2016 Hero Hunk (facelift) to launch in the coming weeks – IAB Report

Posted on: Dec 9, 2015 - 5:45pm IST

To get a more powerful engine.

The 2016 Hero Hunk (facelift) could be launched in a few days as the company has updated the website with the photos and specifications of the new version. The model year upgrade includes a more powerful engine from the Hero Xtreme Sports, and mild cosmetic changes.

2016 Hero Hunk (facelift) poster
The updated Hero Hunk is powered by the Hero Xtreme Sports’ engine.

The visual changes on the upcoming Hunk include a black theme on the lower part of the motorcycle, and a new decal on the fuel tank shrouds. The black theme includes the suspension components – the fork and rear shocks, a gloss black heat shield on the silencer, and the alloy wheels. The instrument cluster is also revised which gets a side stand warning. Parts such as the headlamp, taillamp, handlebar and the fuel tank are left unchanged.

The powertrain is carried over from the Hero Xtreme Sports. It is a 149.2 cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine with an OverHead Camshaft and an AMI – Advanced Microprocessor Ignition System, that produces 15.6 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 13.50 Nm at 7,000 rpm. It gets a new viscous air filter and is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

2016 Hero Hunk (facelift) side
The 2016 Hero Hunk will be offered in two variants and six colours.

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The 2016 Hero Hunk with disc brakes at the front and rear is priced at INR 72,825 and the model with a drum brake at the rear is priced at INR 69,725, according to the website. It will be available in six colours – Bold Brown, Blazing Red, Force Silver, Ebony Grey, Matte Black and Panther Black.

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