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Old 11th August 2015, 13:44   #1
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Hero MotoCorp has started testing a facelifted version of the Hunk 150cc motorcycle.

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While the cladding hides most of the changes on the bike, we can see that it is largely similar to the existing model. However, we can expect some cosmetic and mechanical changes to the bike.

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Among the likely changes are a new headlamp and cowl, new instrumentation and new body graphics. The gas-charged shock absorbers of the test mule appear to be fitted upside down and are finished in black instead of red and gold like the current model.

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The Hunk is expected to share its engine with the Xtreme Sports, which was launched earlier this year. This engine is a 149.2cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder unit that develops 15.6 BHP @ 8,500 rpm and 13.5 Nm of torque @ 7,000 rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed transmission.

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I owned a Hunk back in 2008, it had a great pickup and comfortable seating position for long drives. The only con was FE of around 43kmpl. One of the rare bikes from HH which people did not buy.
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This looks like a minor facelift of the Hunk. The bike looks similar except for the shocks which are finished in black.

The facelift may come with a minor increase in power and some cosmetic changes. Also, some added stickers
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My heart sank when I read the thread title.

Then I didn't feel so bad once I read the content.

It looks the EXACT same apart from a few colour difference in the rear shocks and front shocks.

I do expect it to get the engine from the Xtreme Sports though.
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Here are more images of the Hero Hunk facelift.

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What on earth is wrong with Hero.

This isn't worthy of being called a facelift.

Slap on a few stickers here and there. Invert the rear shock absorbers and plonk in the Xtreme Sports' engine and voila! You have your upgrade.

No split handlebars, no Fuel Injection, no 4 valves, no open chain, no spring loaded footpegs, no steel braided lines, no projector headlights.

Worse? The same old handlegrips, the same old excuses for bar end weights and the supposed-to-be-stylish flared fenders.

If Hero really wants to up the fight with the other manufacturers, they'll need to get their act together very quickly.
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What on earth is wrong with Hero.

This isn't worthy of being called a facelift.

Slap on a few stickers here and there. Invert the rear shock absorbers and plonk in the Xtreme Sports' engine and voila! You have your upgrade.

No split handlebars, no Fuel Injection, no 4 valves, no open chain, no spring loaded footpegs, no steel braided lines, no projector headlights.

Worse? The same old handlegrips, the same old excuses for bar end weights and the supposed-to-be-stylish flared fenders.

If Hero really wants to up the fight with the other manufacturers, they'll need to get their act together very quickly.

Absolutely true !

Seems they are only interested to sell Splendors, Passions and Maestros for another 3 decades.

Killed the brilliant Impulse with bad marketing, murdered the beloved Karizma brand, sad countless updates to the legendary CBZ brand and thereby the HX 250 and the Hastur might get affected with the ill reputation.

RIP Hero !
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