Here comes a big news for all motorcycle fans across the nation that DSK-Hyosung, the premium bike manufacturer, is likely to launch the GV250 as their next bike in India soon. This news will be a thrilling story board for millions of cruiser riders in the country. At the same time, it might be the first challenge for the sole dictator, Royal Enfield.
The DSK-Hyosung partnership has been a huge success since their tie-up in August 2012. The firm had sold out 1260 bikes so far and that means within a small 10 months of period. This is really impressive as far as the pricing of the South Korean bikes are concerned.
The Hyosung GV250 is coupled with a 249cc, DOHC 8 valve, Oil & Air-cooled engine. It delivers maximum power of 28.5 hp @ 10000 rpm. Its engine is mated with a 5 speed gear transmission. Mated with Electronic Fuel Injection the bike is expected to give back better fuel efficiency. The GV250 is equipped with a front disc brake as well, which will ensure more confidence to the rider. It weighs 167 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 14 litres. The bike is available in black, sliver, and red and black colors.
However, there is no confirmed date about the launch of the GV250 in India. Well, there are some speculations regarding its pricing. Sources predict that the bike is likely to be priced below the GT250R, which is the current cheapest model from Hyosung in the country.
Recently, DSK-Hyosung joint venture had confirmed about launching completely built-in-India 125-150cc bikes. So altogether it seems a warm party from the firm to the Indian motorcycle riders.
"We are planning to invest around Rs 300-Rs 350 crore for setting up our second plant in Maharashtra. Mostly we will be finalising the 100-acre land in Maharashtra itself. It will be highly automated plant with a paint shop. Probably the construction should commence in six to eight months from now," said DSK Motowheels Managing Director, Mr. Shirish Kulkarni.
Meanwhile, the firm is all set to rise up a 100-acre production plant in Maharashtra and for that company is investing around Rs. 350 crores. The manufacturing house will be capable for producing 250 bike per month, which is not at all a bad number.