Zigwheels Home

Hero-EBR developing 250cc sports bike

by ET Posted on 21 Nov 201266,749 Views4 Comments

Hero MotoCorp along with partner EBR is developing a 250cc sports bike that is scheduled to be unveiled at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo

 

EBR 1190RS

 

 

Almost two years after breaking up with Honda and with the erstwhile Japanese partner now fast and furiously on its trail, Hero MotoCorp is pulling out all stops towards unveiling its first indigenously-developed motorcycle - an all-new 250cc sports bike - at the next Auto Expo in 2014. 

 

The motorcycle is being developed in collaboration with Hero Moto's American technology partner Erik Buell Racing (EBR), two persons involved with this closely-guarded project who did not want to be named told ET. 

 

One of those persons added: "Hero is determined to showcase to the world its capability and competence in bringing world-class products with superior technology on its own in quick time. It is currently working on several models ranging from low-engine displacement to higher-powered motorcycles and scooters. However, the first bike on a new platform to hit the market will be a 250cc motorcycle." 

 

A group of young and highly-skilled engineers from Hero Moto's R&D centres in Gurgaon and Dharuhera have been stationed at the EBR centre at East Troy in Wisconsin, US for the past several months, and are working very closely with EBR engineers on this project, the persons close to the project said. The high-powered 250cc bike with cutting-edge technology and next-generation styling has been jointly conceptualized, designed and developed by Hero and EBR engineers. 

 

"While the initial development is being done at the EBR centre, the complete development and manufacturing of the bike will be done at Hero's plants in India," said a source. 

 

Post Your Comment

Do you like this story?

Sign up for our customized BIKER newsletter today.

Hero Motocorp forays in Colombia

by Punam Chavan

This is the first full-fledged plant by an Indian...

Suzuki Lets: Review in Pictures

by Team ZigWheels

The Suzuki Let’s is a good looking scooter –...

Hero MotoCorp reports rise in income; but profit drops

by Team ZigWheels

Although the net profit went down compared to...


 
 
FEATURED SLIDESHOWS

TVS is back in the fray with the refreshed 2014 TVS Wego 110 Bajaj Discover 150S World Ducati Week at Misano Triumph Tiger 800XC trail riding Karizma Cafe Racer Ariel Ace

 
TOP VIDEOS

Yamaha R25 and Valentino Rossi: Official Video

Valentino shares his thoughT on the latest 250cc offering from the stables of Yamaha - the R25

2014 Triumph Street Triple R: Walkaround video

As part of its 2014 update Triumph has added a new shade for the Street Triple R christened as...

 

Read Next Story