2012 Hero Honda CD-Dawn

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Hero Honda launched an improved version of its CD-Down model which is one of the cheapest bikes in its class.

The 2012 Hero Honda CD Dawn comes with a 97.2cc, air cooled, 4 stroke, single cylinder, OHC engine. Compared to the old unit, the new engine received a series of tweaks which raised its power output to 7.7 hp at 7500 rpm and 7.55 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. Power is sent to the wheels through a 4 speed gearbox. Other technical highlights include CDI ignition and handle lock instead of ignition lock.

The ride quality is assured by front telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers and a rear 2-step adjustable hydraulic shock absorber.

As far as design goes, the new Hero Honda CD-Dow can be easily recognized thanks to its new side cover, sporty graphics and the body color front fender.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Hero Honda CD-Down.


Hero Honda CD-Dawn
  • A new engine for better performance.
  • Powerful headlight provides much improved visibility.
  • New and advanced adjustable shock absorbers.
  • Extra-wide seats for extra riding comfort.
  • Padlock provision for theft security.
  • Matte black for style & good looks.
  • Stylish muffler protector.
  • Attractive graphics.

Powerfull Headlight

Hero Honda CD-Dawn

Improved visibility that promises you safe ride home at night.

Adhustable Shock Absorbers

New Advanced adjustable chockers ensure that you don’t get the rude ahocks on the bumpy roads of india.

Extra Wide Seat

Be it a long ride on the bike or Extra load that you nedd to carry, the new wider seat will enhance your riding comfort.

New Engine

Hero Honda CD-Dawn

Enjoy tension free riders with the new improved Engine.

Service Schedule

A breakthrough service package with 2 years/ 30000 kms. warranty period 6 free service benefits up to 12 months.

Free Service Schedule

Hero Honda CD-Dawn
  • 1st Free Service:
    • 500 -750 kms or 365 days from the date of purchase, whichever is earlier.
  • 2nd Free Service:
    • 2500 – 2800 kms or 365 days from the date of purchase, whichever is earlier.
  • 3rd Free Service:
    • 5000 – 5500 kms or 365 days from the date of purchase, whichever is earlier.
  • 4th Free Service:
    • 7000 – 7500 kms or 365 days from the date of purchase, whichever is earlier.
  • 5th Free Service:
    • 9000 – 9500 kms or 365 days from the date of purchase, whichever is earlier.
  • 6th Free Service:
    • 11000 – 11500 kms or 365 days from the date of purchase, whichever is earlier.


Hero Honda CD-Dawn
Engine TypeAir cooled 4 - stroke single cylinder OHC
Displacement97.2 cc
Max. Power5.74 kW ( 7.8 Ps ) at 7500 rpm
Max. Torque0.82 Kg-m ( 8.04 N-m ) @ 4500 rpm
Bore x Stroke50.0 x 49.5 mm
Compression Ratio9.0 :1
StartingKick start
IngnitionDC - Digital CDI
CluchMultiplate wet
Gear box4 Speed constant mesh
Chassis TypeTubular double cradle frame
Suspension FrontTelescopic hydraulic shock absorbers
Suspension RearSwing arm with 2 step adjustable hydraulic shock absorber
Front BrakeInternal expanding shoe type ( 130 mm ) Non -asbestoes type
Rear Brake DiscInternal expanding shoe type ( 110 mm ) Non -asbestoes type
Rim Size Front18 x 1.6 Spoke wheels
Rim Size Rear18 x 1.6 Spoke wheels
Tyre Size Front2.75 x 18 - 4 PR / 42 P
Tyre Size Rear2.75 x 18 - 6 PR/ 48 P
Battery12 V -2.5 Ah
Head Light12V - 35/35W ( Halogen bulb ) , Round MF
Tail Stop LampR 12V - 5 / 21 W - MFR
Turn Signal Lamp12V - 10W x 4 nos – MFR
Length1965 mm
Width720 mm
Height1045 mm
Wheelbase1235 mm
Saddle Height805 mm
Ground Clearance165 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity10.5 Ltrs
Reserve1.8 Ltrs
Kerb WeightKick 109 kgs.


Hero Honda CD-Dawn

Infibeam ---- "Hero Honda CD Dawn is a beginner’s bike well tested on Indian roads and proven in city conditions. Hero Honda CD Dawn is a no-nonsense bike that’s all about price and utility."

Bikeadvice ---- "Hero Honda’s long-running 100cc machines still sell well enough! Why not? Take the CD-Dawn as a standing example, the CD-Dawn is overall a nice motorcycle and comes with solid gold brand equity and robust resale value."

Bikedekho ---- "Hero Honda has launched a commuter bike, Hero Honda CD Dawn, in India to compete with Bajaj and TVS who have low priced entry-level bikes in India. "

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