Hyosung GT250R : The Korean Strikes Back

As we all know that Indian biking has just got a new cute green baby that will make the rider go green and greener every time when he revs up the engine, now it’s time to go red and pale with the GT250R, yes it’s the Korean manufacturer with his Hyosung GT 250R that will soon hit the Indian roads marking another moment in Indian motorcycling history.

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Although Hyosung didn’t much care about the comet and Aquila customers in India now that they feel sorry, that they have realized that there is a big growth of potential sales figures in Indian market, and soon they will come with the GT250R as a direct competitor to the Japanese Kawasaki Ninja 250R with optimum service and spared back-up.

Engine: As the specs and details of Ninja is all available in the net, let’s see about this red baby in detail. The bike comes with full fairing that makes it look like the breed of 600’s and definitely not a 250 cc one separated men from the boys. The engine is an oil cooled DOHC 4-valve 90° V-twin 249 cc that churns out 27 Hp @ 10500 rpm. The max torque of this bike is just amazing that as it produces 16.73 lb/ft of raw torque @ 8000 rpm.

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The fuel system is twin carburetor mikuni BDS26 that is available in the U.S models. The only downside is that the bike has only five gears and for the sixth gear enthusiasts I’m sorry that you can’t do anything about this. But Hyosung can also bring out their EFI variant that gives a little more values than these without the need of the sixth gear.

Exhaust: The exhaust is an all aluminium canister and stainless with a design of two into one for maximum power and low end torque.

Brakes: The bike comes with a greater stopping power. Equipped with 300mm semi floating discs with two piston calipers in the front and a single 230 mm two piston caliper disc in the rear. The bike also sports a mono rear suspension that is preload adjustable and the characteristic upside down telescopic forks on the front as seen in the comet adds real character to the bike.

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Tyres: The bike comes with quality rubber with a front size of 110/70-17 54H and a massive 150/70-17 69H rear will give all the grip one wants in all the extreme conditions. The bike that churns out 27hp with 16.73 lb/ft of raw torque just weights 171 kgs and one must be able to calculate the pulling power.

The bike also has a lot of gizmos and innovations like the dual lateral bar frame designed to reduce weight and lower the center of gravity, a two stage headlight projection beam for greater visibility in the nights and also the first of the kind Vacuum fluorescent display which is only used in luxury automobiles.

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Although no one knows when this baby will get launched and what will be the expected price, I’m pretty sure that the lime green will get a red devil companion to do a serious comparo with.

– Ram

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