Hero has got a number of new models up its sleeve for the domestic market, one of which is the HX250R. Unveiled first at the 2014th edition of Auto Expo, the motorcycle will sit in the 250cc segment. Styled aggressively, the sporty bike features key elements up front that add to the overall appeal of the bike. Dual tone colour theme dominated by black with splashes of red accentuates the sporty nature. The ground clearance is praise worthy providing excellent cornering ability to the motorcycle. Power generation is done by a single cylinder engine developing considerably healthy power output. The power to weight ratio is commendable at 223 PS/ton and the overall weight of the bike is expected to be around 139 kg. Moreover, the bike will come with a fuel tank capacity of 12.5 litres. Built mutually by Hero MotoCorp and Erik Buell Racing (EBR), the sports bike is expected to get features such as combi-brake system on board. Besides, the bike could also get anti-lock-braking system as optional fitment. Speculations opine that HX250R could be the successor model to the Hero’s Karizma ZMR series which failed miserably after the last update conferred in 2014.
Hero HX250R Looks
Hero’s fully faired motorcycle; ‘HX250R’ will be a part of the entry level division. Measuring 2085 mm long, 735 mm wide and 1145 mm high, the bike is a huge offering governing a commanding road presence. Up front, the bike could feature twin halogen head lights. Rear on the other hand is likely to feature LED tail lamp. Multi-functional digital console is expected to be available for the assistance of rider. Ground clearance measuring 145 mm will enable exceptional cornering ability. Dual tone colour theme will embrace the exteriors featuring black in most of the body highlighted by red in front and rear.
Hero HX250R Engine Specifications
Hardware supplying power could be a 249cc engine featuring single cylinder, four valves, fuel injection and liquid-cooled technology. In terms of output, the 249cc engine is likely to produce 31 PS of power along with 26 Nm of torque. A six-speed gearbox could be coupled to the engine. Hence, it is going to be the first bike from Hero to feature six-speed manual gearbox. As for performance, at the time of its unveiling at 2014 Auto Expo, Hero had claimed that the bike can propel to 100 kmph from nil in less than eight seconds. Claimed top speed achieved by HX250R is around 160 kmph.
Hero HX250R Competition
The Sportsbike will gun straight against rivals in the segment like KTM RC200, Kawasaki Ninja, Yamaha R3 and Honda CBR 250R. In comparison to the latter, Hero HX250R weighs 28 kg lighter at 139 kg. Power output generated by Hero HX250R is 6 PS more than that of Honda CBR 250R giving it a cusp over arch rival.
Hero HX250R Expected Price
Hero HX250R expected price is going to range between Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 2.0 lakh. As mentioned above, the bike is going to be positioned in the entry level segment; hence Hero is expected to price it affordably.
Hero HX250R Expected Launch
Hero MotoCorp is expected to launch the bike in India early this year post Auto Expo. Reports suggest that HX250R could be rolled out in 2017.