Hyosung Motors are preparing a slew of new models as we’ve seen at EICMA 2013. Of particular interest to us is the new GD250, which will be offered in ‘N’ naked street guise and ‘R’ fully-faired guise.
With the GT250R already in India, we have already become familiar with the V-twin quarter-litre offering which gives a big-bike feel. However, the new GD250 line will use a single cylinder motor, but the numbers it brings are promising indeed. The 249cc single makes a similar 28.8 PS as its twin counterpart in India, but a higher 25.1 Nm of torque. The good news is that these peak output numbers come in at 8,500 rpm and 7,000 rpm respectively; a very usable rev band indeed. The arrival of this bike in India will surely spell success for the Korean company. On one hand, will be the 250-twin at a shade over Rs 3 lakh, whereas on the other, the 250-single could be priced in the same range as the Honda CBR250R.
Hyosung also unveiled a 125cc offering, the MH7, powered by a 13-PS 125cc motor. This one’s quite a looker too, but considering the fact that, if assembled in India, the CKD policies would inflate its price tag to beyond what many consider reasonable, and push it into the seriously expensive bracket.
What is clear is that the Hyosung GT650N, R and the GT250R will soon have some sporty company behind the showroom panes and on the streets!
Story: Jim Gorde