Hero HX 250R vs Honda CBR250R — The exes meet and how!

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It was way back in 2010 when Hero Honda, easily India’s most successful two wheelers partnership in the history of Indian Motorcycle market, decided to part ways. Soon, Hero was seen forming ties with quite a few internationally acclaimed manufacturers, most noteworthy of them being the Erik Buell Racing (EBR). Honda, on the other hand, was seen going all out in the commuter segment and came up with a handful of entry level models that have been successful in nibbling into the chunk of sales that comes to Hero MotoCorp. Even in higher segments, namely the 125cc and the 150cc, Hero and Honda have been seen involved in a duel or sorts, with products like the Honda Stunner and the Hero Ignitor in 125cc and the Honda Dazzler and the Hero Xtreme/Hunk in 150cc segments locking horns with each other.

The only segment where there has been no intersection of product portfolios of these manufacturers is the premium bike segment, where Hero’s Karizma ZMR has been positioned considerably lower to the Honda CBR250R, which is easily the most successful 250cc motorcycle ever. However, things are set to change with the upcoming Hero flagship, the Hero HX 250R. The HX 250R was unveiled some months earlier and is expected to go on sale in the later half of ongoing financial year. The HX250R is the first Hero MotoCorp product to be powered by a 250cc fuel injected motor. This 4 stroke single cylinder DOHC, Liquid cooled, engine has a max power of 31 PS, which is considerably more than that of the Honda CBR250R. Here’s a Hero HX 250R vs Honda CBR250R spec sheet comparison to give you a fair idea of how well equipped the HX is, to lock horns with the baby CBR.

Hero HX 250R vs Honda CBR250R (Spec Sheet Comparison)

Honda CBR250RHero HX 250R
Engine Displacement (CC)249.6 CC249 CC
No Of CylindersOneOne
Power26.5 PS31 PSThe HX is a lot more powerful
Torque22.9 NmNAGood probability HX would have at least as much torque
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
Drive TypeChainChain
TransmissionSix Speed ManualSix Speed Manual
Brakes FrontDiscDisc
Brakes RearDiscDisc with CBS HX gets the combi brake setup
ABSYesYes HX first Hero bike to get ABS
Suspension FrontTelescopic forksTelescopic forks
Suspension RearMonoshockMonoshock
Wheel Size17 inch17 inch
Kerb Weight161 kgs139 kgsHuge weight advantage for the HX 250R

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  • Agniva says:

    u r totally right and i used to think on similar lines before i sold my bullet and changed to a duke 390 which is 139 kgs and has 44 ps power…there r surprisingly no issues at all with stability at all…. it depends on the chassis setup as well as the wheels… and they r giving abs.. should be a breeze.. this bike would be good i hope.. 🙂 cheers bro!

  • Dimpol says:

    Hero hx 250r is better than cbr 250r….

  • Subeer dey says:

    Man….its EBR…..I know these guys.so its very much possible…..this bike ll be sold in d US n Europe.

  • keep in mind ebr 1190rs is only 180 kg . so y isn't it possible

  • Satish says:

    Honda VFR250 too employs trellis frame. So Honda should already have done some weight reduction. So 139kg just by trellis frame doesn’t provide enough confidence. Either therr are many weight reduction technics or simply the figure is not true. Given Hero’s intents of price fight don’t think they would go for former.

    If hero are really going to make bike at 139kgs then they have bike stability problem. It could not remain stable post 80 km/hr given 31 ps power.