Nov 7, 2007

0 Hero Honda 150 cc Hunk arrives in Bangalore Showrooms..!!

The new 150 cc Hunk from Hero Honda makes its appearance in Bangalore showrooms..

150 cc Hero Honda Hunk in a Bangalore Showroom

The scooped seat makes for a low seating position. One sits much lower compared to the CBZ xtreme..

How I wish Hero Honda named this bike as the "New CBZ Xtreme" instead of the "Hunk"..

I happened to walk in to a Hero Honda showroom in Bangalore last weekend. I was there actually to take the test ride of the Karizma (just to see how it measures up with my Pulsar 220). Unfortunately I did not get the test ride of the Karizma. But to my pleasant surprise I saw the new 150 cc Hunk from Hero Honda kept for display at the showroom.

Colors: There were three colors on display Red, Black, Metallic Black. According to the showroom guys there is another one in a Blue shade which wasn't there in the showroom. The metallic black looked great..

I immediately asked for a test ride. But the showroom guys told me that they themselves weren't able to test ride the new Hunk as they have not received the go ahead orders till then.


Looks: The Hunk looks handsome.. true to its name the bike has a bulky look thanks to the massive plastic tank extensions. The headlamp though not that aggressive looking gels quite well with the rest of the bike with a low "crouching" stance. The side panels are a combination of two tone silver-matt black plastic. The fuel release switch on the left side of the bike is nice to operate, much better than the thin ones found in other bikes. Also the raised stickers on the tank extensions which boldly read "HUNK" are in finished in Chrome.

Having got used to the orange color lit digital console of my Pulsar 220, I found the analog speedometer assembly of the Hunk old/dated..

The Hunk incorporates the first ever Gas Filled Rear Shock Absorbers for a Hero Honda Model. The alloys and the engine covers/chain covers are finished in black, which is the current fad among bike makers. The rear view mirrors are finished in shiny black, something that is not too appealing.


Fit and Finish: The fit-and-finish looks good on the Hunk. The rear mudguard even has a metal support beneath to prevent it from rattling. The switchs are similar to the ones found in the Unicorn and the CBZ Xtreme compared to the switches of the Bajaj Pulsars, they don't feel that well built.


Seating: Although I did not get a test ride, I did manage to sit on the Hunk. The scooped seat makes for a low seating position. One sits much lower compared to the CBZ xtreme. It is something which vertically challenged guys would love. Even a 5ft 5inch guy like me found both my feets well planted on the ground.


Misses: Sadly the LED tail lamps and split rear grab rails found in the CBZ xtreme has been omitted. Also having got used to the orange color lit digital console of my Pulsar 220, I found the analog speedometer assembly of the Hunk old/dated.



Both the "CBZ Xtreme" and the "Hunk" are simultaneously for sale right now at almost the same price levels. Both the bikes have identical technical specifications, with identical power and torque. But according to the salesguy, the Hunk features something called "Tumble Induction".. due to which the fuel efficiency and power/pick up should improve.

How I wish Hero Honda named this bike as the "New CBZ Xtreme" instead of "Hunk" (Sheesh..!!). Anyway, I am looking very eagerly for the test ride of the Hunk. Whcih according to the showroom guys should be available within a week.






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