The next generation Hyosung GT250R and GT650R will be revealed at the EICMA later this year and the smaller GT250R will get updated with a single-cylinder engine on the new model.

Hyosung GT650R
The Hyosung GT650R will retain the twin-cylinder layout, could be tuned for higher power output

Hyosung, best known for the Comet in India is looking to replace its entire entry-level lineup over the next two years. Acknowledging that most of its products have aged against the competition and are past its sale date, the automaker is planning to replace its entry-level performance bikes and will reveal the new generation GT650R and GT250R at the 2015 EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan later this year. While the GT650R will retain its V-Twin motor, the GT250R will now be powered by a 250cc single-cylinder engine.

At present, the Hyosung GT250R is powered by a 249cc twin-cylinder unit producing 28 HP of power and 22 Nm of torque, paired to a 5-speed gearbox. This new 250cc single-cylinder engine could be liquid-cooled and will churn out a segment friendly 25-30 PS of power. The South Korean based automaker will be retailing the GT250R internationally alongside the GD250R that is set to come in later this year and hence the company will have two offerings in the quarter-litre space.

It will be interesting to see how the automaker positions either bikes without cannibalising each other’s sales. With a single-cylinder engine, the next generation Hyosung GT250R will be priced more competitively and will be locking horns against the KTM RC 200, Honda CBR250R and the likes. An updated and more aggressive styling is also a given for the quarter-litre bike. More details on the new GT250R and GT650R are expected to be revealed in the following months while the full blown spec sheet will be revealed at the EICMA motorcycle show in November.

2014 Hyosung GT250R Red
The GT250R’s twin-cylinder unit will be replaced by a single-cylinder engine producing 25-30 PS