The bike features a rectangular multi focal reflector headlight, imparting CD Dawn stylish looks. The bike has simple, yet impressive looks. It comes it several colors which add to the beauty of the female. This cool bike comes in Black with Golden Stripes, Black with Yellow Stripes, Candy Tahitian Blue, Cool Mint Green, Amranth Maroon, Candy Blazing Red and Cloud Silver. The double cradle frame structure of Hero Honda CD Dawn ensures a smooth and stable ride even on bumps and potholed roads. The bike is available in unique suspension, which smoothens and absorbs the bumps on uneven roads and provides riding comfort. The seat height is 805mm which gives a good sitting posture.
The dashboard is provided with analogue speedometer and fuel gauge. The cowl is not added to the machine. The tubular double cradle frame looks sleek and masculine. The engineers at the Hero Honda give it smart cosmetic treatment as they put unique 3-D graphics and knee recesses look awesomely rugged. The stylish muffler protector creates a trendy image. The strongly contoured fuel tank enhances masculine appeal and it provide knee recess which adds to the comfort. Body colored visor blends gracefully with other graphical elements
Multi-reflector taillight gives off warm glows. The seat is wide enough to enable one to sit comfortably.
The Hero Honda CD Dawn can be controlled easily in heavy traffic. The overall height, length and width of Hero Honda CD dawn are 1045mm, 1965mm, 720mm respectively. It has a wheel base of 1230mm and kerb weight is 107kgs. It has a ground clearance of 165mm. Hero Honda CD dawn comes with air-cooled, 4-stroke OHC engine with displacement of 97.2 CC. The engine has a support for single cylinder and the electrical specifications of Hero Honda CD dawn are 12 volts, 35/35W and CDI. Hero Honda CD dawn develops 7.7bhp of peak power at 7500 rpm and generates a torque of 7.55Nm@6000rpm.
The Hero Honda CD dawn is started by kick start. It has 4-speed constant mesh type transmission. The front suspensions in Hero Honda CD dawn include telescopic hydraulic shock absorber and the rear suspension includes swing arm with hydraulic shock absorber. Both the front and rear brakes in Hero Honda CD Dawn are of drum type, 110mm which result in a smooth ride, helping in coping with sudden jerk due to the unkind roads and bumps. Double tubular cradle frame assures stable and steady riding. Strong tubular frame is its another salient body feature.
As per test figures, the bike takes 7.8 seconds for a 0-60 kmph dash while at 0-400m it can achieve in 22.9 seconds. The top speed is 89.3kmph. Braking 60 kmph (meters) 23.
Hero Honda CD Dawn scores just as high as any of its rivals. Tackling the stop-and-go riding nature of crowded city traffic, including idling at traffic lights, the bike delivered 77 kilo metres per litre - so any worse than this will be close to impossible in regular use. The maximum capacity of fuel tank is 10.5 litres and 1.8 litres reserve.
The Hero Honda CD Dawn is available in different eye-catching colours such as black with purple stripes, classy maroon metallic, black with gold stripes, candy blazing red and boon silver metallic. Each colour scheme has distinctive impression. The body colour is sprayed at Hero Honda CD Dawn fuel tank, front fender and side panels. The company and model name stickers are in white colour in every body colour.
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Hero Honda CD Dawn has conventional brakes at both end to provide safety and security to the rider and passenger. The front brake is internal expanding shoe type 130mm while the rear brake is same with 110mm. Hero Honda CD Dawn comes with these standard brakes but ensure efficient braking.
This time Hero Honda CD Dawn has all new suspensions at both end that promises butter smooth riding. The bike has front telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers and it has swing arm with two step adjustable hydraulic shocker at the rear side, with the combined force of the forks, potholes and bad roads seems bed of roses. However, no other bike is coming with rear adjustable shock absorbers in the segment.
Wheels and Tyres
Hero Honda CD Dawn is loaded with long rim and fatter tyres for extra grip on road and performance. The bike has 18 inch long spoke wheels at both sides. Hero Honda CD Dawn comes with front 2.75x18-4PR/42 P and rear tyre 2.75x18-6PR/48 P.
Wheel Base and Controlling
The youngest product in Hero Honda bike range is Hero Honda CD Deluxe, it is priced competitively and loaded with a good number of features. The machine has 1235mm of wheelbase that not very bad, as it is a 100cc commuter bike. In fact the wheelbase plays an important part for vehicles balance and stability. In some ways, it also reduce vibration levels at higher speed.
Hero Honda CD Dawn has got user friendly riding stance with handlebars and seat. The handlebars are upright that allows the rider to have a great grip without tiredness or back pain.
Hero Honda CD Dawn comes with flat, long and wide seat that is regarded most comfortable in the segment. It is the only reason that the bike has got family bike tag. If there is some urgent need, you can also take three passengers at a time including rider.
Hero Honda CD Dawn has been equipped with footpegs and footrest along with rear grab rail. Now it is fitted with 2 step adjustable shocker that shock us immediately and does its duty very well.
As far as the handling, breaking, shockers etc are concerned the bike is excellent. Gear shifting is quite smooth. Its resale value is among the best and its maintenance is among the lowest. It comes with two years of warranty.
Hero Honda CD Dawn's shock absorbers are not so much sturdy and will loosen down if not handled properly and at last you will have to change it totally. Moreover, unlike splendor it doesn't have that pickup or speed even though it has same engine specifications.