The much anticipated and awaited quarter-liter cruiser of South Korean manufacturer, Hyosung, the GV250, is marching towards Indian roads to start rolling in October, 2013. Speculations have been turning in and out for a past year about the motorbike. However, there was no solid elements telling the likely-launch-date of the machine. Now the rumours blog the arrival of the cruiser baby.
The GV250 will be the cheapest Hyosung motorcycle in India when it gets placed here. Presently, the sports beauty GT250R holds it. That is, the GV250 will be priced below Rs. 3 lakh (on road). The entry of the Hyosung quarter-liter cruiser will be a nightmare for Royal Enfield as the Thunderbird 500 might be the right rival of the South Korean company.
The cruiser machine will be sold through the outlets across India under the care taker, DSK Motowheels, who is the official distributor and partner of Hyosung in the country.
The GV250 is mated with a 249cc, 75° V-twin DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder engine. It delivers a top power of 20 kW @ 10500 rpm and a peak power of 22 Nm @ 7500 rpm. It's coupled with a 5 speed constant mesh transmission. Equipped with Electronic Fuel Injection, the machine will be a fuel efficient stuff. A Semi-Floating 275 mm single disc with dual piston caliper is wedded at front, while a drum is attached at the rear wheel.
Will be competing against the Thunderbird 500.
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