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    The Hyosung GT250R Review and Ride Report by xBhp. Get the specs, prices and photos.

    Special mention: I would like to thank MG for the amazing photos and the best ever photo shoot of my life till date.



    Hyosung GT250R: In a nutshell

    USP (Unique Selling Proposition): Superbike like looks and street presence, Superbike like ergonomics

    Good bits: Engine is very likeable, smooth and linear in its power/torque delivery; handling is confidence inspiring and fun to ride

    Bits that could improve: Brakes, tyres, attention to details/finish on certain parts


    Ride Review:

    It is easy to label the Hyosung GT250R as another Superbike wannabe, but is it really so? After clocking 230 kms and spending some quality time (8 hours) with the Hyosung GT250R, if I have to sum up the essence of the bike, it would be, "Very close to a Superbike attitude & ride experience[i] City [ii] Ghats and [iii] Highways


    Styling, Fit & Finishwhich by the way looks out of place on a bike designed like a super sportsErgonomicsEngine PerformanceSmooth, Linear, Likeable engine with decent overall performanceacceleration in the same gear) performance. Another feature worth mentioning if the electronic fuel injection that performed flawlessly during the 230 kms test ride experience.

    I managed to see a speedo indicated top speed of 150 kmph and felt that had there been a further open stretch of road, the bike could have done slightly more as well. The best part about the 250 cc V-Twin engine is that it is quite relaxed even at high rpms/speeds.

    Engine heat[i]Clutch & GearshiftRide & HandlingPredictable and sporty handling for the roadnot a proper perimeter frame thoughBrakes & TyresThings could improve herewith the same tyre size and specificationsElectricalsAll izz wellPosted below are the ride experiences of the GT250R on different kinds of roads:

    City Ride ExperienceGhats /Hilly Twisties Ride Experience

    Carving corners on smooth roads is what the GT250R loves to do. Thanks to its sporty and stable handling this bike is in its elements around the twisties. It was just that my experience with the tyres in the city did not let me enjoy the GT250R to its full potential. The suspension could be stiffened up further if one needs a focused track bike like experience, but the standard suspension setting is also quite good for spirited cornering.


    Highway Ride Experience

    I enjoyed riding the GT250R the most on the highways. Maintaining 100 plus kmph speeds was effortless and enjoyable. Due to the crouched riding posture wind blast is not felt as the full fairing and the visior cuts through the air around the bike. With the smooth V-Twin engine, it was a blast riding the GT250R at 130-140 kmph speeds on the wide, straight highways.

    The riding posture being slightly less aggressive than the GT650R also helped matters. I did a near non- stop highway stretch of around 100 kms and could have ridden more if I did not have MG waiting for me for the photo shoot.



    Final Verdicttyres can be easily replaced with better onesand not just a bike with a plastic full fairingHyosung GT250R Technical Specifications

    ENGINE
    Type: Air cooled V-Twin (75˚) with oil cooler
    Displacement249cc
    Bore x stroke: 57 mm x 48.8 mm
    Compression ratio: 10.1:1 ~ 10.3:1
    Max. Power: 27 Ps @ 10,000 rpm
    Max. Torque: 22.07 Nm @ 8,000 rpm
    Fueling: Fuel Injection

    CHASSIS
    Frame: Double down tube, double cradle frame
    Tyre size front: 110/70-17 (Radial Tubeless)
    Tyre size rear: 150/70-17 (Radial Tubeless)
    Fuel tank capacity: 17 liters

    DIMENSIONS
    Wheel base: 1,435 mm
    Overall width: 700 mm
    Overall length: 2,090 mm
    Overall height: 1,130 mm
    Min. ground clearance: 155mm
    Kerb weight (with 90% fuel , tools, etc.): 188 kgs

    ELECTRICALS
    Battery : 12v, 10 Ah
    Last edited by The Monk; 09-23-2013, 08:54 PM.

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    • #3
      right switchgear looks exactly same as rtr ,maybe same supplier

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      • #4
        A well put together First Impression.

        MG - Top notch pics!
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        • #5
          Thanks a ton for the nice review.


          I have couple of doubts though,


          > 1. "I personally liked the exhaust of the GT250R better than the one on the GT650R."

          When I look at the exhaust, I see horrible welding marks (http://www.xbhp.com/autopictorials/d...5/IMG_5889.jpg) and what is that inconsistency in steel finishing over black exhaust pipe.
          http://www.xbhp.com/autopictorials/d...5/IMG_6086.jpg


          And gt650r exhaust is everything that this is not
          https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-j...0/P1030212.JPG

          So, hmm my doubt is.. in what reference did you mean when you like gt250r's better.
          Is it the sound? Because appearance is crappy as shit.





          2. Is it just me or do I see the first wheel having some alignment problem -
          http://www.xbhp.com/autopictorials/d...5/IMG_5945.jpg
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          • #6
            http://www.xbhp.com/autopictorials/d...5/IMG_5454.jpg

            Just noticed that grab rails get very thinner at the fitting edge.
            Different from gt 650r.

            Also, looks like a heavy reared person could manage to break/dis-align the rails if by mistake he sits his rear on the rails directly.
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            • #7
              Urban Commandos : The 2010 Hyosung 250 EFi Range Review

              If someone knows, can you mention what has really changed from the 2010 model (link above) except the color?
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              • #8
                Excellent review .. this is what i waited for .. the review closely matches with that of zigwheels review.

                and @MG Great pics

                @payeng .. excellent review format and review itself .. hope further same format will be followed for other bikes .. as it gives reader clear idea of bike's strengths and weakness

                Thanks guys

                and one more info , i have spoken to showroom guys here and they are very supportive and also regarding tyre they informed me that getting Perilli with same size and sepc will not void warranty
                Last edited by nagoo; 05-27-2012, 07:57 PM. Reason: addressed to correct person
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kr1sh View Post
                  Thanks a ton for the nice review.


                  I have couple of doubts though,


                  > 1. "I personally liked the exhaust of the GT250R better than the one on the GT650R."

                  When I look at the exhaust, I see horrible welding marks (http://www.xbhp.com/autopictorials/d...5/IMG_5889.jpg) and what is that inconsistency in steel finishing over black exhaust pipe.
                  http://www.xbhp.com/autopictorials/d...5/IMG_6086.jpg


                  And gt650r exhaust is everything that this is not
                  https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-j...0/P1030212.JPG

                  So, hmm my doubt is.. in what reference did you mean when you like gt250r's better.
                  Is it the sound? Because appearance is crappy as shit.





                  2. Is it just me or do I see the first wheel having some alignment problem -
                  http://www.xbhp.com/autopictorials/d...5/IMG_5945.jpg
                  First of all kudos to you MG sir for a good review & for the pics too


                  1. Agree mate,the marks looks out of place.Finishing on this part looks really poor & I doubt if it develop rust over it later on.
                  2. May be the camera angle but the way the bike is standing the handlebar looks straight(look at the front forks) so i too doubt there may be some kind of misalignment with the front tyre.
                  3. MG sir i too have the same doubt please clarify this.Thank you
                  PS-Your review must have put many buyers into dilemma who are looking to upgrade to a 250cc
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                  • #10
                    @Nagoo: you probably meant "Satadel" and not Satyen

                    Good review there, was mroe intrested on the few bits about it that I havent experienced first hand, and found some info there!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by satyenpoojary View Post
                      @Nagoo: you probably meant "Satadel" and not Satyen

                      (Ps: Desi Stig! :P)
                      Yei... Oops.. sorry corrected the previous post
                      Last edited by nagoo; 05-27-2012, 08:19 PM.
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                      • #12
                        Nice review payeng sir . Thanks to you and MG for cool photos .
                        P.s - seems you have been impressed a lot by its superbike feeling
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                        • #13
                          Superb review.

                          I was tired after reading and hearing to the same crap about "beginner" bikes in the reviews done abroad.

                          Good that desi reviews have started trickling in
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                          • #14
                            Nice review Satadal..

                            Great pics MG, as always...
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                            • #15
                              Is there no Temp indicator..
                              Btw, nice pix there..
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