The Hyosung GD250N, which we saw at the Auto Expo, will be launched soon in India. The motorcycle is currently undergoing homologation tests for the Indian markets. The GD250N makes an impression of the best looking motorcycle the company has ever built.
The new GD250N is a street naked quarter litre bike that will be powered by a liquid cooled 249cc engine producing 27bhp and 24Nm of torque mated to a six-speed transmission. Design wise the GD250N with its street fighter looks, has sharper cues and design than even the Duke 200. A lot of effort has gone into the design part and it doesn’t disappoint.
The GD250N gets 37 mm inverted forks up front and a mono shock at the rear. Braking will come from petal disc brakes at both ends and the motorcycle tips the scales at 145 kgs. It is likely to be brought in through the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) route in India.
The Hyosung GD250N is likely to be priced around Rs 1.6 – 1.9 lakh and at that price it will certainly have no competition from the naked 250cc motorcycles. But, anything higher than that and it will be looking straight at Duke 390 territory which might turn against Hyosung in India. This motorcycle could be the game changer for Hyosung in India if they price it right.