We heard the rumours before, and although this new information is not official, its the closest that it can get to one. Hero MotoCorp in association with Eric Buell is currently working on a 250cc sport oriented motorcycle that the company aims to unveil at the 2014 Auto Expo in New Delhi. Work on the motorcycle is currently going on at full swing at the Eric Buell R&D centre in the US with both engineers from Hero and EBR jointly working on the cause.
Now EBR already has its reputation set in the racing arena and the tie up with Hero MotoCorp only enhances the possibility of this motorcycle to be quite an exciting one. The growing demand for an economical yet decently powerful motorcycles is not just in India and is in-fact a strong one all over the world. The 250cc motorcycle is furthermore important for Hero as they need to prove to the market that they can produce exciting and beautiful motorcycles on their own. The success of this motorcycle is also one that will establish the brand name EBR in India and also will help EBR remain competitive in its international markets.
Although the bike is designed at the EBR R&D centre abroad, it will be completely manufactured in India. Now to be honest we are really happy to hear it is a joint development by EBR and Hero because that rules out the possibility of it being just a big bore Karizma but more importantly we sure do hope that this new Hero 250 does not take design cues from the same.