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Old 21st November 2008, 08:40   #1
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Default APZoom says Check this Out :) - New 250 cc Sportsbike in India Comet GT 250


Should R15 get worried? where is the KAWA 250 R r Honda 250CBR



The most desirable motorcycle in India has arrived. If you love sportsbikes, your prayer has finally been answered. Welcome the high spec, high performance sportsbike Comet 250

The Comet 250 made by Hyosung Motors , brings breakthrough technology and performance with its 250cc, v-twin , 8 valve, oil-cooled engine that gives 27 bhp power, 21 Nm torque and a top speed crossing 140 kph. The Comet 250, India's only speedster with advance technology like upside down front suspension, 5 step adjustable rear monoshock and much more takes the motorcycles scene in India to a new level!
The first real sportsbike in India, the Comet is priced at Rs. 1.67lacs (ex showroom, everywhere except in Hyderabad where it is Rs. 1.63 lacs); and is available only as a “limited edition” bike in select cities only.

If you are interested in the Comet, please send us an email at jane@kineticindia.com for more details


The Comet sports the following world class features :
  • The large sized bike has a naked sportster styling inspired by Ducati Monster motorcycles and dazzles with its perfect proportions and a massive sculpted petrol tank.
  • The Comet 250 will be available in three striking colors red, black and yellow.
  • The Comet features a very high tech 250cc, v-twin, liquid cooled, 8 valve engine (which uses roller bearing camshafts, chain-driven DOHC valve gear operating on four valve per cylinder heads and using dual squish combustion chambers for optimum volumetric efficiency and twin down draught Mikuni CV carburettors for fuelling ).
  • high spec suspension - meaty inverted forks upfront with a magnesium finish to the outer tubes and a monoshock rear suspension.
  • Rectangular steel cradle frame finished in silver chassis
  • The most powerful brakes - 300 mm front disc, 230 mm rear disc.
  • 6 spoke alloy wheels finished in white .
  • Massive tubeless tyres (110 section up front and 150 section at the rear).
  • Standard electric start.
  • A sporty riding position that keeps most of the riders weight neutral and importantly off the wrists.
  • The Comet project initially started as a 250 and 650 based around the same cycle parts and hence (for the 250) every bit is oversized and over specced. Swing a leg over the Comet and she feels more like a 600 than a 250.
  • 1430mm wheelbase.
  • The differences in rim size (3-inch front to 4-inch rear) make for a quick turning bike.
  • The preload is adjustable on the rear suspension. The suspension of such mono-shock bikes can be set up for individual riders.

The Comet, technically :

ENGINE TYPE : Twin Cylinder Vee – Oil cooled
4-stroke Displacement : 250 cc Cylinder arrangement : Vertical V – 2 ( 75°) Maximum Power : 20.0 kw ( @ 27 bhp) @ 10000 rpm Maximum Torque : 21 N-m @ 7500 rpm Bore x Stroke : 57 mm x 48.8 mm Compression Ratio : 10.1 +0.2 : 1 Carburettor : MIKUNI BDS 26 Valve train : SOHC - 2 Valves per cylinder : 4 valves x 2 cylinders Power to weight ratio : 0.159 bhp/kg Starting : Electric start Ignition : Electronic CDI : Spark ignition Clutch : Wet Mechanical Multi plate type Transmission : 5 speed Gear Box CHASSIS Type : Steel Super Rectangular Section dual cradle perimeter frame SUSPENSION Front : Inverted type Telescopic Hydraulic, with magnesium finish to the outer tubes
Rear : Monoshock rear Hydraulically damped, 5 - stage Adjustable BRAKES Front : Dia 300 mm DISC Rear : Dia 210 mm DISC Brake fluid WHEELS AND TYRES Rim size (Front) : J17xMT 3.00 Rim size (Rear) : J17xMT 4.00 Tyre size (Front) : 110/70 - 17 Tyre size (Rear) : 150/70 - 17 Tyre makes : Imported (shinko, tubeless) DIMENSIONS Length : 2080 mm Width : 760 mm Height : 1120 mm Wheelbase : 1455 mm Saddle height : 795 mm Ground clearance : 180 mm Kerb weight : 170 Kg ( Dry 155)
Where and how can I get the Comet:
  • The Comet is available in select cities at select Kinetic dealerships only:
    • Bombay
    • Delhi
    • Bangalore
    • Chennai
    • Kolkatta
    • Guwahati
    • Coimbatore
    • Chandigarh
    • Pune
    • Hyderabad
  • Kinetic will take care of all import related and homologation related formalities
  • EX showroom price of the bike is Rs. 1,67,000( except Hyderabad where it is 1,63,000). This price will include all import customs duties, but registration, insurance are extra.
  • The bookings are open only for restricted time.
  • For list of authorized dealers, please email us at: jane@kineticindia.com
What the press speaks:
  • "Easily the most desirable two wheeler money can buy in India"
    Autocar India
  • "world-standard sportsbike bristling with value"
    - Autocar India
  • Life on the Comet begins where tacho needles on other bikes die of vertigo. And the surge of power can be seriously addictive.
    - Business Standard Motoring
  • "Those of you who cry hoarse for true sportsbikes, quit making excuses save up and make trails on your personal Comet.."
    - Autocar India
  • "The comet GT250 is superior to anything weve seen"
    Autocar India
  • Finally a pukka sport bike !
    Overdrive
  • There is no doubt that the Comet is by far the best looking performance bike ever sold in India
    Auto India
  • "The long wait is finally over. The wait for a genuine top drawer sports bike that has the pace and dynamic ability to finally live up to the sports tag."
    - Overdrive
  • Plainly put, the Comet doesnt have any competition in the country!
    Overdrive
  • Heres the thing with the Comet its really rather good. It will be when introduced the best looking motorcycle in the country.
    Business Standard Motoring
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Ok i dont get this? Is comet being launched again? or is this old news? Please throw some light as i fail to understand the meaning of this post.
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have they launched it again or this is just the old website? cause the sebsite does mention the date.
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The site even shows the Aquila and the Stryker (long dead) as being available too.

Duh? Didnt Mahindra buy Kinetic over?
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This link has been on the site for ages .....
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so what is it! Has the comet been relaunched?
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^ no , just that they haven't uploaded the site for quite some time now.There has been no news of a relaunch of comet.
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so what is it! Has the comet been relaunched?
No, Nahi, Non, Nein, Het
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Seems like he discovered the website a few years late
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i checked with a showroom and Comet and aquila are made on order.there is a wait period.
But Comet is an awesome bike..some offered me a 2006 Comet for 90K and i refused.Now i regret.
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i checked with a showroom and Comet and aquila are made on order.there is a wait period.
Are you sure? because i am 99.9% certain that this info is incorrect.

Moreover they were never made here , but imported.

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Seems like he discovered the website a few years late
hahahhahahah!



hillram Which showroom ? They never made in India,the bike was imported in small numbers to promote the kinetic brand
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The website is old & no new Comets are getting sold

@hillram: They probably told that because at that time(if it was last year or so else its a lie) they might have had some unsold stock.

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