Where the bike truly impresses is when it comes to shedding speed. Its twin 300-mm dia discs at the front do a phenomenal job of pulling the bike down from any speed. They feel progressive too, so that you are always aware of whether the tyres are at the point where they might lock up. There is a 230-mm disc at the rear too, but, honestly speaking, you don’t really need that. The front discs are more than sufficient for stopping. In fact, we never needed to touch the rear brake lever at all over the couple of days that we rode the bike.
The Hyosung GT250R is sold for just over Rs 3 lakh, and, sure enough, you could get a quarter-litre class motorcycle for a full lakh rupees less. But if you wish to stand out in the pack with a machine that is good-looking and does reasonably on all other parameters, then the Hyosung makes a good case for itself.