how come the ex-show room price changes across the states .. is it should be the same all over india right ??
Price - DSK Hyosung - Brings Hyosung home
The exhaust looks so cheap, i feel like crying.
The standard exhaust on the Ninja 250r looks way better.
Kinda still love the overall look of the bike though. I hope there's an ownership thread in the near future so that we can all better understand the performance of this bike over a longer period of time, maintenance costs etc...
Parked next to its peers, the Hyosung looks like it has all the right stuff to be the most proficient sporting machine of the group, but things arenít always what they seem.
The brakes are severely lacking and thereís simply too much bike for the motor. And the fact that it had some mechanical hiccups and needs frequent maintenance canít be overlooked.
Finally coming to the big question. The Ninja at Rs 2.85 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi feels a bit expensive, but offers a package that keeps you smiling. The Hyosungís pricing of Rs 2.75 lakh feels too much for what the motorcycle offers. The clear winner here then is the Kawasaki Ninja 250R, a motorcycle thatís acclaimed globally as one of the best 250cc motorcycles. The GT250R? Well, it just needs to up its game to a new level to stand a chance at the given price point.
The Hyosung GT250R is a mixed bag. While it has the goodies on paper (in terms of performance), it lacks many features one would expect at that price. There is no liquid-cooling or 6-speed gearbox and buyers would expect ABS as standard. The GT250R doesnít offer the twin-cylinder punch in its performance but itís gorgeous looks make up for it. The big bike looks and feel of the GT250R are the strong points going for it, with the only hindrance in its path to success is its pricing. Grapevine suggests something close to the Ninja 250R, which would be hard to justify for the Korean automaker.
Rs 2-2.2 lakh is more like it. The deal is that the market has been spoilt by, first, the CBR250Rís pricing and later, the Duke 200. Agreed, itís a twin and before the KTM came in, the equipment levels were right up there too but what it lacks is the certain cohesiveness and fluidity Ė not to forget brand value Ė which the motorcycles from that little country east of Korea do perfectly.
Hereís what we have to say Ė when youíre expected to charge close to ` 3 lakh (give or take) for a 250, your bike better be bloody good, so good in fact that itís secretly worshipped deep inside your competitorís R&D departments. The price factor aside, this Hyosung has got the looks, the full sportsbike feel, good cycle parts and adequate performance. But on the flip side of the coin, itís too big a motorcycle for the motor, is taxing to ride every day, has power delivery that needs some tweaking and the build is getting there but isnít there just yet. Traditionally, the prime selling point of Hyosung was the kickass value-for-money factor but we donít see any of that here. Critically, it doesnít know where itís going Ė nor does it do any one single role perfectly. If it could commute or tour or go around a track in anger, and do those one or two roles effortlessly, it wouldíve justified its place in the market. As with the GT650, all we need to do is to ask the GT250R to shed its attire. Politely, of course.
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Beautiful write up !
hatters gonna hate dis machine bt fo me its best looking 260 cc bike
A well briefed review with beautifully captured pictures.
Point Noted : An air cooled Vtwin???? For me that is the question providing the two lakh plus bike. I did got a chance to ride one, The ride experience on a straight road was untouchable but then The ride was in winter, and I could still feel a bit of "warmth" coming from the bike (in city ride). Seldom, I think what ought to be the condition of the steed in summer??!! !
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plzz don't BREAK, ... just BRAKE, coz your bike have brakes and not breaks, so practice braking and not breaking...