Hero MotoCorp has silently launched the HF Deluxe i3S in India at a price of Rs 46,630, ex-showroom, Delhi for the Self-start version. The Hero HF Deluxe i3S's on road price in Delhi is Rs 53,362. According to the company's official Indian website, the motorcycle will be available in two versions, however, one of the dealers in Delhi has confirmed that the HF Deluxe i3S is offered with only one variant, i.e; Self-start. We expect the base version with Kick-start is likely to be priced at Rs 42,000, ex-showroom, Delhi, whenever it is made available.
The new Hero HF Deluxe i3S is powered by a 97.2 cc air-cooled, four-stroke single cylinder engine that generates 8.24 hp of power at 8,000 rpm and 8.05 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm and is paired to a four-speed transmission. The same engine also powers the standard HF Deluxe. The engine of the i3S motorcycle features i3S technology, which helps save fuel as it is equipped with a start-stop system which shuts the engine while idle and switches on when the riders pull the clutch.
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The motorcycle is also equipped with telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at the front and a swing arm with two step adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear axle. Dimensionally, the Hero HF Deluxe i3S measures 1,965 mm in length, 720 mm in width, 1,045 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1,235 mm. The motorcycle stands above the ground at 165 mm and has a kerb weight of 107 kg for the base version and 110 kg for the top variant. The new Hero HF Deluxe i3S also features body graphics with i3S logo, AHO (Auto Headlamp On) and 18-inch wheels.