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Old 13th June 2012, 14:53   #1
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Default Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh

Today, DSK Motowheels launched the Hyosung GT250R in the Indian market.
The bike has been priced at INR 2,75,000 Ex-Showroom Delhi.

Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-opening.jpg

What you'll like:
  • A powerful V-twin 250cc bike for 2.75 lakh.
  • Looks big for its segment. Easily makes you believe that its more than a 600cc. (Reason: Shares the GT650R platform)
  • Dual projector head lamps, dual disc brakes & a very soft and comfortable seat.

What you won't:
  • Poor build quality. Inconsistent panel gaps and horrible stickers all across.
  • 5-speed gearbox in a time where commuter segment 150cc bikes offer 6-speed.
  • Poor brand value. Resale value will be pathetic.

High Points:
  • Looks massive. Probably the biggest looking bike in the 250cc Segment.
  • Will be available across all the 18 dealerships of DSK-Hyosung by next week. Deliveries will begin later this month.
  • Available in three colours: Flaming Snow (White & Red), Red Raven (Black & Red) and Silver Fox (Silver & Red).
  • The price will reduce significantly after the localisation begins within 18 months. Mr. Shirhsh Kulkarni (Director, DSK Motowheels Pvt Ltd.) has mentioned that the price could come down to almost half. Plans are to set up a facility in the Mumbai-Pune region so as to make use of the JNPT Port.
  • Apart from the GT250R, the other Hyosung bikes to reach the Indian 2 wheeler market this year would be the GV250 & GV650 cruiser bikes.

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Features:
The GT250R is powered by a 250cc, 4 stroke, 8 valve, oil cooled V-twin engine. It produces a peak power of 27.6 BHP @ 10,000 RPM along with 22.07Nm of torque @ 8000 RPM.
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-engine.jpg

Has a digital speedometer along with an analogue tachometer.
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-speedo.jpg

Twin projector headlamps.
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-dual-projector-headlamp.jpg

Notice that the red-line is at 10,500 RPM.
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-10500-redline.jpg

Adjustable rider foot-pegs.
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-adjustible-rider-foot-pegs.jpg

Air vents.
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-air-dam.jpg

Clip-on handle bar is nice and chunky. Makes you feel like you are holding on to something substantial.
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-clip-handle-bar.jpg

Comet stickering. (Nowhere will you see the GT250R nomenclature)
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-comet-stickers.jpg

The exhaust pipe has a nice up-swept angle.
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-exhaust.jpg

150mm Radial - tubeless tyres at the back.
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-fat-rear-tyre.jpg

Reach adjustment only for the front brake lever.
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-front-brake-lever-reach-adjustment.jpg

Dual front disc brakes.
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-front-double-disc.jpg

Inverted forks at the front.
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-front-inverted-suspension.jpg

Radiator. (Oil Cooled engine)
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-oil-cooled.jpg

Rear Disc brake.
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-rear-disc.jpg

Rear hydraulic mono suspension.
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-rear-mono-suspension.jpg

Classy looking design for the rear view mirrors.
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-rvm.jpg

One of the best features on the GT250R - The soft seats.
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-seats.jpg

LED Tail lamp.
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-tail-lamp.jpg

Hyosung stickering on the 17 litre tank.
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-tank-hyosung.jpg

Dotted - rubberised finish on the wind deflector.
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-wind-deflector.jpg

The distinctly wide gap between the tank and the frame is a big let down for a bike in this category.
Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh-panel-gaps.jpg

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Default Re: Hyosung GT250R: Big Boy Launched @ 2.75 Lakh

I not sure how many will like.It is your inference or declaration !
"What you'll like:
  • A powerful V-twin 250cc bike for 2.75 lakh. "
Its kind of oxymoron . The original comet 250 cc was 1.5 ex showroom. I don't get their strategy .They again got the pricing wrong . It should have been under 2 lakhs .
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I don't know if its the pictures but bike looks kinda cheap. Isn't a brand new bike supposed to be all shining particularly at the launch. The black color looks very uninspiring. But I have seen a GT650R on the road and it looked and sounded awesome. Maybe we should wait for more pictures before judging the quality. Overall I feel disappointed especially with the price.
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* A powerful V-twin 250cc bike for 2.75 lakh.

I dont know how will anyone like this, it clearly in Ninja 250 category and Nija wins hands down in all fields.
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* A powerful V-twin 250cc bike for 2.75 lakh.

I dont know how will anyone like this, it clearly in Ninja 250 category and Nija wins hands down in all fields.
Not all. Like any V twin versus a similar capacity Parallel twin, this bike has a lot more torque. That counts for something in pulling power and ridability. Though I agree, I would never consider this bike at 2.75 Lacs, and not only because its a Hyosung.
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I not sure how many will like.It is your inference or declaration !
"What you'll like:
  • A powerful V-twin 250cc bike for 2.75 lakh. "
Its kind of oxymoron . The original comet 250 cc was 1.5 ex showroom. I don't get their strategy .They again got the pricing wrong . It should have been under 2 lakhs .
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* A powerful V-twin 250cc bike for 2.75 lakh.

I dont know how will anyone like this, it clearly in Ninja 250 category and Nija wins hands down in all fields.
I guess we all know that it does not have a shot at success, not at these prices at least. It would have had a fair chance, with a price of around 2L.

This would have been a major reason for Garware Motors exiting the business - just days before the launch of the most awaited 250R.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...s-hyosung.html
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* A powerful V-twin 250cc bike for 2.75 lakh.

I dont know how will anyone like this, it clearly in Ninja 250 category and Nija wins hands down in all fields.
Agree, me not likey either, pricing is way off the mark and so is the quality. I would rather go for ninja 250r just for build quality, brand and snob value. Ofcourse , Ninja iwll be way more reliable in longer run.
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Costlier than Ninja 250 right ? Ninja is 2.69L Ex Showroom Delhi right ?

A Big Thumbs Down!
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I like the projector headlamps and the dual front discs on the bike. Apart from this nothing much.

Quality wise the CBR 250R and the Ninja steal the show.

Lets see how the market responds to the Comet and what could be the price drop on localisation, moreover if they improve on the quality, panel gaps.

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I'll say Killer Pricing!!! Just that the price might kill the product itself.

PS - Don't want to compare with N250R or C250R
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Costlier than Ninja 250 right ? Ninja is 2.69L Ex Showroom Delhi right ?

A Big Thumbs Down!
Ninja is 2.96L ex showroom.
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This indeed is "KILLER" pricing -

The product has been given a death blow right at the inception of it's venture on the Indian shores.

Pardon me on this, but who the hell would buy the GT over the Ninja with a higher pricing, no sane person to me would.

An OTR of 2L and this would have sold like a hot cake.

PS: MODS - There is an existing thread for the GT250, request for a merger.

Here is the other thread -

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...ay-2012-a.html (Hysoung GT250R. Coming this May (2012))

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