Hyosung to Launch a 250cc V-Twin Motorcycle in India by 2012

Ninja was the first quarter litre bike in India, legally. It created a segment of its own. But the high price turned many people off. Then Honda decided to capitalize on this opportunity by launching CBR250R for less than 2 Lakhs. However as many would agree, it cannot compete with Ninja because it has a V-Twin 2 Cylinder Parallel Twin engine while CBR250R only has a single cylinder.

Now how about a Twin engine at less than 2 Lakhs? Excited? However you need to let go of the brand affinity and settle for the not so stellar Hyosung. From the following words it seems that the price of the Hyosung’s quarter litre will be almost close to CBR250R.

The managing director of Garware Motors, Diya Garware Ibanez said: “We are discussing with SNT Motors (owners of the Hyosung) to see how the volumes work out for our two models. We will follow the launch with the naked version of the GT 650R later in the year, followed by the 250cc models next year. With regard to pricing of the 250cc, we have to be right up there with the best selling models like the (Honda) CBR 250. Other models of Hyosung could also follow, as there is a big portfolio of models to choose from.”