Hero HX250R is built on an all-new lightweight Geodesic Tubular platform, and looks very aggressive and sporty.
Hero HX250R will be the first bike to get dual-riding modes - ‘City’ and ‘Sports’ - in its segment.
Hero MotoCorp showcased its quarter-litre sportbike – Hero HX250R – at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 in February. The company 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. Upon launch, the Hero HX250R will lure young enthusiasts, and face challenge from the bikes like Honda CBR250, KTM Duke 200/ RC 200, Kawasaki Z250 and Bajaj Pulsar 220. For people not in the know, the HX250R first broke cover in 2014 at Delhi Motor Show.
This sportbike has been designed and engineered with collaboration of Hero’s US-based technology collaborator Erik Buell Racing AVL and Engines Engineering. The production of the Hero HX250R will take place at the manufacturer’s Neemrana plant in Rajasthan. The company plans to export the bike to Africa and South American markets. According to reports, the Hero HX250R will be the first bike to feature dual-riding modes – ‘City’ and ‘Sports’ – in its segment.
Hero HX 250R Image Gallery
Unveiled at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, Hero’s new quarter-litre sportbike is likely to launch by mid 2016. Though there is no official confirmation about launch timeline of the bike.
The Hero HX250 R is expected to fall in the price range of Rs. 1.50 lakh – Rs. 1.7 lakh (ex-showroom)..
Hero HX250 R Official Video
Hero HX 250R Design & Styling
Based on an all-new lightweight Geodesic Tubular platform, the Hero HX250R looks quite sporty and aggressive. The bike features a twin multi-reflector halogen headlamp, LED tail and stop lamp and LED light guide. Elements like raised fuel tank, red-colored engine and stylish under seat exhaust system further enhance its sporty appeal. It also gets a low saddle riding height and a digital instrument console. The bike is assembled with 17-inch alloy wheels that are shod with 110/80R-17 front and 140/70R-17 rear Pirelli Sports Demon tyres.
This sportbike carries a kerb weight of 139kgs. Moving to dimension, the HX250R measures 2,085mm in length, 735mm in width and 1,145mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 1,370mm. While the ground clearance of 145mm helps the bike tackle rough Indian roads, the fuel tank capacity of 12.9-litre makes it go for long distance.
Hero HX 250R Engine & Transmission
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. The HX250R is claimed to achieve 100kmph from standstill in 9 seconds, and 0-60kmph in 2.7 seconds. It offers a top speed of 160kmph.
Suspension & Braking System
The Hero HX250R comes equipped with conventional telescopic fork up front and monoshock rear suspension system. Stopping power for the bike comes from 300mm and 220mm front and rear disc brake respectively. An optional ABS (anti-lock braking system) is also on offer.
Competition – Bajaj Pulsar RS200, Benelli TNT 25, Honda CBR250R, and the upcoming Mahindra Mojo
Hero HX 250R mileage – 35-40kmpl (estimated)
Engine Type – 249cc, 4-stroke, single cylinder water-cooled petrol
Power – 31bhp
Torque – 26Nm
Acceleration – 0-60kmph in 2.7 seconds/ 0-100kmph in 9 seconds
Top speed – 160kmph
Transmission – 6-speed manual with a multi-plated wet clutch
Front – Telescopic hydraulic shock absorber
Rear – Mono-shock, 5-step adjustable pre load, Shim valve damping
Front – 300mm disc
Rear – 220mm disc
Optional Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Hero HX 250R Tyre Size
Front – 17-inches alloy wheel with 110/80R – 17 unidirectional tubeless tyre
Rear – 17-inches alloy wheel with 140/70R – 17 unidirectional tubeless tyre
Hero HX250 R Dimensions
Length – 2,085mm
Width – 735mm
Height – 1,145mm
Wheelbase – 1,370mm
Ground Clearance – 145mm
Kerb weight – 139kgs
Fuel tank capacity – 12.9-litres