Hero MotoCorp HF Dawn(View All Models)
Hero MotoCorp HF Dawn Price
At Rs 37,500, Hero MotoCorp HF Dawn is the cheapest offering of Honda’s stable. Being a money-sensitive affair, this motorcycle loses in many fronts such as styling, lack of important equipment such as disc brake, fuel gauge, thin body panels and its tough competitors like Bajaj Platina and TVS Sport offering more for the money at the same price point, stir the abilities of this little Hero. Sure this bike has no party tricks and is not a well-suited gentleman, But what this bike offers is the typical build quality reminiscent of any Hero product, excellent ride quality and mile-munching fuel efficiency. And this makes it too hard to ignore, considering the buyers of this segment consider only the parameters in which Hero scores by a fair margin.
Hero MotoCorp HF Dawn Bikes
97.2 cc, Petrol, 70 kmplRs 37,350*
Review of Hero MotoCorp HF Dawn
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Hero has been the pioneer of 100 cc commuter segment in the Indian motorcycling context. The slogan of “fill it-shut it-forget it” introduced firstly with it’s the then debutant, CD 100, has worked wonders for the Indian manufacturer, as this overcrowded roost has always been ruled by Hero right from the day 1 they entered in this business. The blockbuster success of Splendor, which still is the largest selling bike of the world even after staying too long in the tooth for nearly three decades now, made them familiar in each every Indian family. Hero presently has six models in its aggressive 100 cc line up, with each and every motorcycle differentiated on the basis of pricing and being given the task to keep the flame burning, lit by its bread-and-butter models like CD100 and Splendor, which managed to bring the name of Hero to almost every Indian’s mouth. Now, the good-old and familiar Hero MotoCorp HF Dawn being the most affordable kid on the block of Hero, is the talking point here.
Hero MotoCorp HF Dawn Designing
Hero MotoCorp HF Dawn is the most “built to cost” product and financially easiest way to be a part of Hero family. Bare bone cost-cutting has been done everywhere here, so don’t expect any kind of fancy gizmos, loud styling and long list of equipment. This bike screams “I am simple” from every angle and takes you back to the old day perceptions, with a round headlamp with neither a visor nor a cowl, minimal graphics and body panels, simple tank design, steel grab rail, absence of rear body panels, flat seat, spoke wheels. The instrument cluster too possesses only a speedometer, odometer and basic tell-tale lights. The designers, however, managed a lot in carrying out there aim of “design-minimum-use-maximum” on this tiny fighter. The absence of an electric starter, somewhere, feels a bit disappointing. On the practical front, this machine has a lot of storage spaces which include a utility box, side panel, under seat storage space and a bag hook at rear. It is this “simplicity of 1980s” of HF-Dawn, that fails it be applauded in today’s design conscious scenario. Though this may not be a grouse for anyone, as this bike is mainly targeted for rural audience, for whom the most important aspect while purchasing a vehicle is fuel efficiency. The build quality is typically Hero, robust and made to last, which is appreciable considering the basicness of segment.
Hero MotoCorp HF Dawn Engine And Performance
Hero commuters have always been famous for their fabulous engines and HF-Dawn is not an exception. The Hero MotoCorp HF Dawn sports a Honda sourced kick-started 97.2 cc air-cooled, single cylinder, carburetted four-stroke mill, which is healthy enough to generate 7.8 bhp of power at 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 8.04 Nm at 4500 rpm. The performance obtained from this powerhouse is satisfactory, with adequate bottom end grunt and sufficient acceleration. Though not a necessary parameter for this machine, the 0-60 kmph run is achieved in a slow, but respectable 10 seconds, considering its competitors are also somewhere near to its treadmarks. The engine is mated to a 4 speed constant mesh gearbox , with the Hero’s standard all shift-up pattern. The gearbox too provides adequate smooth shifting in traffic situations, making it less tedious for the rider. The engine maxes out at the top speed of 90 kmph, making it a commendable city ride.
Talking about the fuel-efficiency, this is the arena where this puny Hero scores massively. The HF-Dawn performs this job with brilliance, managing to return 65 kmpl in city and 74 kmpl in highway, giving an overall efficiency of a high 68 kmpl. This makes this motorcycle one of the most fuel-efficient two-wheelers, presently available in India.
Hero MotoCorp HF Dawn Braking And Handling
Ride comfort is the second most important priority asked for in this segment, and Hero knows this well too. With providing a larger surface area of the seat, Hero has ensured comfortable seating position with good cushioning for two full sized adults for both city traffic and highway jaunts. The chassis is of tubular double cradle type, which makes the bike light-weight at just 107 kilos. The segment default upright seating posture with a raised handlebar, forward set foot-pegs and efficiently sized knee recesses on the fuel tank puts the rider in his comfort zone and aids in good direction changes. The suspension, though a basic setup of telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at front and 2 step adjustable hydraulic coil springs at rear, provide adequate firmness to the overall ride. The actual functionality of rear shock absorbers is that it can be adjusted according to the need of the rider so as to provide a comfort free ride along with the option of setting up a stiffer suspension while carrying heavy loads on the bike. This, adding to the high ground clearance of 165 mm and a wheelbase of 1235 mm, ensures you to glide over potholes with ease. Talking about the brakes, since this bike fall in the entry level segment, Hero MotoCorp HF Dawn offers the setup of drum brakes, 130mm front and 110mm rear.
Hero MotoCorp HF Dawn Safety Features
It's a no-frills bike, so expecitng a modern ABS system ar even a disc brake is a big no.
Hero MotoCorp HF Dawn Colors
The colour options available on Hero MotoCorp HF Dawn are black with golden/yellow stripes, candy tahitian Blue, cool mint green, amaranth maroon, candy blazing red and cloud silver on offer.
Hero MotoCorp HF Dawn Pros
Trust-worthy engine, build quality, price
Hero MotoCorp HF Dawn Cons
Dated styling, lack of modern equipments
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