While there's been no official confirmation about the launch of the facelift, Hero MotoCorp has updated the products section of their official website with details of the new Hero Hunk. The bike is expected to be available in dealerships soon. Overall, the facelifted Hero Hunk retains the same muscular silhouette of the existing Hero Hunk, but gets a range of new paint schemes and new body graphics. There's a new instrument console with analog tachometer, digital speedo and side stand indicator, but the biggest change is that the engine has now been tuned to deliver more power than the earlier version of the same bike.
The new Hunk is powered by the 149.2cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that also does duty in the 150cc stablemate, the Xtreme Sports. The ATFT engine develops 15.6hp at 8500rpm and 13.5Nm of torque at 7,000rpm mated to five-speed transmission. The previous engine used to develop 14.2hp and 12.8Nm of torque.
Apart from the change in the powertrain, the new Hunk comes with new graphics, new instrument cluster with side stand indicators, and Inverted GRS suspension. The motorcycle is available in six colours; Bold Brown, Panther Black, Matte Black, Ebony Grey, Force Silver and Blazing Red.
The new hunk measures 2080mm in length, 765mm in width, 1095mm in height with wheelbase of 1325mm. The motorcycle weighs 130kg and also comes with 163mm of ground clearance. The suspension duties are taken care of by telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at front while rear gets swing arm with five-step adjustable inverted gas reservoir suspension. A 240mm disc brake for front tyre is standard while a 220mm disc for rear tyre is optional.
The Hero Hunk facelift has been quietly launched by Hero MotoCorp at ₹69,725 for the single disc brake variant. A variant with disc brakes both at front and rear is also available at ₹72,825.