Hero HX250R spied for the first time in India – Should we expect a festive season launch?

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The hitherto-250cc Kawasaki Ninja has graduated to the 300cc segment now, while the new quarter-litre Yamaha never made it to Indian shores, also usurped by another 300-odd cc motorcycle. But the Honda CBR250R will not be left alone in the 250cc segment as the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer’s former partner, now known as Hero MotoCorp, is almost ready with its all new quarter-litre motorcycle.

In case you just walked out of a cave or unfroze from an iceberg courtesy global warming, the HX250R is the quarter-litre machine that Hero showed off at the 2014 Auto Expo, taking everyone by surprise. Now, about a year and a half later, it seems like the Hero HX250R is in its final testing stages before it is unveiled for the Indian market.

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Not so pretty from this angle but the images from the 2014 Auto Expo say otherwise. Do you like it?

A unit of the new Hero HX250R was recently spotted, with absolutely no camouflage, but also without any body graphics which indicates that the launch of the motorcycle might be scheduled in the foreseeable future. So does Hero MotoCorp plan to cash on the festive season? That would be a win-win situation for the company as well as for the buyers and we really hope they do introduce the HX250R around Diwali this year. But that’s our optimistic view and there is a great possibility that the motorcycle may ride into the Indian market sometime early next year.

Click here to read things you need to know about the new Hero HX250R

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The camera flash ruined the instrument cluster. Luckily though, we have detailed images from the 2014 Auto Expo

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We are still curious to know if that’s a power outlet on the left side of the instrument cluster. What do you think?

Set to be Hero MotoCorp’s flagship (at least till the Hastur 620 is launched, whenever that is), the HX250R will come equipped with a 249cc fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, four-valve motor, which interestingly, has quite the square bore/stroke ratio more akin to a MotoGP motorcycle’s engine. The power output is rated at 31 bhp, with 26 Nm of torque and the engine will come mated to a six-speed transmission.

New Hero HX250R

The pricing is a little difficult to comment upon as this will be an all new motorcycle. Considering that the HX250R will rival the Honda CBR250R, we expect the ex-showroom prices to hover around the Rs 1.5 lakh mark for standard, and approximately Rs 1.8 lakh mark for the ABS version, unless Hero intends to install ABS as standard equipment. But, more than the price – looking at this latest spy picture – we are rather worried about the family jewels of the rider in case of emergency braking because in all honesty, that fuel tank looks tall, really tall.

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  • Abhinav shetti says:

    Looks good.. finally hero looks like on the track comparing the competitive bikes. But single cylinder? No.. not satisfied with this one thing.. Rest everything is really awsome.. really appreciable.

  • Sachin says:

    There is only one bike (honda cbr 250) in the 250 cc segment in India at present and that too is almost a 4 year old design, with the right pricing and early launch Hero HX250R can surely ride to success.

  • Jay says:

    Its nice to see that Hero Motorcorp has maid up their mind to dish out a Full Blooded Quarter Liter bike. We could have had one many years ago in the form of Karizma, but they decided to stick it with a a 223cc engine. I wont say they are doing such a thing today as the competition has come up with such bikes, in some case even better. Overall the bike looks good, but am not sure about the Speedo. It just doesn’t look all that great.

  • Shubbu says:

    Not with the new ZMR rear, which actually is a horrendous design. Pleezzz…

    Being a Hero, it surely will be far more reliable than Bajaj & TVS. I think it will be worth the wait for all Hero fans.

  • Pruthvik narendra says:

    Finally it here HX250r wow I’m thrilled to c it. Ur welcome little monster