Hero unveils HX250R

A very unexpected move from Hero MotoCorp yesterday, when it unveiled the HX250R performance Two wheeler. The HX250R is a light weight performance bike designed and developed by Hero with the help of partners like Eric Buell Racing (USA), Engines Engineering (Italy) and AVL (Austria).

2015 Hero HX250R side

2015 Hero HX250R side

Lets just get on with the most important part, the engine. The HX250R features a 250cc (249cc actually) liquid cooled single cylinder engine which belts out max power of 31 PS and a max torque of 26 Nm. In another unexpected move, the engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox, a first for Hero MotoCorp.

The 0-60kmph time is 2.7 seconds (impressive!).

The engine was developed by the company indigenously and bears no resemblance to Honda`s quarter litre pot.

Refer below for a full specs list

Engine
Type 4-stroke, single cyl., DOHC liquid-cooled
Bore and stroke 81.0mm X 48.5mm
Displacement 249cc
Clutch wet multi-plate
Gearbox 6-speed constant mesh
Brakes
Front 300mm disc, three piston caliper, combined braking
Rear 220mm disc, combined braking
Suspension
Front Telescopic Hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear Single shock, 5 step adjustable preload, shim valve damping
Wheels & Tyres
Front 110/80 R-17 tubeless
Rear 140/70 R-17 tubeless
Physical Dimensions
Length 2085mm
Width 735mm
Height 1145mm
Wheelbase 1370mm
Ground Clearance 145mm
Electricals
Battery 12 V – 6 Ah, MF Battery
Lamps LED head lamp, taillamp and position lamp
Others
Kerb Weight 139kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12.9 litres

The tyres on offer are the Sport Demon series from Pirelli which will offer large amounts of grip. The bike will also have ABS on offer as an optional extra.

2015 Hero HX250R unveil

2015 Hero HX250R unveil

The HX250R is quite a looker. The company`s Lightning Bolt design is implemented rather well. The twin headlights and humongous windscreen are well designed. Another striking feature is the exhaust system which is located under the seat.

Along with the HX250R Hero MotoCorp also unveiled 4 other models:

  • Brand new Hero Extreme
  • Leap, a hybrid scooter
  • Hero Dash, 110cc moped
  • RNT, 150cc Diesel scooter concept

All we can say is great going Hero!

Image Source: Motoroids 

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