Hero Moto is developing, with its American technology partner Erik Buell Racing (EBR), a 250cc sports bike. The bike is expected to be showcased during the upcoming Auto Expo in February 2014 according to Economic Times.
Haven’t heard of EBR? Well, you will shortly. Team Hero EBR is all set to enter World Superbike Championship in 2014, courtesy Hero MotorCorp. EBR will be the first-ever American manufacturer to enter the series.
What’s in it for me? The 250 cc sports bike I have been talking about.
Ever since the breakup of Hero with Honda, the Gurgaon based Hero has been severely restricted of cutting edge technology provided by Honda. Hero decided to rope in EBR of the U.S. and the partnership has been mutually beneficial. EBR gets the much needed funding and Hero the technology. Their first offspring will be this all new 250 cc sports bike.
Engineers and technicians from Hero Moto’s R&D centers in Gurgaon and Dharuhera have been working closely with the EBR centre at East Troy in Wisconsin to fine tune the bike for its debut in February. The bike will be developed and manufactured in India which should give Hero the leverage to price the machine very competitively. Hero also plans to offer the bike in global markets.
As with any new development, Hero Moto is very tight lipped about the details of the new bike, but one can expect a capable machine at a price point which will make proper sports biking affordable to anyone graduating from his commuter motorcycle.
In fact, Pawan Munjal concluded the official unveiling event of 15 new products a couple of months back with a note – wait for ‘surprises’ at the Auto Expo!
Also Check Out: Finally, Impulse Coming Back With a Bigger Engine!