EICMA 2015 and the model year 2016 will mark the year where Hyosung finally updated its entire line up to make it more contemporary. We have already told you about the all new GT650R (read here) and the GT300R (read here) alongwith the GD450 (read here) that promises to be utterly maniacal and permanently unhinged, a sort of a bike we would love to spend time with.
Now, Hyosung has also went ahead and displayed its single cylinder quarter liter twins, the GD250N and the GD250R, among which the faired single, the GD250R should be launching in India, before or around 2016 AutoExpo. The quarter liter singles from Hyosung have a 249cc liquid cooled, fuel-injected capable of producing a good power output of 28bhp@9500rpm and a peak torque of 24Nm@7000rpm. The USD's at front have a thickness of 37mm while the rear suspension duty is handled by an offset gas charged mono shock. Both the GD250R and the GD250N understandably share the same length and wheelbase.
However, there is a difference in width and height between both the bikes, caused by though there is a slight difference in height and width of the two motorcycles, one being a sporty low riding posture design while the other being a streetfighter with flat handle bars. There is also a weight difference of five kilograms among the two, where the "R' version gains increase n weight due to the faring assembly.
Among the other showcases, Hyosung, just like their quarter liter twin sportbike, the GT250R growing up to become GT300R for 2016, has given the same treatment to their GV250 that has now become the GV300. The capacity expansion coming from the fact that just like the older models, the GT300R and the GV300 share the same engine. Which means that the bike features a 275cc air/oil-cooled V-twin making 28bhp@8500rpm and 24Nm@7000rpm. The power is transmitted by a 5-speed transmission. There is a telescopic fork assembly up front and traditional hydraulic double shocks do duty at the rear. Braking is taken care by a 300mm disc up front and a 270mm disc at the back, and there is a presence of ABS this time around.
Among the changes there is not just a capacity bump, but there has been a redesign of almost whole of the bike. It now sports a more teardrop shaped tank, the round headlamp is now covered in a black cover and split seats seem bigger and more comfortable. The entire design of the cruiser has become sleeker than the current more rounded design and we particularly liked the new tank design. However, it still stays true to the cruiser clan and the GV300 wears a lot of chrome bits all around on the exhaust, handlebars, mirrors and the rear suspension. However, the blackened out engine and the alloy wheels highlight the chrome even further. Something that suited the blue-ish colour which was displayed at EICMA 2015.
Alongwith the above, Hyosung also displayed and updated ST7, and the GV650 Aquila Pro which looks better than ever, and we reckon Hyosung still has few of the best looking cruisers in its portfolio.
Hyosung will not be coming to the 2016 AutoExpo, which is sad indeed, since these products should have been displayed for the Indian masses to see and would have helped sales numbers for the Korean brand in Indian market. Still. we expect to see the entire line up will be launched/updated in India by the end of 2016.