Previewed at 2014 Delhi Auto Expo and designed jointly by Hero MotoCorp and Erik Buell Racing, AVL and Engines Engineering, Hero HX250R is poised for launch in India in the months ahead.
Once launched, the new HX250R will take the baton of being the brand’s flagship motorcycle from existing Karizma ZMR. Ideally designed to perform as a sports bike, the new HX250R will be equally good inside the city as well. This is due to the installation of dual riding modes – a first in class feature
These two modes are City and Sport. The former offers better mileage, the latter instills better performance in the bike. This will be made possible because it receives DMFi – Dual Mode Fuel Injection system with two different ECU maps, one for each of these two modes. Different riding modes are not new for two wheelers. High-end motorcycles offer such systems already, but it is for the first time we will get such tech on a 250 cc machine.
Engine specifications on board Hero HX250R include a new 249cc single cylinder liquid cooled petrol engine offering 31 hp power and 26 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed gearbox. With a total weight of 149 kgs, the sporty Hero HX250R is built on a lightweight Geodesic Tubular Frame. Hero HX250R, sitting on alloy wheels and tubeless tyres, measures 2,085mm in length, 735mm in width and 1,145mm in height with a wheelbase measuring 1,370mm. Ground clearance is at 145mm while tank capacity is at 12.90 liters.
Hero MotoCorp will be producing Hero HX 250R from the company plant in Neemrana, Rajasthan. It is expected to carry a price tag of under Rs 1.5 lakhs. Once launched, it will compete against KTM RC 200, Bajaj Pulsar RS200, Hyosung GD250R, and Honda CBR250R. The bike will also be exported to developed markets like USA and Europe.