Hero MotorCorp unveiled the HX250R fully-faired motorcycle as a concept at the Auto Expo 2014. Since then, the company has been perfecting the production spec model and the motorcycle had been caught testing a couple of times in 2015.
Co-developed with US based Erik Buell Racing (EBR), the motorcycle will be the flagship model of Hero when launched. However, bankruptcy of EBR last year had slowed down the arrival of HX250 and the company has reportedly completed engineering in its India facility.
A report in Rushlane claims the motorcycle is ready for the launch and will have its public unveiling at the upcoming Auto Expo 2016, starting on 3 February. The concept version of the HX250R was showcased with a 249cc, single-cylinder, 4-valve engine that uses liquid-cooling and fuel-injection to produce 31bhp of power and 26Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed transmission. Hero claims 0-100kmph speed can be achieved in 2.7 seconds. The production version is expected to feature same configuration.
The 250cc motorcycle is expected to come with telescopic front forks and a five-step adjustable monoshock at the rear. Hero HX250R will be equipped with Pirelli rubbers and disc brakes on both the tyres. The motorcycle measures 2085mm in length, 735mm in width and 1145mm in height with a ground clearance of 145mm. Despite being a fully-faired motorcycle, the HX250R weights just 136kg.
The motorcycle will come with dual projector headlamps with LED DRLs, LED taillamps, underbelly exhaust, clip-on handle bar and segment leading dual riding modes -- City and Sport. The new Hero motorcycle will be pitted against the likes of Honda CBR 250R and Kawasaki Ninja 300 and is likely to be priced around Rs 1.5 lakh.