Hero displays production-ready HX250, it looks the part
Hero got the Indian two-wheeler industry in a storm after displaying the HX250R at the 2014 Auto Expo. Set to become the fastest ever Hero bike till date, the project got delayed due to many reasons. At this year’s Auto Expo, Hero displayed what seems to be the HX250R’s production spec model, which now is just called the HX250, but has the same design elements.
All of us know that the motorcycle was being jointly developed in collaboration with former partner EBR Racing, which unfortunately was declared as bankrupt. This could be one of the reasons as to why the bike’s development has been delayed. But there was no stopping the Indian two-wheeler king as they acquired parts of EBR Racing to work on the HX250 and make it a production ready model primarily for the Indian market.
Powering the HX250 will be a newly developed 249cc, single-cylinder, fuel injected, liquid-cooled motor that will generate 31 BHP of power and 26 Nm of torque. The extremely lightweight motorcycle that has a kerb weight of just 136 kg, considering it’s a fully-faired motorcycle will be able to go from 0-60 km/hr in less than three seconds. With power being sent to the rear wheel by a 6-speed gearbox, the HX250 will be the first bike in its class to come with two different riding modes – City and Sport.
But that’s not all, other features include the likes of semi-digital instrument control, clip-on handlebars, split seat, under-seat exhaust, daytime running lights, front and rear disc brakes, Pirelli Sport Demon tyres and ABS (could be standard or optional).
Hero has not revealed additional details of the motorcycle whatsoever. Nothing regarding the time of launch is known as well, but we are sure of the fact that it will make its way to company showrooms soon.
Hero HX250 at 2016 Auto Expo – Image Gallery
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