Rumor: Hero HX250R Launch in November: Is It…?

2014 Auto Expo model which created an air of excitement and optimism around Hero's plans.

We recently talked about Hero teasing the HX250R among other bikes in the latest TV commercial and though we still have reasons to believe that the bike will NOT be launched before (early) next year, folks at Zigwheels claim that their sources ‘close to Hero MotorCorp’ have revealed that HX250R will be launched by November this year!

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The 250cc sportbike shown at the Auto Expo was NOT a hundred per cent production-ready model. But don’t let that disappoint you as the most important elements – the design and the motor – were finalized and the production bike will retain all of that visual muscle and sharpness, and more interestingly also the 31 bhp engine.

This would be the first bike from Hero which will NOT have a Honda engine and hence we can expect a ‘different’ character from the smooth (and a little boring) mill of the CBR 250R. The HX 250R weighs 28 kgs lesser than the CBR and also produces around six bhp more…

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Contrary to this claim by Zigwheels, we are apprehensive of the HX250R making its way to our shores so early. We are still betting upon an early 2015 time frame for the bike’s launch. This being an engine not related to Honda, they will want to ensure everything goes as planned without any sort of a gaffe. However, if the HX is indeed launched around November, we can certainly smell doom for a lot of 250ccs in the market…

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This being their flagship motorcycle, Hero would have to ensure that the product is not only absolutely glitch-free to begin with, but is also priced absolutely right. An introductory sticker price undercutting that of the CBR 250R should work…

As for an (almost) official confirmation, the 15.2bhp Xtreme Sports is coming soon along with the cafe racer Splendor Pro Classic (details here).

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