Expert Review of Hyosung Gt 250r
While the international motorcycle manufacturers are eyeing the above 600cc segment to find a place in the Indian market, it is the 250cc segment where the real sporting action lies. Kawasaki Ninja 250 and KTM Duke 200 are two names that may compete with this new giant but only just. Popularly known as Comet R, Hyosung-DSK in collaboration present to you Hyosung GT 250R. Decent suspension is provided, the cushioning duties are done well enough by think 41mm upside down telescopic forks in the front and red colored monoshock with adjustable preload in the back. The machine is significantly larger than its competitions, but bigger isn’t always better right? Is that the case here? Let us find out!
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Mileage is always “The X-Factor” of any ride when in India. For a 250cc machine the bike is pretty decent when it comes to mileage. Hyosung GT 250R can give a fuel efficiency of 23-24kmpL when in the monsoon blessed cities of India. But that is not where it truly belongs right? On its right place, the highway the machine can reach upto 30kmpL and with an enormous fuel tank of 17L, the bike can run a good 500km before a mandatory refill.
Hyosung GT 250R is a sportbike in every possible aspect and the shiny and shimmering color combinations of white, black, red and silver just strengthen the claim.
Acceleration and Pick up
This new monster on road is capable of a displacement of 249cc. The engine provided is capable of providing a lightning fast acceleration and offers really smooth pick up. Infact one can consider this bike to provide the best power delivery in all the 250cc variants. The bike can reach the 100 mark in just 9.5 seconds. Lack of 6th gear on the gearbox is barely an issue as one can notch upto 155km on the 5th gear!!!
Yes, this is where the GT 250R is an absolute winner. Undoubtedly the best looking bike in India today in 250cc division. The first look of the bike is the synonym of the word “MASCULANITY”. Just like its elder brother, the GT650R this machine gets the possession of six spoke alloy wheels which are barely visible with those humungous 300mm twin floating brake discs. If you think GT 250R is a compact machine, IT ISNT! The vertically stacked headlights make its appearance similar to the mighty Hayabusa! And the vast visor brings with it its own appeal. The muscular structure litrally has perfect cuts all over its body, while the edgy wing mirrors fit in perfectly with the look. The raised rear seat accompanied by LED tail lamps, and a beautiful mudguard makes it look a masterpiece from rear. The long exhaust, the massive section tyres, this could go on forever. PERFECTO!
The turning radius of Hyosung GT 250R is extremely large and the riding position is too sporty to drive inside a city. The handle bars are a bit on the lower side which puts additional weight on the wrists. The machine is built extremely sportingly and the positioning of the fuel tank and handle may make the rider a little uncomfortable because one has to bend forward like a standard sportsbike to drive this bike but once you get used to GT250R you will experience the world of sportbikes and the comfort that the thrill brings.
Specific dimensions are 700mm x 2090mm x 1130mm which is significantly more than any of its competitors. Minimum ground clearance provided is 155mm.The bike is significantly larger than its competitions and the size matches the 650cc machines. Too much to being compact right?!
Hyosung GT 250R runs under the impact of a 249cc, 75-degree, V-twin, DOHC engine which uses 8-valves and air/oil-cooling. This twin cylinder power house is capable of producing a maximum power of 27.6BHP at 10,000rpm and a peak torque of 22.07 Nm at a moderate 8000rpm. With all these features one would expect the machine to give excellent performance, but here the bike performs just in the satisfaction level, nothing beyond that. Hyosung GT 250R is capable of climbing real quickly, but in terms of delivery of power, you get nothing like you expect from a V-twin machine. The engine also feels harsh at some points on the top.
Hyosung GT 250R is in itself a huge bike with a wheelbase of 1,435mm for firm grip on the road. The bike is provided with efficient radial tubeless tyres with provide effortless performance of road. The front uses 110/70/17 tyres, while the rear features 150/70/17 tyres. The tyres provide excellent grip levels.
Decent suspension is provided, the cushioning duties are done well enough by think 41mm upside down telescopic forks in the front and red colored monoshock with adjustable preload in the back.
Handling and Control
Hyosung GT 250R with its huge looks, heavy weight and the bend-forward posture mentioned before promises to be an extremely sporty rider. Tyres are made of Shinko and offer very high grip standards for better handling on road. The bike has a steel frame of 188kg!! The extra weight obviously hinders the handling portion of the bike to an extent, but once the bike starts sailing, the weight can hardly be noticed. The ride quality is good GT 250R absorbs most of the bumps skilfully, without any hindrance to the rider. The front feels slightly heavy and direction changing definitely requires some effort. The bike is extremely cool, calm and collected at triple digits, planted to the road. Riding in the city thou can get difficult at times.
· Spectacular sporty looks
· Engine sound
· Dimensions provided at 250cc
· Grip and brakes
· Engine performance