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Hyosung Comet GT250

Hyosung GT250R Test Review

2012 Hyosung — Click above for resolution picture gallery

tested: 2012 Hyosung

Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 3.15 (est.)

While motorcycle have a good line-up of plus bikes in their it really is the 250cc segment the real action lies. started it with the Ninja almost 4 years back, to be joined by Honda’s CBR250R year. The KTM Duke 200 came this year and now Hyosung is the segment with the GT250R, time with Garware

Popularly known as the Comet R, the GT250R is very different other offerings in this but is it enough to put the sales chart on We take the Hyosung GT250R for an to find out.

The GT250R is the looking 250cc bike in today.

Styling — At glance you will notice the GT250R is very similar to its big the GT650R in many ways. The six alloy wheels with the 300 mm twin floating disc the upside down forks at the is the very same. The Hyosung is projected as a compact design, but it The vertically stacked headlights, the two vents at the front are very

The huge visor has its own appeal. The fuel tank is very sculpted. The front fairing exposed bolts look and has cuts and slashes, which are well executed. The edgy mirrors blend in perfectly.

The rear seat with LED lights, split grab and a very well designed makes it very appealing the rear. The long exhaust, the chain and the massive 150 section add to the distinctive look.

Instrument and Switchgear – Turn on the ignition of the GT250R and the tachometer does the spin. The bike features speedometer which displays amount of information such as trip meter, fuel time and engine temperature. It also has turn indicator high beam, pass-by, with Neutral and FI malfunction on top of the instrument cluster.

There are two buttons, one for resetting the meters and the other for the odometer and meter reading. The Hyosung also features adjustable but the position hampers the easy of the side stand.

Performance and – So the Hyosung GT250R is bigger your normal 250cc but how does it perform is the question everybody wants to know. The is powered by a 249cc, 75-degree, DOHC engine which 8-valves and air/oil-cooling. This powerplant produces a peak output of 27.6 BHP at 10,000 RPM and torque output of 22.07 Nm at RPM.

One would expect the GT250R to give intense but the bike fails to impress in regard. The GT250R does revvs very quickly but delivery is nothing close to you would expect from a machine. The engine also rough at certain points of the band and more so at the top.

Take the Hyosung GT250R 8000 RPM and it starts to feel This is very surprising peak power is produced at RPM. Hyosung engineers put a revv limiter at 11,500 RPM and the reaches it’s redline quickly. I managed to hit 96 km/h in gear before the revv-limiter cut in. But the GT250R doesn’t feel enough nor does it accelerate as as the rev counter suggests.

Hyosung Comet GT250

As the revvs to rise, so does the vibrations on the and foot pegs. Mind you the is fun but just not fast enough as I The gearbox is just about and our test bike did not shift as (probably since it was being hard day-in and day-out).

The 5-speed transmission is well out and one doesn’t need to work the too often to get going in any condition.

Handling and Braking – The Hyosung not only replicates its elder in styling, it also does it in of other bits and pieces. The uses 110/70/17 tyres, the rear features 150/70/17 The tyres are made by Shinko and do the job well, offering very grip levels. The GT250R a pressed steel frame but close to 180 kgs.

The weight with the long wheelbase blunt handling but not to a great The front feels slightly and changing direction quickly some effort. The Hyosung does not feel agile and riding in the city can get difficult at But one must not forget that the is a bigger bike in dimension any other 250cc machine and offers the big bike feel.

It feels extremely composed at digit speeds, firmly to the road.

The turning radius is large (as you can see me take a U-turn and the riding position is too sporty for commute. The clip-on handle are positioned lower, putting weight on the riders wrists. The is very sporty and the ergonomics can get for those not used to riding a machine. But once you get used to the you will feel at home bigger motorcycles.

Ride is good and the GT250R absorbs of the bumps comfortably, without any uneasiness for the rider. Braking is good but the 300mm twin at the front don’t really it any better stopping power. The lever is adjustable just it is on the GT650R.

Conclusion – The Hyosung is a mixed bag. While it has the on paper (in terms of performance), it many features one would at that price. There is no or 6-speed gearbox and buyers expect ABS as standard.

The GT250R doesn’t offer the punch in its performance but it’s looks make up for it. The big bike and feel of the GT250R are the strong going for it, with the only in its path to success is its pricing. suggests something close to the 250R, which would be to justify for the Korean automaker.

Hyosung Comet GT250
Hyosung Comet GT250
Hyosung Comet GT250
Hyosung Comet GT250


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