DSK Hyosung, the newly formed partnership between South Korea’s S&T Motors and the Pune-based DSK Group to sell Hyosung-branded sports bikes launched the GT250R that is priced at Rs 2.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Hyosung GT250R is a 250cc four-stroke, air-and-oil-cooled V-twin engine that sports a short-stroke, DOHC powerplant that deploys four valves per cylinder. The 250cc engine delivers 28bhp at 10,000rpm, with a peak torque of 2.2kgm at 8000rpm, where in the rear wheel is mated to a five-speed gearbox.
Hyosung had a partnership with the Garware Group till recently that sold over 600 bikes last year and now DSK Hyusung has set a target to sell 3,000 bikes for the current financial year. Justin Lee, head of S&T Motors’ global marketing team told that “India is the most important market for S&T Motors now,”
The GT250Ris a full-fledged sports bike that looks like one and sounds like one. The GT250R gets a pair of useful adjustable rear-view mirrors on the fairing, large transparent visor that provides adequate protection when the rider corners at high speed, an LED tail-lamp, split rear grab bars and the chunky 150/70-section rear tyre adds to the motorcycle’s sporty character.
The company, which currently assembles the bikes in a facility acquired from Garware Motors, is in the process of acquiring land to set up a new plant. “We would like to purchase land in the Mumbai-Pune belt as it will be convenient to import kits through the JNPT port,” said Kulkarni.
The entry level segment is kicking-off with bikes getting affordable and shift in lifestyles. The GT250R is available in three colours – white-red, silver-red and red-black that will be in showrooms next week and deliveries will begin in two weeks. The GT250R competes with the likes of the Ninja 250 and the Honda CBR250R.