Hyosung and DSK Motowheels has launched their all new 250 cc superbike, GT250Rin India with a price tag of R 275,000 (ex-showroom). GT250R is an aesthetically styled sports bike that demands attention, needless to say it has got a fair bit of what it’s deserved. The 17 liter fuel tank is impressive and so are the twin disc brakes. In place is a 4-stroke oil cooled V Twin engine. Engine output figures read 28 bhp at 10,000rpm and 22 Nm torque at 8,000 rpm.
It takes 9.96 seconds for the GT250R to accelerate from 0-100kmph in standing start. 17″ Shinko tires helps the superbike keep traction on various surfaces. Palm grips are excellent and adjustable rearview mirror fairly good. Upside-down telescopic forks adorn the front and an adjustable monoshock sits pretty at the rear end.
In India even sportsbikes are given their vote based on fuel efficiency, and Hoyosung’s GT 250 scores high in this department. At 26.4 kpl in city traffic environments and 33.5 kpl on highway this bike impresses. Clutch control is not the best and could have been better but the other aspects of GT 250R more than make up for this damper.
Sportsbike riding position is comfortable. Overall, this bike is a power performer that will evoke interest of motorbike enthusiasts.
Main competitor of Hyosung GT250R in India is Honda’s CBR250R, which is powered by a single cylinder engine and is priced at Rs 1.44 lacs (without ABS) and Rs 1.69 lacs (with ABS). Not only Honda CBR250R is cheaper, it is surprisingly faster than the new Hyosung GT250R. Honda CBR250R does a 0-100 kmph in just 8.97 seconds.