As you may know, the Hero HF Deluxe is among the bestselling Hero bikes in the country. Thanks to its pricing, robust chassis, and efficient engine with respectable mileage, it caters to the mass market with strict budgets. That said, it is technically a commuter, but given its mileage figures, some tend to call it a mileage bike. Yes, it has an impressive fuel economy. This Hero bikes can cut down on your running costs.
However, if you are a young buyer who expects a bike with lots of whims and fancies, then this bike isn’t for you. It is an entry-level offering from the indigenous bike manufacturer Hero MotoCorp.
This bike’s ex-showroom price ranges between Rs 56,000 and Rs 67,000. Within this price range, you can explore the Bajaj Platina, TVS Sport, and Hero Splendor Plus, to name a few. In addition, if you are a performance-oriented buyer with a pocket-friendly budget, check out TVS bikes or any other preferred vehicle on the autoX domain.
So, if you are planning to buy the Hero HF Deluxe, below are a few highlights that you should know. Let’s begin, then!
As mentioned earlier, this Hero commuter bike has a robust frame and engine. The indigenous bike manufacturer has built the HF Deluxe on the tubular double cradle frame, which carries a 97.2cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine with an output of
7.8 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 8.05 Nm at 6,000 rpm. Compared to the BS4 iteration, the current HF Deluxe’s power is reduced by 0.8 bhp.
Further, this engine works in tandem with a four-speed manual transmission. Speaking of the gearbox, the Hero HF Deluxe offers a wet multiplate clutch. It is way better than the conventional dry multiplate clutch. The dry multiplate clutch used to wear and tear quickly, followed by a reduced life span. It used to demand a lot of maintenance, making bikes less reliable, which led to a decline in sales. Due to this, manufacturers shifted to a wet multiplate clutch. Moreover, a multiplate clutch also offers better gear shifts at low and high revs. Overall, they make gear shifts buttery smooth.
The Hero HF Deluxe has a fuel tank capacity of 9.6 liters. That’s where this bike stores its juice. Further, the HF Deluxe’s mileage ranges between 60 km/l and 65 km/l. These figures are as per the feedback given by the owners. But keep in mind that the real-world mileage may still vary with local traffic conditions and individuals’ riding styles.
However, with those impressive mileage figures, you can easily make long trips, even interstate, without having to worry about your running costs. That is why you often find these mileage bikes on interstate trips.
Moreover, thanks to the fuel injection technology (Fi-T) embedded in the BS6 two-wheelers, they are less polluting and more fuel efficient than BS4 engines. For example, an improved fuel supply system allows two-wheelers to outperform BS4 vehicles in terms of mileage. In addition, the Indian central government ordered two-wheeler manufacturers to use Fuel Injection Technology (FiT) in BS6 vehicles. Yes, they made it mandatory, and that is why you’ll see many BS6 two-wheelers have that technology. Enhanced mileage is one advantage. The other advantage is that it gives a linear engine output at all RPMs. It also eases the cold start, unlike the outdated carbureted engine. So, there are several pros to owning a fuel-injected bike.
Now, let’s put this Hero bikes performance aside and move on to the braking and suspension setups on the Hero HF Deluxe.
For starters, let’s talk about the suspension setup. This homegrown commuter bike boasts telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at the front and a swingarm with five-step adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear.
This type of rear suspension has an advantage over non-adjustable suspension. You can adjust the rear suspension based on the road conditions.
It can promise better comfort, handling, and performance than the independent rear suspension. You can also easily do a cornering at high speeds. But that doesn’t mean you do it in traffic, as it can be fatal. However, at the same time, this suspension arrangement can also withstand the bumps usually found on Indian roads. You can make long journeys on this bike, as it won’t let you lament the rideability.
As for the brake setup, the Hero HF Deluxe doesn’t offer disc brakes as an option. It doesn’t even offer a disc-drum setup. Yes, that’s right. It has dual drum brakes. And drum brakes usually don’t offer impressive braking performance like disc brakes. Further, this homegrown bike has single-channel ABS. It misses out on dual-channel ABS, though.
To your knowledge, when dual disc brakes work in tandem with dual channel ABS, they reduce the chances of mishaps during emergency braking as they provide traction to both wheels.
You can access a detailed list of specifications for this bike or any other dream vehicle on the autoX website.
The Hero HF Deluxe has limited, old-school features. Please note that the features mentioned here are from the top variant.
It offers an analogue instrument cluster with a fuel gauge and a low fuel indicator. There are no low engine oil or low battery indicators. Further, it has a pillion seat with footrests and grabrails.
It also has an electric start, exclusive to the top variants. At the same time, this bike also offers Hero’s in-house-developed XSENS Advantage Technology, which incorporates loads of sensors here and there.
As for the illumination, the Hero HF Deluxe has a front halogen light and bulbs as indicators. Moreover, these lights also automatically switch on when you enable the automatic headlights feature.
However, this bike doesn’t offer a USB charging port. There are other bikes in this price range, especially the TVS Radeon that boasts a USB charging port.
Prices and Variants
The homegrown bike manufacturer sells the Hero HF Deluxe in five variants. The Hero HF’s price starts at Rs 56,968 for the base model, the HF 100, and goes up to Rs 67,138 for the top-of-the-line i3S model. All are ex-showroom prices, New Delhi, as of January 2023.
Please note that these prices are subject to change without prior notice to the customer. But don’t worry! You can visit the autoX website to get the latest location-based price list for your dream vehicle.
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