The HF-Deluxe Eco is the more efficient version of the HF-Deluxe which is Hero's 100cc commuter motorcycle. The company says that the new Eco gives a better fuel economy than the HF-Deluxe with enhanced aerodynamics of the motorcycle.
New features on the HF-Deluxe Eco include an electric start, body graphics and a knee grip. While the engineers have lowered the air resistance of the Eco by using 'stylized air foils' and aerodynamically enhanced wing mirrors, the motorcycle also gets low rolling resistance tires. These are the two features that the company claims help the Eco deliver a better fuel efficiency than the outgoing HF-Deluxe.
The HF-Deluxe Eco is powered by the same single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke 97.2 cc engine currently powering the HF-Deluxe. This motor produces 7.8PS at 7,500 rpm and 8.04Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. This mill comes mated to a four-speed transmission.
Underpinning a tubular double cradle chassis, the motorcycle gets telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at the front. The company has equipped the bike with drum brakes- 130mm at the front and 110mm at the rear. The HF-Deluxe Eco improves fuel economy only by the way of enhanced aerodynamics and does not get any additional technological features like the start and stop feature on the new Splendor iSmart. The HF Deluxe Eco is priced at Rs 46,984 (ex-showroom,Delhi)