Hyosung, in a bid to carve out a bigger share in the entry level motorcycles globally has showcased the new GT300R and GV300. Essentially the evolved versions of the GT250R and Aquila 250 (link to review), these new bikes get re-bored engines with added displacement which should give them some extra juice.
Both the bikes sport the same 275 cc oil cooled, fuel injected 75 degree V-twin engine. It produces 28 PS of maximum power at 10,500 rpm and 23.5 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. The gear box is a 5 speed unit. Braking duties are seen by a 300 mm petal disc upfront and 230 mm petal at the rear. Dual channel ABS is standard on both the bikes (NOT on offer on the current 250s).
While the output figures are nothing to boast off, its the new designs that are interesting. The GT300R carries over the big-bike looks and Hyosung has imbibed a wee bit of aggressiveness with sharper headlamps (which resemble the GD series) and a pointed flowing tail. The mid section, however, gets those old curves which are so 2010 like!
The Cruiser looks impressive though with a flatter streamlined body which reminds us of Indian Motorcycles’ Scout. That extra flab and that truckloads of chrome is gone and there is this new-age feeling and it looks upto the times.
Also not specifically mentioned but it can be expected that the extra capacity has gone down to make the bike Euro 4 ready, since we do not see any major update in terms of power and torque figures.
The faired GT300R gets a 15 litre fuel tank while the cruiser gets a smaller 14 litre one. The present crop of quarter liter mills produce 26.6 PS of power and 21.37 Nm of torque on the cruiser and 28.4 PS of power and 22.07 Nm of torque on the faired bike.
Both these motorcycles are expected to come to India sometime next year and we hope DSK Hyosung prices them aggressively this time.
Images source: Evo India