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Old 13th February 2012, 10:55   #1
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Default Hysoung GT250R. Coming this May (2012)

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Here is a direct lift from MotorBeam -

The Pune based Garware Motorsí partnership with Korean motorcycle manufacturer, Hyosung got into a good kick start with the launch of 2 performance motorcycles, the Hyosung GT650R and the Hyosung ST7 in the Indian market. However, the limelight was snatched away by Bajaj when it launched the Kawasaki Ninja 650R at a killer pricing throwing all its competition away. Still Garware Motors is not ready to give up so soon and is arming itself to strike back in the 250cc segment with its performance motorcycle, the GT250R. The Hyosung GT250R has now more competition but Garware Motors plans to offer better finance schemes to woo prospective customers to their showrooms. The GT250R will be followed by the naked version of the GT250R known as the GT250.

The GT250R will be identical to the GT650R that we saw but will be employing a smaller displacement engine of 250cc. This 250cc V twin motor will be churning out a power output of 28.5 BHP at 10,000 RPM and deliver a maximum torque of 22.68 Nm at 8000 RPM. This high revving engine is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission box. With a high kerb weight of 171kgs and a wheelbase of 1445mm, the bike is sure to have its own road presence.

Overall, the bike is 2060mm long, 655mm wide and 1125mm high and has a fuel tank capacity of 17 litres. The bike rides on 110/70-17 54H tires at the front and 150/70 69H tires at the rear. It is expected to be available in 3 colour combinations; Red+Black, Grey+Black and Black. With the 250cc segment becoming a much sought after segment presently, Hyosung will surely have a challenging time ahead to gain market share especially with big players like Honda and Kawasaki already present in that segment.

Source - Hyosung GT250R Launch In March 2012 | MotorBeam - Indian Car Bike News & Reviews


Now the question is -

How MUCH for the GT250 ?

I am actually torn between the CL 500 and the GT250, so guys any inputs would be highly valuable.

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Old 13th February 2012, 11:37   #2
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Default Re: Garware to Launch the GT250 and GT250R Soon.

Thanks for the link, looks like it will be tough competitor to Honda CBR 250.

The majority of people will be waiting to read long-term reviews of this brand before proceeding to buy though.
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Default Re: Garware to Launch the GT250 and GT250R Soon.

I too heard that its gonna be here within 2 months ( as was told by the dealer @ Cochin).

If they could price the bigger bike @ 4.X lac , this should come within 1.5lac OTR max to sell since we now have Honda/Duke on the market for similar price.

And between CL 500 and GT250; if you want peppiness/handling/fun a smaller bike liek GT should do. For comfort cursing, the CL rules. Also look into factors like a.s.s.

This is from my observation since now I long to buy a CL or so for highway rides.
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I too heard that its gonna be here within 2 months ( as was told by the dealer @ Cochin).

If they could price the bigger bike @ 4.X lac , this should come within 1.5lac OTR max to sell since we now have Honda/Duke on the market for similar price.

And between CL 500 and GT250; if you want peppiness/handling/fun a smaller bike liek GT should do. For comfort cursing, the CL rules. Also look into factors like a.s.s.

This is from my observation since now I long to buy a CL or so for highway rides.
Thanks for the inputs, JK.

I highly doubt that the 250 will be available for 1.5 OTR, we got the Honda single for more than that, a V Twin not logically possible, unless Garware want to create a riot in the 250 segment.

My safe bet would suggest 1.7L Ex Showroom, which in itself would be very competitive.
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Default Re: Garware to Launch the GT250 and GT250R Soon.

The gt250r is a decent product from the manufacturer. the styling is very neat and has on par class performance. is comfortable and handles well too , but the fit and finish is very very average and the bike in general is made badly. if anyone is in the market for a 250cc the ninja is definitely the one to go for.
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The gt250r is a decent product from the manufacturer. the styling is very neat and has on par class performance. is comfortable and handles well too , but the fit and finish is very very average and the bike in general is made badly. if anyone is in the market for a 250cc the ninja is definitely the one to go for.
But it costs almost double the price of its competitor.
Ninja 650 @4.5L makes a hell lot of sense over 250 @~3L
Having ridden the previous gen Comet 250,it would be a great buy at even 1.7L

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@ akshay - A quality product will always demand premium. kawasaki may have gone slightly overboard with the 250's pricing but it makes sense to spend more and buy peace of mind. i ve ridden the present gt250r and though its a good product i just could not stand its fit and finish or rather lack of it. to me it looked like a bike which would disintegrate in about 2 years time of using it. However , lets wait and see the pricing and the final product once its launched.
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Default Re: Garware to Launch the GT250 and GT250R Soon.

More updates on the launch, probably as soon as MAY !!

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Now, in an attempt to acquire a greater chunk of the Indian market, Hyosung is planning to bring in the GT250R. The news is that the new quarter liter class bike will be launched in a couple of months! The bookings for the bike will open in May 2012. This bike can sure be a lethal threat to the much publicized japs and the GT250R will play a younger sibling to the GT650R. The bike will be priced in INR 1.7-2 lakhs and the smaller capacity variant of the GT650R will retain the V-Twin engine configuration of the GT650R. Hyosungís quarter litre bike has a DOHC layout and fuel injection. The motor produces a peak power of 29 Bhp and a maximum peak power of 22 Nm. These figures slots the bike bang in the middle of Ninja 250R and CBR 250Rís performance territory.

Source: Garware Hyosung all set to launch the GT250R. Bookings to open in May.
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Check out SCOOP: India bound Hyosung GT250Rs! - xBhp.com : The Global Indian Biking Community for various colour options. This 250CC bike looks big and red model looks hot. Looks like 500CC bike. Quality levels in the pictures look better than current 650R.

Also checkout Honda CBR250R vs. Hyosung GT250R vs. Kawasaki Ninja 250R | MC Comparison - Motorcyclist Magazine

The review says GT250R is all show and no go.
Ninja250R is the best 1/4 litre sportsbike and CBR250R is most practical and best VFM.
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The review says GT250R is all show and no go.
Ninja250R is the best 1/4 litre sportsbike and CBR250R is most practical and best VFM.
Think it would be unfair to pitch the CBR against the twins? Feel Ninja Vs GTR should be more of it. Would there be any indications of the pricing? Am sure Garware folks would like to duck under the Ninja pricing as their brand value is not amongst the best two-wheeler manufacturer.

Please ignore see that it its tentatively priced at 1.7-2 Lakhs.
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Default Re: Garware to Launch the GT250 and GT250R Soon.

Thanks djay!!
Awesome pics there and it looks so damn hot in the red and black avatar!!
But when will Yamaha respond with it's 250cc engine bike.
As of now, Hyosung looks the best in 250cc category.
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Think it would be unfair to pitch the CBR against the twins? Feel Ninja Vs GTR should be more of it. Would there be any indications of the pricing? Am sure Garware folks would like to duck under the Ninja pricing as their brand value is not amongst the best two-wheeler manufacturer.
Even if Garware prices GT250R under 2 Lacs, i am not sure how many are going to buy. Main reason is quality issue and fit and finish being poor compared to peers. Quality levels on new GT250R looks better than current 650 series but Hyosung as a company still struggles to create a quality product. It may happen over a period of time.
If they do not price it well then a customer will chose to pay 60 to 80K extra for a japanese bike which is almost trouble free. But looks of GT250R are much better than N250 IMO. Specially the fully red version.

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Thanks djay!!
Awesome pics there and it looks so damn hot in the red and black avatar!!
But when will Yamaha respond with it's 250cc engine bike.
As of now, Hyosung looks the best in 250cc category.
Looks like Yamaha is adopting a wait and watch show. Not good for consumers
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Default Re: Garware to Launch the GT250 and GT250R Soon.

djay -

The thing here is the gap between 2L and 3L, for many the gap is not bridgeable, if the GT250 is launched at 1.7L Ex Showroom and costs 2L OTR, it'll cheaper than the Ninja by 1.1L, that to me HUGE for many and only a few might not consider the gap for a quality product.

Adding more to it, these are not commuter bikes, so not many miles would be logged hence the issues might not crop in for the 1st owner.

1.7L is very tempting, I saw a yellow comet a few days back and man it looks huge and awesome, I wish they could get the round headlights back on the GT250.

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The thing here is the gap between 2L and 3L, for many the gap is not bridgeable, if the GT250 is launched at 1.7L Ex Showroom and costs 2L OTR, it'll cheaper than the Ninja by 1.1L, that to me HUGE for many and only a few might not consider the gap for a quality product.
If Garware choose to price GT250R at 1.7Lacs then they can sell it in good numbers.
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Current GT250R has vertically stacked projector lamp. It looks amazing. Have never seen a projector light setup in a 250CC bike
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Default Hysoung GT250R Coming this may

I do not see much discussion on the GT250R. The bike is looker and poser and we need to see if it can perform decently. if it is and is priced aggressively, I am sure this will heat up the 250 segment.

I also like the subtle design in the new GT250

Hyosung's GT250R Comet all set to strike!

What do you guys think?
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