Motorcycles That Hero MotoCorp Still Owes Us, Hastur, HX250R, XF3R & Auto Expo 2020

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  • December 30, 2019
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- Hero Hastur 620 top speed was claimed to be 240kmph - Hero HX250R price in India would’ve been about Rs 1.70lakh (ex-showroom) - Hero XF3R India launch date in India is expected to be late-2020 Hero has been showing us some rather interesting concept bikes at the Auto Expo for quite a few years. But things took a turn for the really out there in 2014, after Hero MotoCorp’s tie-up with Erik Buell Racing. While the relationship didn’t work out as Hero would have expected, it did blow our minds away with the Hastur naked concept. Housed inside a tubular space frame was the largest engine that we have seen sporting the Hero badge – a 620cc parallel-twin capable of churning out 80PS. It had a claimed 0-100kmph time of 3.8 seconds and could hit a top speed of 240kmph. During the same Auto Expo, we also got to see the HX250R, a more approachable quarter-litre sportbike that would’ve replaced the Hero Karizma ZMR and taken the fight to the Honda CBR250R. It sported a 249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder motor with a CBR250R-beating 32PS of power on tap. It was built around a tubular steel frame and featured a rather radical trellis swingarm. While the plans of shelving the HX250R were announced in 2017, back at the Auto Expo 2016, Hero showed off the XF3R. This was a radical mid-capacity streetfighter that packed some top-notch components - an upside-down fork, a single-sided swingarm and a liquid-cooled 300cc single-cylinder engine. Even in early 2018, there was talk that Hero was working on getting a production-ready 300cc motorcycle. This was hot on the trail of the XPulse 200 concept first showed off at EICMA 2017, which in fact was one of the first concept motorcycles from Hero to make it to production. For more information on Hero’s concept bikes, check out the following links: Hero Hastur https://www.zigwheels.com/gallery/bik... Hero HX250R https://www.zigwheels.com/news-featur... Hero XF3R https://www.zigwheels.com/newbikes/He... The Best Bikes And Scooters From Auto Expo 2018: https://www.zigwheels.com/news-featur... For more details and video reviews of the latest cars/bikes, do subscribe to ZigWheels: https://bit.ly/2T1LJD2 #HeroHastur620 #HeroHX250R #HeroXF3R

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