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Hero HX250R product development work being shifted to India from the US

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Hero Motocorp’s erstwhile American subsidiary and technical partner EBR had ceased operations and filed for receivership. The Indian two wheeler stalwart purchased EBR assets that are relevant for its product development before the brand goes up for auction.

EBR‘s going into court receivership (something similar to bankruptcy) has resulted in a temporary setback in development of Hero Motocorp products like the HX250R but the Indian’s company’s Chairman Pawan Munjal has revealed that the work will now continue back in India. He also added that Hero Motocorp is in the process of shifting the product development assignments from EBR’s HQ (Milwaukee) to India.

Hero Motocorp recently announced that it has purchased some of EBR’s assets that are relevant to its product development. When asked about the possibility of a new technical partner, Munjal said that the company is open to source technology from different sources in order to support its R&D ecosystem.

The company’s Innovation Center in Jaipur is slated to become operational early next year. The new technical centre would boost Hero’s product development capabilities significantly.

Hero HX250R 07 exhaust

EBR was actively involved in developing a few Hero Motocorp products including the upcoming Hero HX250R.

The Hero HX250R sportsbike is powered by a 249 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which employs fuel injection system to push out a healthy 31 bhp and 26 Nm of torque when mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The motorcycle has a light kerb weight of 136 kg which should make for a sprightly performance.

The quarter litre fully faired sportsbike would be launched towards the end of this fiscal.

Hero HX250R – Photos

Via – PTI

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