Hyosung has definitely had a tasted the success in India with its current range of bikes. But considering that their smallest offering is the GT250R which is a 249cc engine they are still missing out on a quite larger and fast moving segment and that is the 125cc segment. Considering the trend and the demand Hyosung is planning to launch a bike in the 125cc segment specifically for the Indian market. The joint venture between Hyosung and DSK has been working-out well, and they also seem to keep it going on.
Considering the prospects of the future growth the current assembly unit at Wai will be shifted to Karad where a new factory spreading over 100 acres of land will be set-up. This factory in future will also serve as a manufacturing unit in future rather than just an assembly unit. Currently the Hyosung bikes are brought in as CKD unit which helps Hyosung in keeping the price of their bikes in line with the competition. Once some localisation is done, the price of the bikes can be brought down even further.
Although not much details of the 125cc bike is revealed, but once the bike is successful in India, an export version of the same bike can be a good move.
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Source – AutoCarIndia