Earlier we said Pune based Garware motors is planning to introduce 250cc machine in India from the Hyosung stable and it is expected to hit Indian market by sometime in 2012. Before we wondered Hyosung may now re-launch a Comet 250cc with Full-faired version, because apart from this it did not had any other 250cc motorcycle in its global portfolio currently.
But now our friends over at the TMCBlog has been spotted the naked version of the Hyosung GT250 doing the testing rounds. The GT 250 is a naked bike unlike the GT 250R which is basically a sport bike. The images suggest that it would be pretty similar to the bigger FZ in terms of Headlamp design. But it’s a little different in terms of the outer tiny fairing offered around the headlamp. A close observation at this point can make readers go nostalgic. Wanna know why? It looks very similar to the Hyosung Comet which played a bad first innings in India.
The fuel tank is exactly the same from Comet. The seats are perfectly inspired from the Hyosung GT 650R. The split seat looks cool and hope the bike comes out to the market in the same way shown in the pics. The tyres though not as fat as FZ’s, looks pretty wide enough to offer a decent road grip.
The engine is an oil cooled 249cc twin cylinder 8 valve DOHC unit which produces 28.5hp @ 10,000 rpm. Mated to a 5-speed transmission, the best part of the package is it will not weigh more than 155 kg dry assuring a great power: weight ratio.
We’re expecting these motorcycles to be showcased at the upcoming 2012 Indian Auto Expo even as the Indian premium motorcycle market is showing signs of some real action in terms of both the number of products as well as the variety of products slated for launch in the 250cc-400cc segment.
Garware-Hyosung has indicated that the 250cc motorcycles that it will launch in India will be priced extremely competitively to give competition to the Honda CBR250R. Expect the price to be priced at around 1.8 to 2 lakhs. The price might be higher than the Honda CBR 250R owing to the fact, could become the least priced multi-cylinder motorcycles in the country.
Also see – Hyosung to launch 250cc-400cc bikes in India by 2012