Hi, I am Dinesh from Chennai and I am a mechanical Engineer technically. This review is very special for me since it is my first review about my first bike. I will try to keep it as simple as possible. The entire review is purely based on my own experience with my Hunk.

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Early Bike Experience

It’s all started with TVS Champ when I was in 3rd grade. Then followed by TVS SuzukiI Max-R 100, TVS Victor, Hero Honda Splendor (old tri colour stripes) simultaneously with Bajaj Discover first model. And now I am with my Mighty Hunk.

Selection Phase

It is quite obvious from my early experience that I have never rode any powerful cylinders before. Soon the time came for me to buy my first Bike in my own salary. But I was much confused which bike should I buy, which bike would suite for me, for my needs, etc… Since there are plenty of bikes available in the market.

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My initial choice was Hero Honda Karizma ZMR. But then I thought it was not wise to jump directly from 100CC bikes to 220CC bikes without having any experience in higher CC bikes. So I settled myself with midrange 150CC bike. I didn’t except any advanced technology in the bike, all I needed is, the bike should satisfy my needs.

Why Hunk?

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Soon after lot of research I came down to,

  • Hunk / CBZ
  • Fz
  • Apache 160

But my requirements were very clear. “I need a bike which has good performance, low maintenance, good mileage, good engine refinement, and good look ”. In short I need a complete package. I dint go for Unicorn since it looks pure commuter and lacks power. So I ended up with Hunk/CBZ. Both the bikes has good mileage, comfort, less maintenance, good look.

After riding CBZ I felt the comfort level and turning ability is better in Hunk than CBZ along with better mileage Moreover Hunk looks bigger in size and the masculine appearance really attracted me. I’m 6feet tall and I really wanted a big bike. After lot of R&D for two months I booked Hunk Ebony Grey and I was very particular in that colour. So I had to wait for 6 months for getting that colour and finally arrived on December 2011.

Break-In Period

Break-in Period is like; let’s say Childhood stage, where it needs utmost care and guidance. I kept my bike under 45km/hr for 500km then under 55 km/hr for 1500km. While shifting the gears I always raise the engine a bit then I shift the gear. I also followed smooth throttling and I tried to avoid unnecessary braking.

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But unexpectedly for the first few hundred kilometers, I felt like I have made a wrong choice. The gear shifting was hard, not a good mileage (40-45 almost same as FZ’s), vibration problem, most importantly poor pickup. My expectation about Hunk was teared apart. I felt like there was no hope. The only satisfaction is the look.

The bike looked really big and tank shoulder adds more beauty. I also felt good about the sportive seating position with elevated handle bar. When I approached few Hunk owners about the poor performance, they told me “ Be patient, wait until 3000KM or so and then look for the improvement”. But without much hope I continued to first service.

Those Magical Moments

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To my surprise, those magical moments happened. My Hunk was getting better and better with each service. It surprised me with its performance with each day passes by. The gear shifting became smooth, pickup improved a lot. Good mileage. No vibration at high speed. I felt like I have got my breath back. The actual performance was attained 5000KM onwards. And now I am very proud that I have made the best choice in my life so far.

Performance (9/10)

The heart is borrowed from CB Unicorn with slightly tuned for more power and speed. The Engine is more silent and really defines the meaning of butter smooth. The bike has got wonderful low end torque which makes this bike a lot quicker and has good pickup due to shorter gear ratio. One can really feel the torque rushing through the piston and you will feel like you have been pulled by a strong force along with the bike.

The throttle response is very good, of course only behind Apache. Though I never tested the top speed, once I reached 105Km/hr with pillion; still I can feel there is more power and torque left in the cylinder ready to rush through the piston and waiting for my throttle but the road limits it. But frankly I never needed those fancy numbers, so called ‘top speed’ since iam not at all going to be in track.

Handling (8.5/10)

The handling so far I felt is really good. The cornering is very comfortable and easy, Suspension is really good and doesn’t reveal you the real hardness of the road. The turning ability is really good and is one of the most admiring things in this bike. The Center of Gravity is well balanced that, while hard braking, the bike stops at straight line without any wobbling.

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Even one can ride really slow, say 2 km/hr without balancing with their legs and it is really helpful in traffic. Since the bike is heavy, it makes the bike more stable at high speed. I was wondering how these Hero Honda guys were able to achieve such a good handling & comfort without having any mono suspension or wider tyres.

Comfort (9/10)

When comes comfort, the bike really scores well. This bike is really comfortable for long and short trips. Even at 100km/hr, this bike doesn’t vibrate much and it is rock solid. I went one step further to test how far it is solid at high speed. I took both my hands off from the handle bar when I was going at 97km/hr (without pillion), believe me, the bike kept a strict straight line travel without dragging to the either sides.

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Right from 0 till 100 this bike is rock solid. Most of the time I felt like I am going in a car. The seating position is in between sportive and commuterish but with elevated handle bar which makes the ride really comfortable. The tank shoulder doesn’t bother my knees though I am 6 feet tall. Regarding vibration, I feel tuning fork vibration at 50-60km/h and at 100+ km/h.

Mileage (8.5/10)

Here comes the million dollar question; What is the Mileage of this bike? For my riding style iam getting on an average of55-60 km/lit in highways ( < 80km/hr) and 47-50 km/lit inside city ( <70km/hr) and 50-55km/l with mixed ride. I am very much satisfied with the mileage it is delivering. Its all depend on the break-in period and riding style. For the pure mileage concern, riding in-between 50-55 kmph would be ideal for this bike.

Look (9/10)

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Well, this is purely my opinion. This bike is designed in Italy. It looks really big and bulkier. Tank shoulder and headlight visor arrangement is much attractive. Mine is a digital-LED version and it really looks cool. Many feels that rear portion doesn’t look great, but in my opinion, Hero Honda tried to give the bike a bull look and that’s why they have considered projected tail which looks overall good.

Pros

  • Excellent in all departments.
  • Good low end torque and initial pickup
  • It has one of the best Engine transmission systems in its class to achieve performance as much as closer to the theoretical value.
  • Very comfortable for both short and long rides.
  • Very stable at high speed.
  • Weight is well balanced which helps in braking.
  • Good throttle response and good acceleration due to shorter gear ratio.
  • Butter smooth and silent engine & smooth gear box.
  • Comfortable for pillion rider.

Cons

Just like two sides of a coin, I felt there are few things that can be still improved.

  • As a typical for hero honda, had to change my headlight bulb and Horn for the betterment.
  • My bike has no Kick option. Hence when I took my bike after a month or so, the battery drains and I got to push and start my bike. But the new Hunk has Kick start and is very useful.
  • Paint quality is not much admirable. My paint coating in the engine has peeled off at some places within a year

Conclusion

The above said facts and ratings are purely based on my personal experience with my Hunk. I would say my bike is performing exceptionally well. Most owners would agree with this except for mileage which may differ. If someone comes and asks me “how is the Bike.?”.

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I would proudly handover the keys and let them feel the awesome experience. Never judge this bike through the theoretical figures, but how far the engine spec is achieved in reality is the major concern. In a nutshell, If you are looking for a good all-rounder (at least 8.5/10), then this is the bike for you.

This review might be long, but I tried my best to express everything in word so that reader may get complete detail about this bike. Based upon the feedback received during my bike selection phase I would say, “Hunk: One Of The Most Under Ratted Bikes In India”.

Some Useful Tips

  • Always wear helmet. Please remember being stylish is not so important than being Safe. I know a guy who lost his life while riding just at 30km/h.
  • Maintain correct tyre pressure. This plays major role in reducing vibration, mileage, tyre life, acceleration and comfort.
  • Take good care of your bike. Spend some time in cleaning your bike. I used to clean for nearly 3 hours.
  • Always warm-up your bike in the morning before taking rides. Its simple and effective but most of us don’t follow or aware of it.
  • Check the engine oil quality and quantity periodically. It plays major role in keeping Engine and other mechanical systems healthier.

Regards,
Dinesh


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  • Arunkumar

    Hi Dinesh, Im very happy to see your review. The review was crip, clear and was to the point. But I am a bit unsatisfied with my X-Treme, hope you recognise me, I have given a review on my Hero X-Treme, two months ago. Where do you stay in Chennai? Which service center do you approach to for services? How is the service rendered there? I experience some vibrations around 4000 RPM. The service center guys are not even ready to accept my complaint and they are just taking me classes. I reach Mohana motors, Velachery for service.

    • Dinesh

      Hi Arun, yea i remember you.
      i always do service from Southern auto near nandanam. iam pretty much satisfied. vibration prob will persist , but will get almost clear after running for 5000+ Km. but no chance for vibration at high speed.:)

      • Arun

        Hi Dinesh,
        I want to share something with you. I used the hear the valve sound before the second service. Hence I requested the service personnel to fix this issue and they did it and the valves were tightened. But all the troubles started after. There were more virbations, poor pick-up and poor mileage as low as 40 kmpl….I am still unable to fix it. I am riding the bike with the vibrations still. Do you have any idea what would it be? My personal mechanic says that the service center personnel should have tightened the valves more than the optimal levels. I have another doubt too. Does adjusting the clutch cable affect the gear shifting charateristics? Because I could sense change in gear shifting after the clutch cable was adjusted.

    • vishnu.r

      i too have this problem,my bike vibrates after 4000 rpm even in top gear.feels like i am riding my bike without changing the gears……………..

  • AJITH

    hi boss. its cool and superb.. u expressed all, that in my heart..
    i too having hunk, good and perfect..

    • Dinesh

      Thank you 🙂

  • J K

    Nice review and cool photos bro 🙂

    • Thank you.:)

    • Dinesh

      Thank you:)

  • Dinesh

    True indeed:)

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  • Hi arun,
    Regarding valve tightening, what you are referring is valve tappet adjustment. you can hear a different tuk, tuk sound along with the normal engine sound. this is more audible at higher rpm.As far as i know valve tappet adjustment plays major role in vibration only.Between what kind of vibration you are referring to.? handlebar.? foot reat.? or whole engine along with tha bike ? i informed ASC twice and finally it got adjusted, that means there is no sound. how much KMs you have done..?
    below check whether you have ensured the following
    1. Air pressure. i follow 25 & 35 psi for single.
    2. Engine oil quality and also quantity.
    3.How do calculate mileage.? reserve to reserve.?
    4.Check whether engine is mounted firmly on the chassis. this also causes vibration.?
    5.MOST IMPORTANT, GO FOR LONG RIDE WHERE YOU CAN MAINTAIN STEADY SPEED. ride at 50-70 constantly for atleast 10-15KM. the only possible way is to take the highway. i used to take long route especially highways at the early stage (2000+kms) for this particular reason.Just by riding inside the city alone you cannot have a healthier engine. in city you cant go beyond 60 continuously. the engine should be trained for all the conditions. so go for long ride.My personnel experience.!
    As far as i know, clutch cable adjustment will not have any effect on gear shifting smoothness.
    I think your bike is a new one. you have to run for atleast 4000KM+ to get settle down.

    • Arunkumar

      Hi Dinesh, thanks for the response. For the question of kind of vibration, I did not have any obvious vibrations before the bike was adjusted for tappet settings. But now, I sense the vibrations on the handlebar, under the seat and on the brake pedal but these were not available before the tappet adjustment. Before the adjustment, I felt some minor vibrations, but were very negligible and did not interrupt my pleasure. My bike has run more than 4000 kms and should be approximately 4150 kms when I write this message to you. I took the bike to the ASC and directly complained it to the SC manager, since my personal mechanic advised me to take it to the SC and have the settings checked again, the manager paid attention to my complaint, but did not accept it, and he explained everything was alright after he took my bike for a test ride. He did every thing to convince me. I feel a vibrating sound around the headlight on 4000 RPM @ 5th gear, at 3000 RPM @ 2nd gear and vice versa. The same range applies for the vibrations too. Im feeling unsatisfied to ride my bike nowadays. As per the service manual, engine oil was changed at the first service and shall be changed again at 6000 kms at third service. I dont think even oil change should be a cause. My engine use to run 200 kms a week since I ride 40 kms a day. How is the service rendered at Southern motors, Nandanam? Because if you commend them, I would take my bike for check-up. But I am not sure whether or not they would accept the bike since it was serviced at a different branch….

    • Arunkumar

      Dinesh, there is also another question from me. Does tightening of the valves beyond the optimal levels cause less mileage and pick-up (performance)?

      • Hi arun
        Any service center should accept our bike. thats their job. iam satisfied with southern auto. when i told first time to adjust the tappet, they dint completely. just the sound was reduced a bit. but second time i complained like ” the valve tappet needs adjustment and more tuk tuk sound is comming. even the whole engine is vibrating. i cant even ride beyond 45″. i pretty much exaggerated few things. then they did perfect adjustment. tell them that the whole engine itself vibrating.
        Tappet sound will lead to more vibration, but iam not sure whether they will reduce performance. because on that time also my bike pickup and mileage dint drop.
        Try change your engine oil again. but use the recommended one only(hero honda oil) atleast for 10000 kns.I felt lot of difference after changing the oil. low quantity of oil also leads to insufficient lubrication. check whether your oil is dark ash in colour or golden in colour. if dark ash, then definitely you have to change the oil. may be in your bike, the bur formation is more.
        and please go for long ride. definitely you will feel the difference.
        did you check tyre pressure. too much will lead to more vibration.

  • Mahesh

    Hi Dinesh..! I would like to know which bulb you’re using for your headlight.. Please do reply..!

    • Dinesh

      Philips blue vision or osram cool blue.
      but both are aesthetic upgrade.

      • best one is osram night racer 35W.

  • Ashis

    Best pics of Hunk till now and a very honest review, though the vibes and mileage vary with each bike. Great write up dude.

  • sorry typo error. Thanks.

  • Ravi

    Awesome Review Dinesh….And Yup HUNK Is the Best 150cc Bike 🙂

  • Visakh

    Hai Brother I ‘m from Thiruvananthapuram. satisfying review Dinesh. My Hunk completed 14000 km. I always ride between 40-50 km/Hr. My mileage is 48. Every day I ride 15 km. Is the mileage good or not ? What is the servicing period of Hunk ? Is it 2000 km or 2500 km or 3 months ?

    • Hi visakh,
      for your daily riding KMs, it is good, normally the more shorter you ride, the lesser will be the mileage. i assume your daily trip covers 7+7. between,is it inside city with much traffic..??
      for servicing, its enough to maintain 3000km mark. but i hope, you cant complete 3000km within 3months. so in that case you can do service in 3 months, if we follow the instruction in manual, its fair enough.

    • and one more thing, riding really slow will not improve mileage and acceleration. you should atleast drive at 45+ kmph

    • Visakh

      Please… give an answer Bro

  • Dinesh

    I replied long time back.its getting lots of time to admin approval

  • Dinesh

    I replied long time back.its taking lots of time for admin approval

  • true

    One thing i dont agree about this review. The hunk pillion seat is very tall, so it is difficult for pillion to climb onto seat. Also, hunk pillion seat is very narrow, not very comfortable.

    Gs150r pillion seat is also tall, so difficult for pillion to climb onto seat. But Gs150r pillion seat is wide, so once pillion sits, then it is comfortable.

    • yes its narrow and bit elevated. but the suspension works like magic when pillion is on.A pillion can get complete comfort only in Thunder bird where you will have support for the back. other bikes cannot give complete comfort. But Hunk’s dual GRS comes into picture with pillion. this is one of the pros over mono suspension which is more comfortable for rider than pillion.

  • Visakh

    Thank you Dinesh.
    Is there a whistle sound coming from the suspension in any Hunks ? How can we overcome it ?

  • Visakh

    Can you suggest me a good battery for my Hunk ? I have only Self Start .

  • Visakh,
    sorry man, i have never came across any such noise from suspension. if so that could be corrected by adjusting it. ASC guys will do during service,

    For battery, i always prefer Exide battery, but amaron is also good. always go for recommended power. since i dont have much knowledge in electrical dept, i cannot advice you in upgrading the battery power from the stock one.
    But anyway, i will check and confirm about upgrading the power.

  • Visakh

    Hai Dinesh
    Next week I’ll go to service my Hunk. I have completed 15000 kms. What are the things that need my attention? Hope you reply soon.

  • Dinesh

    Hi Visakh,

    Hope you are in paid service.
    we cant do much. whatever you say, ASC guys will not do anything special.
    Just say normal service, and if you have any specific issue like battery prob, address it. other than that it is not possible to know what they have done.

  • vishnu.r

    I too have same problem,my hunk starts to vibrate after 4000rpm in top gear.It achieves 48-49KM/H frm 4000rpm in top gear.If ride it beyond 50KM/H feels like the gears are not changed….

  • Dinesh

    @Vishnu There are lot of thing needs to be considered while deciding the performance of the bike. Merely the CC of the bike alone doesnt decide the overall performance, but right from the piston design(length), gear train ratio,chain design, sprocket and so on. but CC plays major role since it the power house. But how far engineers are utilizing the available power and torque for designing bike is a real challenge. Normally if you see a spec 4:1 for 1st gear , then the engine make 4 rotation and the driven gear makes 1 rotation. this will increase torque availability and give a punch for better acceleration. so the engine will do more work. on the other hand, if that ratio is 3:1 then the engine is doing comparatively lesser work hence drop in torque and so the acceleration. but we can say this engine is a bit relaxed one. but on top gear, the ratio will become, say for Eg. 1:1.5, for every 1 rotation of engine the driven gear rotates 1.5 rotation. this makes bike go faster(top speed).

  • rahul

    Any bad effects on engine if I change k&n air filter for hero hunk???????????????????????????????????????????,,,??????????????,??,,

    • Dinesh

      sorry rahul….i dont have any exp with K&N……..

      but i heard its waste of money and might have some adverse effect.

  • kiran

    Dinesh,this is one of the best review I have ever read … complete description… good job and pics are amazingly beautiful.. I am planing to buy a 150 CC bike and trust me I am super confused like many. First choice fz16 great looks amazing handling almost checks all the boxes but misses mileage…. and high maintenance cost as part are pricey… second choice pulsar 150 CC decent mileage of 50 and good looks .. company claims it as no 1 sports bike but bajaj is still not a able figure out that this bike has foot rest saddles like commuter bikes…
    This is only thing which made to look for other bike with good foot rest saddles like sports bike… this though made me look at Apache 160 rtr everything is just perfect I would still lived with some weird looks but I can’t bear back pain… and this bike is too short.. In mean while NS started ruling my heart and it was getting difficult to get out of NS ….. then! When I thought of increasing fuel price … one bike strikes in mind which is called as hunk. one bike among all other bikes in india in 150 segment which check all the boxes is definitely HUNK.
    Not to forget hunk comes with sporty foot rest saddle……

    Thanks for reading ……

    This is right choice for mango man of india…

  • Dinesh

    Hi Kiran
    Thank you very much.
    Yes, whatever you explained is 100% true.
    Fz is a great bike but comparing the mileage for 13.6PS & 14Nm, it is too low.
    Hunk is an ideal choice if one is looking for overall package.
    and i love the rider foot rest position in Hunk.

  • vishnu sankar

    my friends are telling new model hunk is a failure model. and unicorn is best pls tell something.. i think you will have a old model…

    • Dinesh

      Plz ask them to define ‘failure’..!!!

  • Bharath Jeeva

    hello,
    i wish to buy Hero Hunk. need some idea about it
    1. Is hero providing all spares for Hunk… ? any prob with spare ?
    2. my friends telling that HH Hunk is good but not Hero hunk ….is that true ?
    3. i have suggestion like Honda unicorn, Yamaha SZ-R, Hero Hunk …which should i go…
    Like “Comfort is first priority and then comes engine power, stable, performance, mileage is last consideration”
    4. is there any other bike i can go with. ??

    Note: Daily ride to office 30 kms(up & down), weekends long trip with family & friends 100+ kms..
    kindly consider this also while your suggesting…..
    looking forward for your valuable advise.

    Regards,
    Bharath Jeeva

    • dinesh

      Hi jeeva..!!
      ans:
      1. yes hero is providing the spares for hunk as before.
      2. Noo, its just the wrong thought that hero honda is best not hero. both the hunks have same tech and spares.
      3. Below are in decreasing order from good to poor.
      comfort: unicorn->Hunk->SZ-R(if pillion is included Hunk is better than Unicorn due to dual shock absorber in rear)
      Power-FZ=Hunk(though technically FZ has higher power, both bikes shows its aggressiveness in different rpm)->unicorn
      Performance-F->Hunk->Unicorn
      Stable-Hunk->Unicorn->Fz
      Handling-F(1st in its class)->Hunk->Unicorn
      Mileage-Unicorn->Hunk=SZ-R->FZ(last in its class)
      Maintenance-HUNK=Unicorn->FZ
      4. If you ask me, if you need a great alrounder go for HUNK, otherwise FZ will be a good choice if mileageis not your concern.
      i chose HUNK because it is a great alrounder, you will have everything @ Very good level unlike other bike whichis excellent in few aspects and very poor in other aspects.
      I dint choose unicorn because of low power and more commuter style when compared to hunk.
      5. If long drive is your concern(it seems its important in your case), HUNK->Unicorn(since with pillion Hunk is better due to dual rear shocks, especially for tourers)

      i hope ihaveclarified you. if you still have doubts let me know in the comments.

  • shylesh

    I studied bike only for taking license. Twice or thrice i took bike.Do u recommend this bike to me…?

    • dinesh

      You know one thing, though i know to ride a bike, i learned to drive in chennai traffic with this bike only.before that i never rode bike in traffic.

  • afzal

    hi dinesh ..ur awesome man .thank for d review
    I need to ask u a question ..what is resale value of hunk 2014 and its mileage ?…many say that mileage is too low .and it gradually decreases ?..is it true ?..can u help me out ?..anyone please !..I appreciate ur replies guyz …

  • dinesh

    Hi afzal…!! Resale valve iam not sure man. Unicorn comes first in resale and then hunk and then rest of the bikes.
    What you heard about mileage is totally wrong. for first two or three service the bike will give you ‘ok’ kind of performance and mileage. but it increases with time. now iam done 25000KMs and i feel still my bike is new in terms performance and mileage. iam getting 55km if the traffice is less and 50 in case of more traffic and 2014 hunk is NOT an exception.
    HERO IS STILL USING HOND’S TECH AND THEY CAN USE TILL 2017. And evenbefore hero was using only the techs, the spares was produced by hero , not honda and still they continues..

  • dinesh

    Regarding a general confusion of Oil….Here is my conclusion after a very long research and experience:
    Donot change to other grade oil other than the company recommended.10W30.
    you can use other brands(though i wouldnt recommend) but not other grades. hero oil is the best. our bike is designed for that oil only.

  • Shahriar

    Dear Mr. Dinesh
    Can you please explain regarding the vibrations of your hunk. I used to have CBZX which used to vibrate from 4000 rpm till the end of the rpm range. (mainly in handlebar & footpegs)
    At which rpm your hunk vibrates? please let me know even if there is a little hint of vibration in any range of rpm since i have decided to purchase this.

    Regards
    SHahriar

    • Dinesh

      shahriar,
      Vibration is a very common in any bike. this vibrates @ 45-55km/hr, after that for every throttle you give, the bike becomes more stable. at high this bike is rock solid.
      donot consider vibration in this bike. it will be very negligible. proper servicing and changing of oil will solve this issue.

      • Shahriar

        thanks for your reply

      • Shahriar

        Bro bought the Hero Hunk marine green color 🙂
        Done 400kms till now. Engine feels rough, very rough, In Sha Allah its going to be butter smooth after clocking more kms 🙂

  • Dinesh

    may be problem with engine oi quantity. check after second service or so

  • Bhaskar

    HI Dinesh Bro,

    Excellent review. Decided to buy Hunk after reading your review. But got small doubt HH Hunk or H Hunk. What is the difference.Please tell me how to use it in starting stage for better results as I don’t have experience yet. And also tell me exact road price of Hunk.Thank you in advance 🙂

    • Dinesh

      thanks bhaskar,

      Hero and hero honda are same, since they are using the same tech and spares for HUNK. it is a false perception that after get separated, quality is not good. but in actual hero is using the same tech. they have the license till 2017.
      During run in, avoid sudden acceleration and braking. so drive in such a way. till 1000km, <45kmph and 1000-1500 < 50kmph. but while shifting gears rev the engine little bit. i mean when i say little bit, it very small like 200 rpm more for the comfort zone. most importantly drive at constant speed on empty road to improve stability and reduce vib.

      On road price iam not sure. it vary with city. i got itt for 75k in 2010 dec.

  • Remolon Ribier

    Dinesh,

    That was a very good review from you. I am a photo enthusiast I liked all of your photographs. Your perception is unique. I own a Blazing red “Hero” hunk 2013 model and completed 6k KMS. I get on an average 44-48 (depends on the distance) KM/Ltr mileage and on Highways alone I get 52 KM/Ltr(average speed of 65-70 KM/hr). So far I am very satisfied with my hunk and as you pointed out The Headlamps are very dull. Infact I find it very difficult to ride on highways.

    I would appreciate your advice on the right kind of replacement for the stock head lamps. Will HiD fit hunk? Will it drain the battery or harm it on the long run?

    • Dinesh

      going for HID in not advisable for HUNK, since the battery and electrical are not that powerful. try philips city vision and it is a better one. also you can try osram night rider. bulb should be 35W. whatever bulb you change, in highways, if any vehicle is coming opp to you, then you cant see the road. its true for car headlight also. but in dark the lights are outstanding.

    • Dinesh

      soryy i forgot. Thanks for the photo compliment.

      • remolon ribiet

        Thanks dinesh… I would research on Philips… Do u use them? Any issues?

  • Bhaskar

    HI Ribior n Dinesh,

    Would please confirm whether this bike is really worth of buying? Don’t take me wrong. This is my first bike and after all I finalised this. But my friends are suggesting me to go with unicorn but it has plain look which I concerned a lot and FZ only looks nice. So please give me your suggestions and concerns on this bike. And also please let me know the road price of 2013 model. Your answer is much precious for me.

  • Dinesh

    Hi Bhaskar
    This is my first bike too….one of the best available all rounder in the market….if you can wait further, hero xtreme sports may get launched which has more power. otherwise close your eyes and buy it. between you can stretch your budget and buy Karizma R….most value for money

  • SudiptaDas

    Hi Dinesh……!! This is Sudipta from Kolkata, West Bengal. I am also a proud owner of sports red Hunk for the last 5 years. This time my bike has started giving some mechanical problems and each time I have sent this bike to authorized Hero service centre. Problems are wide ranging from engine noise and vibration to wearing of break shoes and many others. I have already changed the clutch plates, master cylinder, break shoes, engine ring, winker assembly, and so on. This must be admitted here that my bike has faced three road accidents already. Anyway, I am planning to buy another Hunk. What do you suggest, should I go for it? Hero guys, being separated from Honda, are really putting their best efforts or not? How to change the head lamp without damaging the contour of the cluster and would you advise to install moon white lamp like Baajaj Pulsar 220f?

    Last but not the least, I must appreciate your article. It reads like an epic. You describe so well with those eye catching pics. Hats off to you man……..

    • DP

      Hi Sudipt,
      thanks for your appreciation. i think your are facing lots of problem with you hunk.
      anyway, since you are planning for a new bike, i think you can wait for the Hero xtreme sports to launch if you are looking for 150CC. it has more power and wider rear tyre. looks good also.
      there is nothing to worry about quality since they are using the same spares as before.
      if you can stretch you budget you can consider karizma brothers.

      white lamp means, projector? if you install projector you will face battery issues unless you ride mostly above 4000rpm. otherwise normal bulb is better. white will not be visible during rain. get Philips city vision 35W.

  • SudiptaDas

    Thanks a lot. Your information will be of much help.

    • DP

      You are welcome:)

  • Rampal

    Hey Dinesh I have heard from many f my frnds that after a certain period hunk starts developing gear related issues!..is it true?