Hero HX250 drops the R suffix from its name, continues to be the same in terms of design, mechanicals are said to be the same too
Hero is all set to capture the premium. The boss of the company made specific statements saying that they have been lacking in the premium space and they are waiting to come back hard at it. After launching the refreshed Karizma’s, they had huge hope that it would succeed and get them into the quarter litre segment again. However, that did not happen and the bikes did not well at all.
The sales plummeted immediately and then stock clearance was unofficially announced and then the production has been stopped. Hero’s last hope was and is the HX250. Now that it has dropped R suffix, there are a lot of questions come to the mind.
Since the new concepts have taken shape and look pretty much plug and play and ready for production we think these three products could actually make it to the market and gel well with the competition too.
HX250 has always been our favorite quarter litre as it is set to be everything that a biker needs, a good looking, powerful, light kerb weight, dual headlight, touring capabilities.
Mechanically it has a trellis frame, telescopic forks, monoshock, large disc brakes on both end and is coupled with ABS. It makes 31 BHP and 23 Nm of torque from a single-cylinder 250cc motorcycle and weighs just 136 kg. The top speed is 165 km/hr and 0-100 is done under 9 seconds. HX250 is a very potent motorcycle and we are hoping we get it real soon.
The motorcycle has the right buzz around it too. We just hope Hero doesn’t go the Mahindra Mojo way with this one. We hope all three sporty motorcycle concept come one after the other to make sure Hero stays in the league of large capacity motorcycles or else it could be too late to enter.