India’s entry-level performance bike segment is abuzz with new models from different two-wheeler manufacturers.
Kawasaki, Honda and Bajaj have introduced the Ninja, CBR250 and Pulsar 200NS, respectively, to the country’s enthusiasts, who have appreciated the bikes and set the cash registers ringing. It’s DSK Motors, Hyosung’s new Indian partners, whose turn it is now to exploit the surging demand with the GT250R. You might remember that Hyosung recently broke up with Garware Motors and tied up with DSK Motors.
The company has launch the 250-cc performance bike today in Mumbai with a price tag of Rs 2.75 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi) and bookings are already open now. The bike is identical to the GT650R, except for a smaller motor which churns out 28.89 PS of peak power and 22.68 Nm of torque.
DSK Motors and Hyosung are planning to assemble the next batch of GT250Rs in India itself in the coming eighteen months which would bring the cost of the bike down to around Rs 1.5 lakh. The company will leave no stones unturned to make the 250 a success and will also offer tempting finance schemes to woo buyers. A naked version of the bike, called the GT250, will be launched soon thereafter. The competition is becoming fiercer in this segment and we hope other manufacturers also join the fray. For our complete road test of the Hyosung GT 250R, and how it fares vis-a-vis the Honda CBR 250R, pick up the June issue of Bike India today.