Hero HX250R, the star of Hero Motorcorp stall at the 2014 Auto Expo, is reportedly nearing launch, with the company regularly testing the vehicle.
From the pictures that gaadiwaadi.com managed to capture, it is difficult to spot any changes on the motorcycle from the one shown at the Auto Expo. The 250cc motorcycle uses telescopic forks on the front and a 5-step adjustable monoshock at the rear.
The motorcycle runs on the Pirelli rubbers and disc brakes on both the tyres. Also, a 300mm disc can be seen on the front and a 200mm disc at rear.
The HX250R is 2085mm long, 735mm wide and 1145mm in height with a ground clearance of 145mm. One of the highlights of the model at Auto Expo was the weight, which was just 136kg and it remains to be seen whether the production model sticks to the same number or not.
Like many premium motorcycles, HX250R also comes with clip-on handles. As the design is not being borrowed from any of the current models, everything is made from scratch that includes detailing like the tail-piece, mudguard and tail-light.
Hero HX250R is powered by a 249cc, single-cylinder, 4-valve engine that uses liquid-cooling and fuel-injection to produce 31bhp of power and 26Nm of torque. It is also mated to a 6-speed transmission.
The new Hero motorcycle will be pitted against the likes of Honda CBR 250R and the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and is likely to be priced around Rs 1.50 lakh.