DSK MotoWheels-Hyosung launches the 2012 GT250R sportsbike at a price of INR 2.75 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi
DSK MotoWheels-Hyosung has just launched the 2012 Hyosung GT250R sportsbike at a price of INR 2.75 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. DSK-Hysoung’s latest motorcycle for the Indian market is pitted directly against the Kawasaki Ninja 250R rather than the Honda CBR250R, given the GT250R’s pricing being on the higher side. The 2012 Hyosung GT250R comes with a V-Twin four stroke engine producing 28 Bhp of peak power and 23 Nm of peak torque. The engine is air cooled with an oil cooler recirculating the oil through a radiator to ensure that temperatures are kept in check.
However, the V-Twin engine does get a 4 valves/cylinder and DOHC layout in terms of technology, along with fuel injection. That said, the lack of liquid cooling means that the GT250R is still a generation behind the Kawasaki Ninja 250R’s parallel twin engine which comes with liquid cooling. The 250cc V-Twin engine on the GT250R is mated to a five speed gearbox. The rest of the specifications are quite impressive on the GT250R and these include upside down front forks, twin disc brakes up front with a single disc brake at the rear and a monoshock suspension layout at the rear.
The motorcycle weighs a portly 188 kilograms and in terms of size, it is much more substantial than both the Honda CBR250R and the Kawasaki Ninja 250R as the GT250R is essentially a GT650R with a 250cc engine. The motorcycle will be available at all 18 DSK-Hyosung(previously Garware-Hyosung) dealers across the country right from today, when bookings will officially open. Deliveries will begin in the next two weeks with the motorcycles reaching showrooms in the next 5 days. The 2012 Hyosung GT250R will be available in three twin tone colors; white-red, red-black and silver-red.
By the looks of it, DSK-Hyosung, which has now taken over Garware’s assembly unit at Wai, Maharashtra, is yet to begin CKD assembly of the engine and transmission of the GT250R. The rest of the motorcycle will be assembled the CKD route though. This explains the higher price tag of INR 2,75 lakhs, which quite frankly could make the GT250R a slow mover, especially when the more powerful Kawasaki Ninja 250R is available for a few thousand rupees more. That said, DSK-Hyosung do have some very aggressive localization plans and that should bring the prices down in the longer term. Watch this space.