According to company statement released by Garware Motors, they are gearing up to launch a 250cc bike with the same Korean Brand name. According to the statement released by PTI, the wholly-owned Indian subsidiary of Garware Bestretch, Garware Motors announced that the launch of Hyosung GT250R will be a reality in about 3-4 months time.
The company boasts of 3 models namely, ST7 Royale, Hyosung GT 650R and Hyosung GT 650N sold across India through its 16 dealerships with talks in final stages to add two more dealerships at Guwahati and Aizwal to meet demands from the north eastern states. The company has its production unit in Maharastra (Waj) that makes about 2000 units per annum. Despite stiff competition from Hero Moto, Bajaj and Honda the company still took credit of selling of 611 bikes during 2011. Garware Motors is aiming to target the metros as well as tier-2 cities in India for the new bike Hyosung GT 250R. It is known that the company has entered into a strategic partnership with Korean brand maker S&T Motors.
Hyosung has become an endearing name amongst Indian bike enthusiasts in a very short time. The brand is earning envious reputation in the land of Ducatis and Harleys as well as in UK, Australia and several Asian countries. The new model Hyosung GT250R will be run on a 249 cc, air/oil cooled V-twin 8-valved engine that produces peak power of 26.27 BHP @ 10,000rpm and a peak torque of 21.04 Nm @ 6750rpm. The DOHC engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox.
Garware Motors didn’t reveal much about the Hyosung GT250R, but we can speculate this new war horse should touch a maximum speed of 175 kmph, and with such speed the devil can win many a hearts in the sub continent.
With all said, a DOHC V-Twin engine and other components coming from Korea and Thailand the Korean brand will not come for cheapie price and we easily expect it to come with a price tag of around Rs. 1.8 lakhs.
So all those who are planning to buy Honda CBR250, can put a hold on for sometime and wait for launch of the Hyosung GT 250R as the Korean model looks better.