The entry level, quarter-litre motorcycle segment will witness yet another product in the Indian two-wheeler market as Korean two-wheeler manufacturer Hyosung confirms its quarter-litre single-cylinder offering, the GD250R. But why the GD250R when the company already had the GT250R? The GD250R is mainly targeted to the cost conscious audience. So, to keep the prices in check, the GD250R receives a single-cylinder setup instead of the twin-cylinder on the GT250R.
It still boasts premium features such as projector headlights, upside down front suspensions and an underbelly exhaust to name a few. It also receives a side-mounted rear suspension. The front and rear receive petal disc brakes but unlike the GT250R’s dual front disc brakes, the GD250R gets a single disc setup.
The motorcycle will be available in the South African market very soon and we expect an India debut sometime next year. Coming to the power mill, the Hyosung GD250R comes with a 249cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder motor that would churn out nearly 28 PS at 9,500 RPM and 24.17 Nm of torque at 7,000 RPM. The engine will be mated to a six-speed gearbox. Expect the motorcycle to be priced between Rs 2-2.3 lakh.
The GD250R is Hyosung’s attempt to take on the likes of the Honda CBR250R and the KTM RC200. But can it manage to maintain its stand against the well settled players in the Indian market? That’s something what the time will answer. What do you think of the Hyosung GD250R. Let us know your thoughts and opinions through comments below. Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates from the motoring industry.
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