Hero MotoCorp has launched the CBS equipped HF Deluxe in India. Hero MotoCorp has christened its CBS tech as Integrated Braking System (iBS) and the safety feature will be seen on all products below 125cc displacement from the company. The motorcycle is listed in three variants on Hero MotoCorp’s website (ex-showroom prices):
- Kick Start Drum Brake Alloy Wheel – INR 40,400
- Kick Start Drum Brake Spoke Wheel – INR 39,400
- Self Start Drum Brake Alloy Wheel – INR 48,100
Apart from the addition of IBS tech and larger drum brakes, there are no changes to the HF Deluxe i3S. The motorcycle deploys the 97.2cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that puts out 8.24 bhp of maximum power at 8,000 rpm and 8.05 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. The engine is paired with a four-speed transmission. With the i3S start/stop system, it is claimed to deliver a fuel economy of 88.24 km/l.
Stopping power comes from 130mm drum brakes that replace the 110mm units and the new setup is claimed to reduce the braking distance. Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at the front perform suspension tasks while at the rear is a two-step adjustable hydraulic unit.
The instrument console features two dials – one for the speedometer and second for the fuel gauge and telltale indicator that also includes a side stand warning. The motorcycle can be purchased in five colour options that include a new paint – Heavy Grey with Black, Candy Blazing Red, Black with Red, Black with Purple and Heavy Grey with Green (New).
In more updates, the company hopes to boost sales in the scooter segment with two new launches this year. The Destini 125 has already arrived while the Maestro Edge 125 will follow in a few weeks. Hero MotoCorp also aims to enhance its sales in the premium motorcycle space. The company has launched the Xtreme 200R at competitive prices in the Indian market and will shortly introduce the Xpulse 200 duo.