Hero (Honda) CD Deluxe : Ownership review — Team-BHP

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Hero Honda CD 100 SS

Hero (Honda) CD Deluxe. review

Hero (Honda) CD Ownership review

Pre purchase and analysis — Commuting to by local train and bus took though I do not dislike it. My Dad had always me to buy me a bike when I would 18. He had promised me since childhood and me though I did not really want one as a student I am still on pocket and did not want to waste much.

I delaying it until he scolded me for rushing to college in a hurry. So I down to searching used by Hero Honda and Honda . He has had a time facing engine with a Bajaj Caliber, it served well for 8 years, which he again had a harrowing for the 3 years with a Royal Bullet Electra. Thereafter he has happy with a Hero Glamour since 5 years. TVS etc were a complete no.

I found a RX 100 but it was poorly maintained and had pathetic We saw a CD 100 SS and dad literally scolded me to stop these cheap selling that were having than three — owners and were at the end of their cycle.

Note that I did not how to ride a bike until . I was only familiar with a However Dad refused to purchase an / Dio as according to him, ‘ are for girls and bikes are for boys Period.

Also I am on the shorter at 5’4 and of a lean built, new to all ths it was not possible to even hold the HH I was struggling to use the stand and move it It was too heavy for me and I had difficulty reaching the

Budget was not a constraint but height

My criteria thus was narrowed to:

A efficient, Jap, light commuter bike that decent enough for a collegian.

1) So my was set on a Honda CB TWISTER . More so reading fellow BHPian review. But a visit to Om Sai Honda, Mumbai and I was appalled. They did not a Twister at the time.

I had to check the height of a parked bike in the which was not even theirs!

It was a tad for me so balancing had become difficult. I had to let it go.

2) I had to choose between a HH Splendor and HH CD The latter looked definitely and was 6000/- cheaper at on road It had alloys and electric start and I had good reviews about it.

My was set on the Twister but had to settle for this.

I had fellow BHPian Gansan’s on his Splendor which affirmed my to go for Hero Honda for its low maintenance and reliability. However it was too bland for my with its boxy though styling. Not that CD Deluxe is a turner but looks a notch with more cuts and a fascia though understated in to the Twister which is slightly I feel.

Purchasing experience

I was not with Fortpoint, Mahim they were better Ishna Motors, Andheri I got a complete cold treatment. had not even stocked the bike its out of production. Both were to purchase the Passion Pro which I did not

Most customers were flocking to see the Impulse which was launched. For reasons unknown, due to lesser demand in Mumbai, the was delivered more than 2 after full payment. I was given 2 colour options out of 6.

So settled for black with graphics. They forced us to some cheap after fittings for additional 1800/- included pathetic low grade covers, a cheap seat and an option of choosing between a helmet or Studds Luggage box. I chose the side box to its practicality — it also the puny looks to an extent.

The has 4 variants — alloy and non version with electric and start versions. T he on road for the top variant was 53,000/-

DESIGN There is a certain old school bike flair to it which me. Its a non offensive looker and is not overdone. that its based on the CD 100 and Splendor it looks definitely better.

A to please across all generations. Honda usually does not its commuter bike range in

AT 113 kilos, it’s a light

Viewed head on the front and overall silhouette resembles and is shared by the New Dream Yuga which has been derived the same, and that of the Honda

Graphics look boring and so the colour scheme. Silver would look better or a black with logo. Honda Unicorn)

I like the recess in the fuel tank.

The handle is a complete integrated unlike ugly steel in the Splendor.

The rear tail cluster has concentric circles look decent at night and a tad However from rear the looks very tiny a bicycle and so the studds side enhances the look by adding

Turn indicators have a cut to it and ate edges unlike straight in the Splendor.

Alloys definitely add to the The bike has a low stance, almost seat.

Side mirrors cheap but is durable. Chrome has used in the right manner at the places. They look above the exhaust.

Overall I Honda’s eye for detail in graphics, accessories, mirrors etc. from that there is much to differentiate in the design of the ranges of the 2 companies.

Guys, suggest me a good seat that is animal proof. I have the horrible velvet cover which though is is ugly. It does not leave any marks. Anything else and its by scratch marks of stray Every morning its a pain to off cat hair!

Bike cover not help.

OVERALL BUILD — — For the price, acceptable. Fit and finish is neat. The is well put together. I do not appreciate the quality as it looks slightly compared to the competition. Plastic is average.

Can get scratched easily but is wearing. I suspect the metal of some parts such as the handle and exhaust as it has mildly to rust. That’s probably of the exposure to saline environments as I close to the sea.

ENGINE AND — — It’s about 6 — 7 months I know how to ride a bike. But I that Hero Honda amazing engines. The 100 cc — 8 bhp is smooth and trouble free. is linear.

Pick up is quick in compared to bikes form segment owing to its light It responds well. Do not know the technical details or am familiar it. But no complaints.

The 4 speed gearbox has precise but the first gear is too short, a bit and sounds clunky when shifting to 2nd. Neutral is The bike feels free at 3rd onwards and is noticably silent and

There is a sweet buzzing until 65 — 70 kph. The struggles to go beyond 75 — 80 kph at one notices the engines small print.

In early mornings a start and about a minute of makes it good for the day . I do face issues with the electric which has cropped up recently.

Hero Honda CD 100 SS

AND HANDLING — — is good. One sits upright on the Ergonomically it is fine for my 5’4 frame. Its easy to maneuver corners, narrow spaces and

The ride quality is the second to complain about. Its too firm and I had to come to terms with back pain.

The bike has a adjustable rear suspension that is designed for a single or occupants. Single adjustment is on the side which is also than the double which is stiff. On smooth roads it is But on potholes and bad roads the bike stable, makes crashing

This has taken a toll on my I do complain like a 80 year old .

This is the sole and only of an entry level bike and me of my energy over long Bajaj bikes have ride quality.

The MRF Zapper lack grip to aid efficiency. are prone to punctures. The rear of the tends to tailspin in sharp and in some turnings for which I to carefully slow down.

But I like the stability of the bike . Its planted on the road on a straight

Performance is hampered with a Bike becomes unstable and low. Best suited for use.

BRAKING — not have discs. They are okay. Rear brake is confident inspiring than the ones which causes the to shake if done so suddenly.

— Factory adjusted are weak. They spread and the high beam goes the trees. Electricals are otherwise


SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE I did my first servicing at 750 kms, and was they slapped me a 750/- for a supposed free charge. includes washing and servicing, oil change and a request to get rid of the pathetic lock system that to my woes. There was a long My bike was delivered a day later and I it being dusty, greasy and

My 2nd service is long due. The has covered 2500 kms now. I to do so at a local mech or another HH



who mostly buy this bike buy it for fuel efficiency. And its good. My commute to and fro is about 28 kms. A or about 1.2 litres of petrol me about 70 — 75 kms. roughly around 58 — 63

Anything less and I will be There was a times when I rode the bike on reserve the meter almost empty, yet I a decent 15 km till the next pump.

[B ]TO SUM IT UP — I had to buy this only I could not ride a heavier or bike. Nonetheless, this grew on me, and I love it. There are looking bikes much like the Platina — reliability I do not know.

The CD Deluxe is not a common commuter bike on the and that’s what differentiates it. a HH, it’s a fill it forget it it no nonsense bike . Service and is long and poor. But the product is and easy on maintenance for the lay man.

A buy for the regular college going

At the time of purchase the bike was a Hero Honda. (Which I — A look at the website and rechristened to the HF Deluxe. Ew. Mostly Honda owns the trademark to the CD.

Friends, please give me suggestions to enhance the bike in any I prefer maintaining it in stock but minimal changes will add a touch.

Hero Honda CD 100 SS
Hero Honda CD 100 SS
Hero Honda CD 100 SS
Hero Honda CD 100 SS
Hero Honda CD 100 SS
Hero Honda CD 100 SS
Hero Honda CD 100 SS
Hero Honda CD 100 SS
Hero Honda CD 100 SS
Hero Honda CD 100 SS

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