14 December 2012 ~ 21 Comments

Hero Hunk

Launched as the Hero Honda Hunk way back in 2007, this is a bike in the 150cc category that is one of the most masculine and heavy bikes in the category. Weighing 146 kg when dry, the latest variant of Hero Hunk comes with a rear disc brake or a rear drum brake. Both these models are equipped with a 149.2cc 4 stroke single cylinder engine that can deliver 14.4 PS power and 12.8 Nm torque.

Hero Hunk Mileage

Hero Hunk Mileage

In comparison, the Hero Achiever – another 150cc bike from Hero can only deliver 13.5 PS of power. Among the bikes we have reviewed, the Hero Hunk is only bettered in power by Apache RTR 160 and Honda CBR 150R that can deliver 15.2 PS and 17.81 PS of power respectively. The Hero Hunk is available at a starting price of Rs. 66,125 ex-showroom from Delhi.

Official Claim

Not too many bikes in the 150cc have a column dedicated to mileage on their brochure. That’s because at this range, people normally stop looking for fuel economy and instead look for power. But with Hero Hunk, the manufacturer has made a special mention of features like low-friction core 2 engine, an advanced microprocessor ignition system fitted with a┬ácarburetor┬ácontrolled variable ignition system that “delivers optimum power, torque and acceleration along with better fuel efficiency”. So what’s the economy like? According to Gaadi.com, Hero Motocorp has claimed a mileage of 65.1 kmpl on the Hunk. Not bad at all considering that the maximum mileage we have come across so far in this category has been 62.4 kmpl offered by the low powered Yamaha SZ-x.

Customer Reviews

Let’s start with the review from IndianDrives. The website compares the Hunk against Yamaha SZ-R and notes that the Hunk may in fact be delivering a lower fuel economy than the Yamaha rival. Unlike official claims, the Hunk is seen to be offering only around 47.2 kmpl mileage on city roads. MaxAbout on the other hand has more positive picture in their review. They report a mileage of between 52-58 kmpl on city roads that can go as high as 60 kmpl on the highways. If this is what you are going to be seeing on your bike, it is seriously good considering we are talking of a 150cc bike here!

WheelMela has a pretty similar report noting an overall mileage of 53 kmpl on the Hunk. IndiaMart quotes the exact same figure. On ProdEase, the Hero Hunk is given an okay rating with respect to fuel consumption although its overall performance is not questioned. They note a fuel efficiency of 49.1 kmpl.

A number of bikers have reviewed the Hunk on BikeAdvice and from their reports, it is evident that the average mileage that one may expect from this 150cc bike is between 45-50 kmpl. There are of course reports of better mileage of even up to 62 kmpl, but they are definitely under extremely favourable conditions and should probably not be considered while looking for city road performance.

To validate this report, let’s also look into user reviews posted on MouthShut. There are over 210 reviews for Hero Hunk (since its Hero Honda days) and the rating from reviewers in the past year has been 4/5 on fuel consumption. Most of these reviewers seem to be insanely in love with their bike. The mileage reported by these users has been consistently between 45-55 kmpl. One user points out that the mileage may not be great in the initial months but should go above the 50 kmpl post the first servicing.

All said and done, this bike appears to be a perfect recommendation for those seeking a combination of good power and good mileage. Should you go for it? Absolutely. Here is a snapshot of mileages reported by the various reviewers.

Source City Mileage (kmpl) Highways (kmpl)
Official 65.1
IndianDrives 47.2
MaxAbout 52-58 60
WheelMela 53
IndiaMart 53
ProdEase 49.1
BikeAdvice 45-50
MouthShut 45-55
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21 Responses to “Hero Hunk”

  1. jithin p s 27 May 2013 at 1:32 pm Permalink

    I’m using hunk by last 3 years. Nd used my bike about 57k kilometers. He s still giving me a consistant mileage of 48 kmpl on city and 55 on highway conditions.

    • ANURAG PANDEY 11 September 2013 at 7:05 am Permalink

      My bike is giving me 35 kmpl mileage

  2. azam 30 May 2013 at 2:15 am Permalink

    bhaiya meri bike 42 km ka mileage kiyon e rhi hai maine 2 mhine pahle liyaa hai…

  3. Hastimal suthar 4 June 2013 at 1:29 pm Permalink

    hero hunk mileage is 53kmpl all around and max speed is last 111 top speed maine 3 manth pahle hi liya ha. all around 77,000/- cash. so every bady can deserv to hunk.

  4. sandeep reddy 14 June 2013 at 2:17 pm Permalink

    I am very happy with my hunk.It is giving 55 mileage for me

  5. sach 23 June 2013 at 10:37 am Permalink

    which is better extreme or hunk ??

  6. yuvaraj 10 July 2013 at 11:05 am Permalink

    Hi guys

    I have a Hero Hunk 2012 model bike and I am very unhappy to have purchased this bike because my bike mileage is only 35 kmpl and also my bike engine is having a problem in head. I think my bike is duplicate. I consulted a Hero dealer in Chennai on Walltax road who have not responded to my query and instead told me that my bike is not covered in the 3 years engine warranty. I don’t know why it is not covered since I had purchased my bike just 1 year back. So please avoid purchasing Hero Hunk.

    • Bhawani Sharma 11 September 2013 at 9:05 am Permalink

      Sir, Please share your telephone number. If you are based in Delhi then we want to invite you for a paid discussion.

  7. Chris Chettiar 15 July 2013 at 12:03 pm Permalink

    After lot of reseach and thinking I purchased Hero Hunk 4-5 months back as it was promising good mileage but so far im getting only 33-35 kmpl. Also there were issues with engine oil leakage and that too three times in just intial 3-4 months. As per the service center this leakage is not covered in warranty and I had to pay all 3 times. Very Bad experience till now. As per my advice don’t go for this junk.

  8. Soumik Mukherjee 16 July 2013 at 11:03 am Permalink

    it’s only one year over my bike is not crossing the speed after 55-60 as per my opinion the engine is shouting when it is in 60 speed i had already contact with authorized service center lot’s of time but they are not able solve this . Specially in hero the after sales service
    is very very bad .Those people who are working over there don’t have any difference between the road side garage shop workers.They are playing with the market reputation .when hero & honda are working together that time also it was not bad .But as per current scenario it totally worst.

  9. ajay 3 September 2013 at 12:17 pm Permalink

    i have also 2011 dual disc hunk and i never got millage40+. ,,regular servicing also..i also fitted petrol saver device but don’t get any positive result….i dont know how so many people got 50+milage…….

  10. Dhurjati Mandal 11 September 2013 at 5:27 pm Permalink

    Hunk is giving me a mileage of 45-48 kmpl on an average. I’m happy with it. I don’t know how you people don’t get mileage!!!

  11. rD 14 October 2013 at 9:14 am Permalink

    Hello friends, I bought this bike on 24 Oct 2012 and I am getting a mileage of up to 35-40kmpl only. After crossing 50 kmph speed, the bike vibrates terribly. I am really disappointed with my decision. Please don’t go for this bike. The looks are good but that alone is not going to satisfy you.

  12. Madan 28 October 2013 at 9:44 am Permalink

    I purchased Hunk a year back. It is giving me a mileage of 30-35 kmpl. Buying this was a very bad decision. Even the Yamaha SZ-R that my friends have is better.

  13. Avinash 30 October 2013 at 5:01 pm Permalink

    Hello Friends

    I am Planning to buy a HUNK. Please tell me how good is its performance. Also please suggest which is a better bike – Apache RTR160 or HUNK?

  14. asar 11 November 2013 at 6:12 pm Permalink

    What’s your average speed?

  15. saju 27 November 2013 at 4:04 am Permalink

    I am very happy. 2012 hunk bike gives me 55-58 kmpl mileage.

  16. madhu 29 November 2013 at 3:57 pm Permalink

    I’m using Hunk for the last 3 years and I have used my bike for about 48500 kilometers. It is still giving me a consistent mileage of 44 kmpl on city and 48 on highway conditions. Max speed 120

  17. Sid 13 December 2013 at 6:15 pm Permalink


    I want to buy a Hero Motocorp Hunk. Please tell me the actual average and the top speed of this bike. Also, does it vibrate? If yes then at what speed?

  18. ABDUL MALIK 7 January 2014 at 9:08 am Permalink

    Dear all,

    This is Abdul Malik from Kota, Rajasthan. I purchased Hero Hunk on 22 Dec 2013, 1 and half month before. I have many problems regarding riding my bike. I told all problems to Hero dealer and service center also but they are not taking any action. I am really disappointed with Hero service. I suggest all to please do not purchase Hero Hunk.

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