Hero MotoCorp has just launched the 2018 edition of its most affordable motorcycle, better known as HF Dawn. The 2018 Hero HF Dawn is currently available in Orissa only and it has been launched at a price of Rs 37,400 (ex-showroom, Bhubaneshwar). The motorcycle has been reintroduced in the Indian two-wheeler market as it was retired in May last year with the onset of BS-IV emission norms. The 2018 Hero HF Dawn has made its comeback with a sportier styling as this time, the peppy commuter gets a complete blacked out theme and most of the chrome finish has given way to all-black elements. Besides this, the motorcycle gets new graphics this time that makes it look significantly different in comparison to the outgoing model. The 2018 Hero HF Dawn gets its power from the same 97.2cc, single cylinder, air-cooled engine mated to a four-speed gearbox. The carbureted mill is good for producing a maximum power output of 8 hp along with a peak torque of 8 Nm. This time, the engine meets stricter BS-IV emission norms.
The suspension system of the new 2018 Hero HF Dawn comprises of the same conventional telescopic forks for the front along with twin spring shock absorbers for the rear. Braking is done with the help of a 130mm drum brake up front along with a 110mm drum brake at the rear. The motorcycle comes with Automatic Headlamp ON (AHO) feature that had become mandatory in India for all two-wheelers starting April 2017.
The 2018 Hero HF Dawn is the most affordable motorcycle in the company's line up at present. At this price, the motorcycle primarily challenges the likes of Bajaj CT100 B and TVS Sport in the Indian two-wheeler market. The new 2018 model is expected to draw better numbers for the company, all thanks to the revised styling and a tempting price.