The leading Indian automaker, Hero MotoCorp has always been known for making new segments in the two-wheeler segment or manufacturing bikes that are segment leaders. The company shocked passionate sports riders with the debut of stunning and drop dead gorgeous Hero HX250R in 2014 Auto Expo India, held at New Delhi.
Hero HX250R is Hero Moto Corp’s first pure quarter-liter sports bike, developed completely in-house without any inputs from Honda, its erstwhile partner. The bike has been designed & engineered in association with Hero’s technology partner and an American motorcycle maker, Erik Buell Racing (EBR).
The automaker is aiming very high with this premium 250cc bike and it is hoped that this latest bike will definitely entice Indian bike enthusiasts looking for a 250cc motorcycle in India. The bike’s futuristic styling and excellent mechanicals would blow way its competition.
Let’s have a look at some quick facts and amazing features of this premium Hero Motocorp bike.
- Powering the bike is an in-house developed 249cc, fuel-injected, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder engine which is capable to churn out 31bhp of power and peak torque of 26Nm
- Its engine is mated with a six-speed manual gearbox with optimized ration selection.
- The bike offers a top speed of over 150kmph and can reach 0-60kmph mark in merely 2.7 seconds, which is remarkable.
- The small motor gets stopping power from a 220mm single disc at the rear and 300mm single disc at the front.
- Keeping in mind the Indian tastes, this motorbike offers a choice of two ride modes – Economy and Power. Economy mode gives less performance with more fuel efficiency while the power mode offers the maximum performance.
Design & Styling
Given the design of the bike, it has got loads of features that will completely bedazzle you and will make you forget other models in its segment. Available in 2 variants in a combination of red and black shade, the bike boasts of twin multi-reflector LED headlights & taillight, black rear view mirrors, front & rear turn indicators, Fire blade like styling, sports bike type footrests & handlebar, a stylish under-seat exhaust, geodesic tubular frame, 17-inch alloy wheels, a well sculpted 12.9 liters fuel tank and stylish body graphics. Hero HX250R has a width of 735mm, a length of 2085mm, a height of 1145mm, a ground clearance of 145mm and a wheelbase of 1370mm,
Handling & Riding
Featuring world-class sport chassis, high-tech engine and a slim seating position, the dazzling motorcycle has all the characteristics to deliver superb sports bike experience. Bike’s light weight (139kgs) is one of the main factors boosting its performance. The six-speed gearbox, an aerodynamic styling and the light weight make the bike amazingly responsive for all riding conditions. The entire package offers stability and perfect handling for riders of all skill level.
Top Rivals of Hero Moto Corp HX250R
The main rivals of Hero HX250R include Honda CBR250R, Hyosung GT250R, Yamaha R25, Suzuki GS250R, KTM RC200, KTM RC390, and Bajaj Pulsar 200SS. With its price range, the Hero MotoCorp bike will also compete with the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 400SS.
Hero to launch HX250R in June 2015
According to recent reports, Hero MotoCorp would launch this quarter litre stunner by June 2015. Initially, this 250cc motorbike was scheduled for a launch by the end of 2014; however, the plans have been postponed as the company is facing some challenges with their manufacturing unit. So if you’re looking for a 200-250cc bike within the range of INR 1.5 – 1.6 Lakh, we suggest you to wait till Hero’s HX250R hits the Indian roads and you have a better choice!