The HX250R is constructed on an all-new lightweight Geodesic Tubular Frame which is incorporated with similar trellis-shaped swing arm. Suspension setup is traditional telescopic at the front while the rear wheel has mono-shock setup but to make the bike flick-able, the rear shock absorber is mounted on the left of the motorcycle to shorten the wheelbase.
The model is likely to get launched around the festive season this year and being a completely local development, sticker price would be in the north of Rs 1.5 lakhs. The HX250R will lock its horns with the likes of upcoming KTM RC 200, Bajaj Pulsar 200 SS, Hyosung GD250R and the last but not the least Honda CBR250R.
This sportbike has been designed and engineered with the collaboration of Hero’s US-based technology collaborator Erik Buell Racing AVL and Engines Engineering. The production of the Hero HX250R will take place at the manufacturer’s Neemrana plant in Rajasthan. The company plans to export the bike to Africa and South American markets. According to reports, the Hero HX250R will be the first bike to feature dual riding modes – ‘City’ and ‘Sports’