Since a long while we awaited the smallest Hyosung member yet, the Hyosung GT250R and finally here it is. DSK has launched the GT250R in Mumbai today and we have all the information that you would like to know about this new baby sports bike. First impression of the bike is that it has got a great appeal to it and a strong road presence, thanks to the radical design cues adopted by Hyosung. It looks massive when compared to Kawasaki Ninja 250R and Honda CBR250R.
Engine & Transmission
It equips a 246 CC 8 valve DOHC twin cylinder engine which can produce 27.61 BHP of max power at 10,000 RPM and a max torque of 22.7 Nm at 8000 RPM. It sounds great we believe, even better than the Ninja and CBR. The engine rattles at high RPMs but when compared to its elder sibling, the Hyosung GT650N, the vibrations are too less which indeed is great. The engine is mated to a 5 speed transmission which is a little disappointing and as it occasionally jumps to neutral while shifting from 1st to 2nd gear.
image – Hyosung GT250R Sports Bike
Performance Ride & Handling
At 188 Kg the bike is quite heavy and all this affects its performance. But the weight does helps the bike in some areas, especially when it comes to high speed stability. At corners the bike feels heavy but the overall ride quality is plush. The front wheel play is limited which inevitable leaves the bike taking an appreciable amount of space while going around corners. Another thing is one has to take his hands off THE levers when turning the bike at extreme angles. The brakes do not work as they are supposed to and does concern the rider, though it is stable when braking hard.
The power output is quite linear unlike the Ninja and thus it feels very lively. The whole revolution range is full of pleasure. Initially one might feel a little power lag but once it surpasses the 3000 RPM mark it just vrooms ahead and attains a top speed of over 150 km/h.
image – Hyosung GT250R Sports Bike
The fuel efficiency is satisfactory but at times it could behave erratically. However according to international reports it can do 29-30 KMPL which is not bad. The tank of this bank is humongous and gulps 17 litres at once, translating into a full tank range of close to 500 Kms.
Hyosung GT250R Technical Specifications
- Bore x stroke (mm): 57 mm x 48.8 mm
- No. of cylinders: 2-cylinders , V-2 (75˚)
- Displacement: 249cc
- Compression ratio: 10.1:1 to 10.3:1
- Max. Engine output (kW @ rpm): (20.594kW @ 10,000) / 27.61 BHP
- Max. Torque (Nm @ rpm): (22.07Nm @ 8,000)
- Max vehicle speed: 140 km/h
- Wheel base (mm): 1,435 mm
- Overall width (mm): 700mm
- Overall length (mm): 2,090 mm
- Overall height (mm): 1,130mm
- Front track (mm): 110 mm
- Rear track (mm): 150 mm
- Min. ground clearance (mm): 155mm
- Wheels and tyres
- Wheel rim size: Front(J17 x MT3.00), Rear(J17 x MT4.00)
- Tyre size designation including ply rating: Front(110/70-17 54H),Rear(150/70-17 69H)
- Speed index: Max. speed 210km/h
- Load index / Load rating: 54 / 325kg
- Tyre Type (Radial / Cross / Tube / Tubeless): Radial / Tubeless
- Laden Tyre pressure (front & rear) (kg/cm2): 212kg(2.80kg/ cm2) /325kg(2.80kg/ cm2)
- Fuel tank
- Material: Cold rolled carbon steel sheet
- Capacity (l): 17 litter
- Maximum GVW kg (for rigid vehicles): 350 kg
- Maximum FAW (kg): 135kg
- Maximum RAW (kg): 240kg
- Kerb weight with 90% fuel: (with spare wheel , tools, etc.) (kg)188kg
- Electrical system
- System voltage (V)12v / negative earth Battery rating (Ah)10Ah
Hyosung GT250R Price In India
The bike has been priced at Rs. 2.75 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. It will reach the showroom in 5 days and will have a delivery period of 1 month.