Times did mention in the end that Hero Honda officials did not comment on the impending launch. But by stating that "the Hunk is touted to have Honda CBR 125 type headlamps, twin discs, split seats..", all that they have managed to do is spread unconfirmed rumour like any other Blog or Internet Forum.

150 cc Hero Honda Hunk Launched

One of the things that I try to avoid as a blogger is to publish unconfirmed news. It's kind of cruel to raise the expectations sky high and in the end dissappoint the readers.

Another interesting thing that I have noticed today is that the website for the CBZ Xtreme, i.e. http://www.cbzxtreme.com/ is not working..!!

According to the news report following the launch of the "Hunk", The Economic Times this time has stated that the Hunk features a 150 cc engine and sports a price tag of around Rs.55,000 (Ex-Showroom New Delhi).

From the photos it seems that the engine of the "Hunk" have been borrowed from the CBZ Xtreme. Although complete engine specs have not been known so far, but another interesting thing that I have noticed today is that the website for the CBZ Xtreme, i.e. http://www.cbzxtreme.com/ is not working..!! So is the Hero Honda "Hunk" a replacement for the CBZ Xtreme..??

Update: The CBZ Xtreme website is back now, it was down for a couple of days; probably for some maintenance work

Now, let me be clear when I say that I am only suggesting something here.. like I said, I hate to spread rumours; but do keep posted here for more news and complete tech specs.


Actually I'll find it rather funny to tell someone that my friend Rides a HUNK..!!

Hero Honda's TV Commercial for the CBZ Xtreme had the tag line: "Thinking is such a waste of time..!!" Actually I'll find it rather funny to tell someone that my friend Rides a HUNK..!! Sigh..!! Wish Hero Honda officials had spent some time thinking over the name for this new bike.



That being said, from whatever we have seen so far, the "Hunk" looks much better than the unimaginatively styled CBZ Xtreme. The "Hunk" also gets gas filled rear shock absorbers, a first for Hero Honda bikes.



Pics posted by my friend DIESEL in the AutocarIndia Forum..








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4 Comments:

Anonymous said...

hey man...wer'nt u the one who said the hunk was a rumor on rearset's blog??

Payeng said...

yes, I did leave a comment on rearset's blog.

but I did not mean to say that the Hunk was a rumour, by rumour I meant the way it was being speculated as a twin cylinder or with twin disc brakes or with full fairing. all of which ultimately turned out as rumour in the end.

Cé$âr said...

it does look very good in pics but has specs very similar to cbz-x.

at least it has no stickers! that's reserved for its upgrades ;)

DIESEL said...

Payeng,
You dont need to credit me for the pics, but THANKS.
You have a wonderful blog and so many posts of mine in the OD forum are taken from you.
I guess, thats what friends are for!

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