Powered by a Vee-twin motor throwing heaps of torque at the rear wheel, does the new Hyosung GT250R from Korea pack in enough punch to challenge the might of its existing well-heeled 250cc rivals? We look for answers
Model: 2012 Hyosung GT250REngine: 249cc, Vee-twin, DOHC, air-cooled, 8-valvePower: 27PS @ 10,000rpmTransmission: 5-Speed, 1-Down/4-UpTorque: 22Nm @ 8,000rpmWeight: 188kgPower-to-weight ratio: 143.6PS/Tonne0 - 100km/h: 8.3secondsTop Speed: 149km/hFuel Efficiency: 25.7kmpl
While 2011 was a rather slow year with just three all-new motorcycles breaking cover, namely the Bajaj Boxer 150, the Hero Impulse and the Honda CBR250R, 2012 has witnessed an upbeat start with plenty of launches and more to come. The last couple of decades have witnessed action in the lower end of the Indian motorcycle spectrum, but now it seems that the larger capacity premium models are getting their due with the aspirational Indian buyer looking at motorcycles as more than just an economical mode of transport.
And while the pace of launches may not be as vibrant as in the lower segments, the 250cc class of motorcycles is certainly picking up pace rather quickly. With international players aiming to gain a foothold in the second largest motorcycle market in the world, the top-down strategy to establish one’s brand and then unleash the model line-up in a gradual manner seems to be working...read more »
May 23, 2012 By by Varad More Photography Kunal Khadse
Hyosung GT250R Highlights
The Hyosung GT250 does not have too many glitches and does exceedingly well when it comes to rewarding the rider with jollies, especially those who are looking for a 250cc no-nonsense super-sports, race-focused machine.