The Kawasaki 650cc Green bomb has surely done enough damage to its direct competitor in the current market which is the Korean Hyosung GT650R. By pricing the Ninja 650R Kawasaki has played a very smart move indeed which enforced the Korean bike maker to include more localized parts in the bike so that they can manage the low costs.
Hyosung yesterday said that they will also enter the lower cubic capacity market specially the 250cc and the 400cc. Shrikant Patankar Company’s President said that “We will be launching three new models which may have engine capacity of 250 CC and 400 CC. This launch will happen next year.”
Hyosung now plans to enter a race where the Kawasaki Ninja 250 and the Honda CBR 250 are already giving each other a cut throat competition. Where the Ninja is sold as a track focused performer and the Honda is sold as value for money product.
With the current ST 7 and GT650R Hyosung has still not been able to penetrate the market, so entering the 250cc market is surely going to give the Korean bike maker a tough time. Also there will be the 400cc bike, a segment which is still untouched in the Indian market. The new products will be launched by end of next year.
Hyosung along with Garware have an assembly facility in Pune with an investment of 22 crore and capacity of 8 – 10 bikes per day. A 400 twin with more than 40 bhp, with a price of around Rs 3 lakh, do you think that’s enough for us Indians? Would you buy it at that price?
Source : FE