Hero HX250R sportsbike has been spied testing for the time in India. The quarter litre fully faired bike which was unveiled last year is expected to be launched this fiscal.
The sharply styled HX250R has been developed with inputs from the now defunct Erik Buell Racing (EBR) of America. In order to keep its technical partnership with EBR intact, Hero Motocorp has recently purchased EBR assets that are pertinent to the Indian automaker’s product development program.
HX250R is powered by a 249 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The fuel injected motor produces a healthy 31 bhp and 26 Nm of torque, outwitting its primary rivals Honda CBR250R, KTM Duke 200 and upcoming Mahindra Mojo 300 in the process. With a light kerb weight of 136 kg, the flagship Hero sportsbike is expected to have a exciting performance.
Just like CBR250R, HX250R’s features a balanced riding position which is both sporty and relaxed. The tall windscreen, twin headlamps, wide seats and high set clip-on handle bars would be appreciated by touring enthusiasts.
The motorcycle is underpinned by a tubular geodesic frame which is suspended by telescopic fork upfront and monoshock at the rear. The 17-inch alloy wheels come wrapped in Pirelli Sport Demon rubbers. The braking system which comprises a disc at each wheel is governed by Combined Braking System and dual channel ABS.
Hero HX250R has the potential to stir up the flourishing Indian quarter litre market. Pricing is expected to start from INR 1.5 lakh (ex-showroom).