Hyosung to Re-Enter India, Solo

Remember the first traces of affordable ‘Big’ biking in India in this decade? It would definitely contain the 250cc Aquila and Comet which were brought in limited numbers by Kinetic, under its collaboration with Korea’s Hyosung Motors. Ever since biking enthusiasts have been craving for more. And here comes the good news.

According to CNBC, Hyosung is striking back and with a bigger bang this time. This time Hyosung is looking at bringing even bigger bikes to India.

Hyosung would be bringing in the monster sportsbike GT650R and the uber cool ST7 cruiser to the Indian market. And its not a big wait as they say, Hyosung would be in India by this month end or November starting.

Hyosung is also planning to assemble the bikes in Pune, Maharashtra to make the pricing even more competitive. And this time the Korean manufacturer has planned to play solo rather than under any collaboration. It would be fingers-crossed Diwali for me to wait for these bikes’ unveiling in India. I will list the specifications of these bikes for you to drool over:

Hyosung GT650R

Engine Type: Liquid cooled 90° V-twin DOHC, 4-valve per cylinder
Displacement (cc): 647
Compression Ratio: 11.6: 1
Max Power: 79 HP @ 9250 RPM
Max Torque: 67Nm @ 7250 RPM
Fuel System: Fuel Injection
Clutch: Wet Multiplate
Transmission: 6 speed

2010 Hyosung ST7

Engine Type: Liquid cooled 90° V-twin DOHC, 4-valve per cylinder
Displacement: 678.2cc
Compression Ratio: 11.5: 1
Fuel System: Fuel injection
Max Power: 62PS
Max Torque: 63Nm
Transmission: 5 Speed

– Saad Khan

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