Hyosung GD250R launch will give the Korean brand a much needed push in India…
Hyosung is no more with DSK and they have moved back to Kinetic as their new partner. Kinetic Motoroyale will kick start Hyosung’s operations soon. A report at Autocar reveals that they will sell Mirage – V-twin cruiser along with the more interesting faired GD250 R sports motorcycle.
Hyosung GD250R launch
This is not the first time you would be hearing about GD 250R. Back at the Auto Expo in 2014, Hyosung showcased its naked version, called as the GD 250N. DSK confirmed that they had plans to launch both the faired and the naked siblings in India. While Hyosung already had a presence in the quarter litre segment with their GT 250R, with the GDs they had plans to bring the fight closer to the Dukes and others with a single cylinder motor.
In fact, things went onto the local testing stage. BikeAdvice is the only publication which shared the first ever (and the only) spy shots of the Hyosung GD 250R from India back in 2015 (the ones you see on this page).
The GD250R sports a single cylinder DOHC engine producing 28 bhp of maximum power and 25 Nm of peak torque, all this at a kerb weight of only 138 kgs – this is a significant betterment when compared with the bulky twin cylinder GT 250R.
The new GD series are the most modern motorcycles by Hyosung and should be better built with more zest than the twin cylinder GTs. Since these are single cylinders, we also expect them to be reasonably cheaper.
In terms of design, it does have the puffs and the muscle to lure the common big-bike-look lovers. It gets dual-headlamps with projectors, under-belly exhaust, split seats, petal disc brakes, a large visor and a prominent white visible mono-shock.
Unlike the GT250R, Motoroyale will have to price the faired GD competitively to be able to rake in some volumes. An ex-showroom price tag of around Rs 1.6-1.7 Lakhs is what could make it an interesting prospect in the growing 250-400cc segment.
Apart from this, Kinetic Motoroyale has recently launched SWM & FB Mondial in India!