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Hyosung GT250R Launch Around The Corner


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The Pune based Garware Motors’ partnership with Korean motorcycle manufacturer, Hyosung got into a good kick start with the launch of 2 performance motorcycles, the Hyosung GT650R and the Hyosung ST7 in the Indian market. However, the limelight was snatched away by Bajaj when it launched the Kawasaki Ninja 650R at a killer pricing throwing all its competition away. Still Garware Motors is not ready to give up so soon and is arming itself to strike back in the 250cc segment with its performance motorcycle, the GT250R. The Hyosung GT250R has now more competition but Garware Motors plans to offer better finance schemes to woo prospective customers to their showrooms. The Hyosung GT250R which will be launched in May and will be followed by the naked version of the GT250R known as the GT250.

The GT250R will be identical to the GT650R that we saw but will be employing a smaller displacement engine of 250cc. This 250cc V twin motor will be churning out a power output of 28.5 BHP at 10,000 RPM and deliver a maximum torque of 22.68 Nm at 8000 RPM. This high revving engine is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission box. With a high kerb weight of 171kgs and a wheelbase of 1445mm, the bike is sure to have its own road presence.

Overall, the bike is 2060mm long, 655mm wide and 1125mm high and has a fuel tank capacity of 17 litres. The bike rides on 110/70-17 54H tires at the front and 150/70 69H tires at the rear. It is expected to be available in 3 colour combinations; Red+Black, Grey+Black and Black. With the 250cc segment becoming a much sought after segment presently, Hyosung will surely have a challenging time ahead to gain market share especially with big players like Honda and Kawasaki already present in that segment. Are you excited?

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  • karan

    i m not exited at all, i will never buy a hyosung gt250r when there are bikes available from makers like honda and kawasaki in the same segment. on the other hand i m waiting for yamaha R6……

    • Faisal

      Karan, GT250R is a V-twin, the others are single-cylinders. The Ninja 250R is parallel twin but then too expensive too.

  • abhisek

    Hyosung are not pricing the bikes well. And if they price it equal or above the CBE-250R they r gone. The faired version of Pulsar 200 NS would have a lesser price but I suppose better build quality (though lack of Fi but much more VFM) and then dont knw whr it will go. The pricing needs to be highly competitive. They dont have any network either.

    • Faisal

      Abhisek, comparing the GT250R with Pulsar and CBR250R doesn’t make sense. Remember the Hyosung is a V-twin.

  • Shiven

    Any News about the new Pulsar 220

    • Faisal

      Shiven, no new Pulsar 220, Pulsar 200 NS will be the flagship Pulsar till the Pulsar 350 arrives next year.

  • http://www.picasaweb.google.com/pulsurge Deepak Dongre

    5 gears???? And it might be a V-Twin, but quality is where Hyosung needs to work upon. People aware of it might still be inclined towards the Japs- though people might get inclined to the equipment that goes on the Hyosung i.e. twin discs upfront, projectors lights etc. Its got the stuff to show off.

    Pretty old article but it says the thing:

    http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/features/122_1107_honda_cbr250r_vs_hyosung_gt250r_vs_kawasaki_ninja_250r/viewall.html

    With its larger profile and 2000-era GSX-R lookalike bodywork, Hyosung’s GT250R receives a wave from every passing sportbike rider while the smaller Ninja and CBR are often snubbed.

    Parked next to its peers, the Hyosung looks like it has all the right stuff to be the most proficient sporting machine of the group, but things aren’t always what they seem.

    The brakes are severely lacking and there’s simply too much bike for the motor. And the fact that it had some mechanical hiccups and needs frequent maintenance can’t be overlooked.

    • Faisal

      Deepak, that is sad to know. Hyosung needs to iron out these issues. The GT250R’s naked version will also be launched, known as the Comet, we already had it and it was not easy on maintenance.

  • abhisek

    Read some reviews on Hyosung bikes. Overall it is gud but they say build quality, refinement needs serious concern. But its priced quite cheaper in europe compared to cbr250 n Ninja250. And thus the verdict ‘good’. Hope they build better bikes and have more serious pricing and after sales service which might be nightmare bor the buyers if not taken care of.

    Deepak, your comments r quite unbiassed and like an editor. Why don’t u become an editor yourself? :P

    • Faisal

      Abhisek, you are right. Deepak why don’t you join us ;-)

  • abhisek

    Also I read that Hyosung bikes are the tooooo heavy when compared to any rival. They had some licensing from Suzuki in the very late 80s (when they started) and 90s. So now they are still making old bulky suzuki like bodywork and even engines were made by then suzuki engineers.

  • GTX

    The only thing expected from new Comet is what FZ did to Yamaha in India. (Pure looks)

  • http://www.picasaweb.google.com/pulsurge Deepak Dongre

    Aaaah what an honour friends…but I am not even a fraction in terms of the hardwork that Fas puts into MB- time is another issue. I wish MB has a forum…would have flooded it with posts ;)

    • Faisal

      Deepak, we are planning a forum soon. We are working on it as we speak.

  • http://www.picasaweb.google.com/pulsurge Deepak Dongre

    ^^^Super Duper News!

  • arjun

    Please suggest me the best bike in terms of looks – Yamaha R15v2.0 White, CBR 250, CBR 150 and Hyosung GT250R.

    • Faisal

      Arjun, if looks are your criteria, R15 is the easy choice.

  • harshu

    hi faisal…i would lik to take gt250r ….is it a gud byk than cbr250r n ninja 250???and i need to know d price of gt250r in tamilnadu….plz reply n wen it bookings going to start…and wre s d dealer located in tamilnadu r nearby states….i need their contact num too..

    • Faisal

      Harshu, can’t really say now. Only once we ride it as the GT250R has not been launched yet. Bookings start in May 2012.

  • kishor rohsik

    hie faisal brov i would like to knw the price of GT250r ………..?

    • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

      Kishor, almost Rs. 3 lakhs.