Keep in mind the Hero Hastur idea? What concerning the HX250R? In case your reminiscence’s failed you, it’s in all probability as a result of it’s been over a half-decade since Hero unveiled these ideas on the 2014 Auto Expo. The HX250R was meant to go on sale later that yr, however little was identified about Hero’s plans for the idea since. Nonetheless, now, a brief video of what seems to be a motorbike primarily based on the HX250R has made its manner on-line.
The video reveals little or no of the bike, however the HX250R-inspired design is clear. Clad in a full fairing, the bike is devoid of stickers or badging, apart from an ABS sticker on the entrance fork and one on the facet panel that seems to be a ‘Hero’ badge. Whereas we’re uncertain of the precise mechanicals of the motorbike, we imagine it can sport the identical 199.6cc, single-cylinder engine because the Hero Xtreme 200R, primarily making this a faired model of the bike. On the Xtreme 200R, the engine makes 18.4hp and 17.1Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed gearbox, however anticipate it to be tuned in a different way on this motorbike. Additionally, it might be the fuel-injected model of the engine that can make its debut on the XPulse.
That mentioned, Hero may place this motorbike as a alternative to the severely outdated Karizma ZMR. The upcoming bike appears to be geared up with a traditional telescopic fork as seen on the HX250R idea, and in addition seen is a singular headlight design that can in all probability be an LED unit. Bordering the headlight is a black trim that provides the bike a robust presence.
Whereas little else of the motorbike is revealed within the video, we did see a totally digital instrument cluster similar to the one on the upcoming XPulse 200 and 200T. The exhaust finish pipe appears comparable as effectively; this additional leads us to imagine that the motorbike shall be primarily based on the Xtreme 200R, similar to the upcoming XPulse bikes.
The motorbike might be known as the Hero HX200R and, on condition that it was seen in production-ready kind, we anticipate it to be launched with or quickly after the XPulse fashions which shall be launched within the second half of April 2019.