Hero Moto Corp Developing a New 250CC Bike


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Believe it or not! Hero Honda plans to launch a 250cc bike as per a report of Business Standard. Icing on the cake is the information that the Hero Honda’s 250cc bike will be launched in next six months. You might celebrate this diwali with Hero Honda’s 250cc bike. Bajaj Kawasaki Ninja is the only bike available in the 250cc segment. Hero Honda would price it very competitively like its other products. Hero Honda could price its 250cc bike under Rs2 lakhs and give Ninja a run for its money.
source:http://www.vicky.in/straightfrmtheheart/hero-honda-to-launch-a-250cc-bike/

I just need your opinion regarding this bike launch that this bike will be launched or not?
 
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I read this news yesterday.

The Source was DNA newspaper.It said that the bike has completed all the test's etc & is ready for Production.
Honda will test few bikes on road & then roll them out before Diwali.
The source also said that the bike will be available at 1.5 lakh & even TVS is planning to launching a 250cc bike.


But i don't really see how will Honda keep the price tag so low.May be it will be a single cylinder engine.
If that's the case then it wont have the FUN factor like the Ninja.
 
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More entrants in any segment is likely to bring the price down - we will benefit from that!!
Looking forward to the launch, and the pricing!!
 
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This should be interesting ... HMSI will be a better source for a 250 than HH, I would imagine!!
 

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Honda's 250cc Bike to be called KYZ

Honda's New 250cc bike will be called KYZ and it's pricing is going to be near to Yamaha R15. (Courtesy: IMB)

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A 250cc for the price of R-15!! Looks to be an interesting clash!! If the new bike looks better then it would dent the sales of the R-15!!
 
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HeroMotoCorp developing 250cc bike

Hero MotoCorp developing 250cc sports bike along with partner EBR

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.

Hero MD & CEO Pawan Munjal is personally monitoring the progress of the project. The company has set a deadline of the Auto Expo to be held in Greater Noida in February 2014 to showcase the bike, with mass production likely to commence later during that year.

"This bike is being developed for the domestic market as well as for customers in global markets that Hero Moto plans to enter as part of its ambitious international business plan," said one of the persons close to the project.

ET could not reach Munjal for his comment as he was travelling overseas. A Hero MotoCorp spokesperson declined to comment on the development plans. In response to a questionnaire e-mailed to him, he said: "We do not wish to comment on speculations regarding our future line-up of products. We have already stated in recent past that we will be launching our own products in calendar year 2013. We shall be in a position to talk about specific models closer to the time of their launch."

Hero MotoCorp developing 250cc sports bike along with partner EBR - The Economic Times
 
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