India Bike Week is the mecca of all things motorcycling, they say. But at the heart of motorcycling are small things. Simple things like a good motorcycle, and a good road. We decided to go back to the basics, and ride to Goa from Mumbai for India Bike Week to get in the spirit of things.
DSK Motowheels has launched the limited edition of its quarter litre sports bike, the GT250 R at an event held in Pune for Rs 2.97 lakh (ex-showroom Pune). This limited edition was launched to celebrate the first anniversary of the Hy Ryders club and only 50 units of this motorcycle will be produced.
DSK Motowheels has entered into a three year strategic partnership with Motul as their official lubricant partner. The agreement was signed by Shirish Kulkarni, chairman of DSK Motowheels and Jiten Goswami chairman of Motul.
DSK is in the process of expanding its dealerships in Karnataka. It is believed that this is the result of good response and demand for their products in the state. The company is currently in process of selecting the dealers and the new showrooms will be operational in next few weeks.
DSK Motowheels may launch the GV250 cruiser motorcycle in India in next few weeks. The upcoming GV250 will be powered by 249cc V-Twin oil cooled and fuel injected engine that produces 28bhp of maximum power. The mill is mated to a 5-speed gearbox and transfers power to its rear wheel via a chain drive.
DSK Motowheels have confirmed that they have plans to enter the 125-150cc segment within the next few years. The motorcycles will be launched under DSK Hyosung brand and will come from S&T group. These motorcycles will be manufactured in company’s upcoming plant in Maharashtra.
DSK-Motowheels is planning to develop and sell electric scooters in India within the next few years. This new development by the company is seen as an effort to align itself with Government of India’s National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020. The main aim of this plan is to encourage reliable, affordable and efficient two wheelers and four wheelers electric vehicles in India.
DSK Motowheels has managed to sell 145 units of the Hyosung Aquila Pro motorcycle in less than two months. The premium cruiser motorcycle is brought to India as a CKD and sits a notch below the Harley Davidson Super Low; making it the most affordable of its type.
DSK-Hyosung today launched the Aquila Pro650 and 2013 GT650R at Rs 4.99 lakh and Rs 4.79 lakh respectively. We spoke to Jimmy Park, managing director, S&T Motors (Hyosung) on their future plans. Below are the excerpts from the interview.