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Hero HX250R Launch Likely In Early 2018

Hero HX250R is built on an all-new lightweight Geodesic Tubular platform, and looks very aggressive and sporty.

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Hero HX250R at auto expo

Hero HX250R will be the first bike to get dual-riding modes - ‘City’ and ‘Sports’ - in its segment.

Seeing the growing demand for affordable sports bike, 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 sportsbike 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. Read: Hero Dash 110cc Scooter | Hero Zir 150 ScooterHero Dare 125cc Scooter | Hero Hastur

Hero HX250R Launch Date

Launch Date (Expected) Early 2018

Unveiled at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, Hero’s new quarter-litre sportbike is likely to launch in early 2018. A possibe launch at Auto Expo 2018 can’t be ignored. Though there is no official confirmation about launch timeline of the bike. We will update you as soon as Hero reveals anything on the same.

Hero HX250R Price

Minimum (Estimated) Rs 1.5 lakh
Maximum (Estimated) Rs 1.7 lakh

To be manufactured locally, the new HX250R is expected to fall in the price range of Rs. 1.50 lakh – Rs. 1.7 lakh (ex-showroom). Read More – Hero Xtreme 200S | Hero XF3R

Hero HX250R Engine Specifications

Specifications HX250R
Engine 249cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled with DMFi
Power 31bhp
Torque 26Nm
Gearbox 6-speed gearbox

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. Read More – 2017 Hero Glamour Launched

Hero HX250R Top Speed

0-100kmph 9 seconds
Top Speed 160kmph

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.

Hero HX250R Mileage

City (Expected) 30kmpl
Highway (Expected) 40kmpl

This motorcycle will target young enthusiasts looking for an affordable quarter-litre sportsbike. We expect this bike to be fuel efficient and should return around 30kmpl to 40kmpl of mileage

Hero HX 250R Design & Features

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.

Hero HX250R motorcycle

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 HX250R Suspension and Braking

The model showcased at Auto Expo was equipped with conventional telescopic fork up front and monoshock rear suspension system, and the same will be offered with the production model. 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. The bike rides on 17-inch alloy wheels shod with 110/80R and 140/70R tyres at front and rear respectively.

Hero HX250R India

Hero HX250R Dimensions

Dimensions HX250R
Length 2,085mm
Width 735mm
Height 1,145mm
Wheelbase 1,370mm
Ground Clearance 145mm
Fuel Tank 12.9-litres
Kerb Weight 139kgs

This new fully faired motorcycle measure 2,085mm, 735mm and 1,145mm in length, width and height respectively. The bike comes with a wheelbase of 1,370mm, and has a ground clearance of 145mm. weighing just 139kgs, the HX250R features a fuel tank of 12.9-litres.

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COMMENTS
  1. Kaushik Dutta
    April 21, 2016

    When is the launching date of Hero HX250r in the Indian market?

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      April 21, 2016

      Hi Kaushik

      The Hero HX250R is likely to be launched by the end of this year or early next year.

    • Stalin
      November 28, 2016

      There is no update for this bike…………….

  2. Kaushik Dutta
    April 21, 2016

    This bike looks vry sporty…

  3. Ritesh
    May 5, 2016

    tell the excat month and year when the bike will be launched egarly waiting for this bike.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 13, 2016

      We expect the HX250R to be launched either by the end of this year or by mid 2017.

  4. harshavardhan
    May 6, 2016

    i want this bike as soon as possible please fast……….

  5. rahul
    June 4, 2016

    i think hx250r will beat out duke and honda 250r

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