USA – Hero HX250R showcased by EBR at AIMExpo
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
To be EBR’s entry level model in USA.
The Hero HX250R sportsbike has been showcased at the AIMExpo in Orlando, USA by the Indian two-wheeler giant’s subsidiary and technical partner Erik Buell Racing (EBR).
While the fully faired motorcycle will wear the crown of the flagship model of Hero Motocorp in India when it launches in the coming months, it would be the entry-level model by EBR when it’s eventually imported to the US. However, the branding strategy in the international markets is unclear as of now.
Developed in association with EBR, the HX250R is aimed at the global market, as evident from the recent trademark registration in USA and Europe. The product would attract young and first time buyers.
Power comes from a 249 cc single-cylinder liquid cooled motor which generates 31 bhp and 26 Nm of torque. The fuel-injected engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The attractive design has twin headlamps, edgy body work and an underseat exhaust. The motorcycle has a light kerb weight of 139 kg which should make up for a peppy performance.
Competitors: Honda CBR300R, Kawasaki Ninja 300
Expected Price: USD 5,000 (around INR 3.06 lakhs) in USA
Launch Date: In the coming months
Hero HX250R at the AIMExpo 2014 – Image Gallery