DSK Motowheels is launching its very first motorcycle in India today, the Hyosung GT250R. The event is taking place at Nariman Point in Mumbai and we are bringing you live updates from the launch. All the details of the Hyosung GT250R are already out with the pricing the only thing unknown. When we went to test the GT250R in Pune, the showroom guys told us that a Rs. 2.5 lakhs price is quite likely. With DSK taking over Garware stakes, could the pricing be more aggressive? Stay tuned as we find out.
The Hyosung GT250R is priced at Rs. 2.75 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). DSK Motowheels is expecting to sell 3000 units a year and feels the GT250R is the talk of the town. The company also calls it a tornado on 2-wheels and all 18 showrooms will have it on display within 5 days. DSK feels Hyosung has been recongnized in India alot and they have sold more than 600 units of their 600cc bikes. The Hyosung GT250R produces 27.6 BHP of peak power at 10,000 RPM and 22.07 Nm of peak torque at 8000 RPM. Top speed is 140 km/h and the Hyosung GT250R is available in three colours – white and red, black and red, silver and red.
DSK Motowheels will launch another motorcycle in September, the GV650, which will have a top speed of 220 km/h. The GV250 cruiser would be launched between December 2012 and February 2013. With these bikes pricing would be key as the competition is intense. Meanwhile the GT250R is being positioned as a life style product. Shirish Kulkarni says that the GT250R is a weekend bike and not a daily commuter, there is no brand ambassador as the bike is a star itself. In 18 months, DSK will start making parts locally which will result in competitive pricing. Currently rate of import duty is around 24 percent, while import excluding excise is 10 percent.