The Hero XF3R sits on a steel trellis frame, and rides on the Pirelli Sport Demon tyres.
January 20, 2017 – Hero MotoCorp seems to fast-track the production of the Hero XF3R bike, as it has applied for its production patent. Previewed at the Delhi Auto Expo, last year, the XF3R concept is said to represent the company’s future design and development philosophy. Hero has already confirmed that the same design theme will be used for its upcoming performance street bikes.
Hero claims that the XF3R street fighter features an “arresting design, powerful styling and mid-segment high-performance engine”. Hero’s future naked models will follow “balance and form” of the XF3R concept. Once launched, the Hero XF3R will lock horns with bikes like KTM 390 Duke, Bajaj Pulsar CS400, Benelli TNT 25 and Mahindra Mojo.
Since the company has applied for its production patent, we can expect to see a release toward sometime next year. Though there is no official word on its launch plans. Also Read: Upcoming Hero Bikes in India in 2016
Being a 300cc sportbike, the Hero XF3R could be priced around Rs 2 lakh (ex-showroom). Though, it’s quite early to comment on its pricing yet.
Marketed as “Design Concept Vehicle” the Hero XF3R looks quite aggressive and sporty. Design elements as a conventional street fighter style headlamp, mesh-type alloy wheel design with Pirelli Sport Demon tyres, inverted USD forks and pillion seat enhance its appearance. The fuel tank has extensions that houses turn indications and air intakes. Beneath the rider’s seat, there is a twin-port exhaust system.
Moving towards the rear, the bike sports LED tail-lamp with integrated turn indicators. What add more to its appeal are silver colour body panels and red-painted rear wheel and sub frame.
Built on a steel trellis frame, the Hero XF3R will be high on performance. Though the company hasn’t revealed the technical specifications of the bike, it is expected to be packed with a 300cc engine. This powertrain will be boosted with Dual Map technology mode and fuel injection system. The XF3R, with USD telescopic forks and a single-sided monoshock and swingarm suspension, will offer an impressive off-road performance.
Engine – 300cc petrol with Dual Map technology mode and fuel injection system
– Conventional street fighter style headlamp
– Mesh-type alloy wheel design
– Pirelli Sport Demon tyres
– Pillion seat
– Fuel tank has extensions with turn indications and air intakes
– Twin-port exhaust system
– LED tail lamps with integrated turn indicators
– Silver color body panels
– Red-painted rear wheel and sub frame