Editorial Review of the Hero MotoCorp Hunk bike
The Hunk was launched in 2007 to provide a muscular and fun to ride 150cc bike for the masses. The bike instantly caught the attention of the enthusiast with its muscular looking design and modern features. The bike got a revamp in 2009 to further make it more appealing. Today the Hunk is sold in seven color options and wears 2.75” tyres on 18-inch alloys up front and 100/90 tyres on 18-inch alloys at the rear. The front end is dominated by a contoured visor and flared fender. The tank looks brilliant and is well complemented by the lovely looking air-scoops. The tank also wears a raging bull insignia for added muscle. At the rear, you do notice the ridged muffler and a rear disc brake set-up. The speedometer console looks terrific, especially at night and is of the semi-digital variety. Another area where the Hunk scores is the overall sitting posture and comfort – riding position is sporty and the huge tank feels good to grip with your thighs. The Hunk also has one of the best suspensions in this segment and riding the bike on all kinds of roads is a pleasure! This can be attributed to the fact that the rear suspension comes with GRS (gas reservoir suspension) nitrox based system. The overall dynamics and braking of the bike are of the higher order. The Hunk is powered by the same engine that does duty on the Achiever and CBZ Xtreme though it shares the power and torque figures with the latter only at 14.4PS and 12.8Nm respectively. The engine excels in all parameters – it is smooth, punchy and at a rated (IDC norms) 65.1kmpl, it is efficient too! The Hunk comes with a 3 year / 40,000km warranty and 6 free service benefits of up to 18 months. The new Hero MotoCorp Hunk sells for Rs 62, 215 for the single disc and Rs 65,215 for the rear disc version, all prices being ex-showroom Delhi.