Hero MotoCorp is now planning to launch a range of new bikes in this segment. The company will launch the much-awaited Hero Xtreme 200S in the country in early 2018. Adding to it, the homegrown two-wheeler maker will enter into the 250cc segment with the highly anticipated Hero HX250R. First unveiled at the Auto Expo 2014, the HX250R was showcased in the pre-production form at the 2016 Auto Show. Alongside this quarter-litre sportbike, Hero also unveiled the Xtreme 200 S naked sportbike, XF3R street fighter concept, Duet-E electric scooter concept and Splendor iSmart 110 at the Motor Show.
If reports are to be believed, the HX250R could be launched in the market in early 2018. However, Hero is yet to make an official announcement. Upon launch, this motorcycle will lure young enthusiasts, and face challenge from the likes of Honda CBR250, KTM RC200, Kawasaki Z250 and Bajaj Pulsar 220. For people not in the known, this sports bike was designed and engineered with collaboration of Hero’s US-based technology collaborator Erik Buell Racing AVL and Engines Engineering. However, the US bike maker closes all its operations and files for bankruptcy which led to delay in the launch of HX250R.
The company will produce this fully-faired motorcycle at its manufacturing facility in Neemrana, Rajasthan. Adding to it, Hero is also planning to export the bike to Africa and South African markets. The HX250R is also claimed to be the first bike in its league to feature dual-riding modes – ‘City’ and ‘Sports’. Powering the motorcycle is an all-new 249cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with Dual Mode Fuel Injection system. This engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox with a multi-plated wet clutch.
Hero HX250R Price
|Minimum (Estimated)||Rs 1.5 lakh|
|Maximum (Estimated)||Rs 1.7 lakh|
Hero HX250R Engine Specifications
|Engine||249cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled with DMFi|
The Hero HX250R derives its power from an all-new 249cc single cylinder liquid-cooled petrol engine that is boasted with the Dual Mode Fuel Injection (DMFi) system with two ECU maps for the dual-riding modes – ‘City’ and ‘Sports’. These modes (first-in-segment) will improve performance and fuel efficiency of the bike.
This powertrain is capable to generating a maximum power output of 31bhp against a peak torque of 26Nm. Power will be delivered to the wheels via a 6-speed transmission that is mated with a multi-plated wet clutch.
Hero HX250R Top Speed