We reported previously that Hero MotoCorp will launch the HX250R sportsbike in India around November 2014. Rumours are not getting stronger that the bike is scheduled for launch next month and the expected pricing is around Rs. 1.8 lakh (on-road).
If the pricing is accurate, motorcycle enthusiasts will have a lot going for them with punchy performance and good equipment available at a very lucrative price.
The HX250R is a fully faired motorcycle and will be slotting above the recently refreshed Karizma ZMR. As seen at the auto expo, the bike gets a sharp design language taking inspiration from the Eric Buell motorcycles. It has a dual headlamp with LED DRL setup at the front with a tall windscreen, handlebars are of the clip on category but will be more suitable for touring, split and step-up seats and a segment-first under-seat exhaust. It gets a LED tail lamp setup and a full digital instrument cluster with markings for the tachometer. The model revealed at the auto expo was wearing Pirelli tyres and it would be great if the production variant comes out with these rubbers. Rider foot pegs are rear set to give you that sporty riding position.
When launched, the HX250R will be the most powerful product offering from the Hero MotoCorp stable. It will be powered by a 250cc, EFI, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine producing 31 BHP of power and 26 Nm of torque. Engine will be mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The bike is built on a geodesic tubular chassis and it gets a telescopic front fork and a monoshock with 5-step adjustments at the back. It will get a 300mm front disc brake and a 220mm rear disc brake with combi brake function and optional ABS. It has a kerb weight of 139 kg and a fuel carrying capacity of 12.9 litres. Reports also suggest that the HX250R will get two maps for the ECU; one suited for fuel economy and one for performance.
Are you looking forward for the HX250R?