Hyosung unveiled the all-new GD250N-EXIV at the EICMA show in Milan during the month of November this year. The company is expected to directly rival the KTM Duke 200 with this bike. But Hyosung will be offering this bike at an intricate price below that of the KTM Duke 125. The naked street bike will definitely change the game in the highly competitive European market where it will be launched during the month of January next year. The Hyosung GD250N-EXIV will be priced just under €3000 (Rs. 2.54 lakhs) in Europe which is astonishingly cheaper than the KTM Duke 125 that is available for €4250 (Rs. 3.60 lakhs).
This pricing is just one among many other reasons as to why Hyosung will attract customers. The Hyosung GD250N-EXIV is a naked street bike that looks both powerful and aggressive. It is said to be similar to the KTM Duke 200 in terms of agility, lightness, power output and design. The chassis is clearly exposed giving the motorcycle a futuristic look.
The engine on the Hyosung GD250N-EXIV is a 249cc, single-cylinder, DOHC, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled motor with electronic fuel injection. The peak output on this bike is approximately 28.4 HP at 8500 RPM with a peak torque output of 25 Nm at 7000 RPM. This engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The front wheel gets a 300 mm disc brake while the rear wheel gets a 230 mm disc brake. The wheelbase for the GD250N-EXIV stands at 1340 mm and the height of the seat from the ground is measured at 780 mm. The instrument cluster is tidy and consists only of an LCD screen. The bike is said to weigh only 145 kgs (with liquids, dry weight is 130 kgs) which gives it a good power to weight ratio.
Hyosung currently sells five bikes in India and this could be a practical addition to the lineup in the domestic market. The company currently sells a healthy 150 units a month which is laudable considering their product portfolio begins at a price of Rs. 2.8 lakhs. This naked street bike is expected to be launched in India only late next year under the DSK-Hyosung brand.
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