Exclusive: 2014 Hyosung GD250N India First Ride

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Exclusive: 2014 Hyosung India first ride

are some exciting things at Hyosung and the motorcycle manufacturer Korea had a couple of interesting on display at their stand at the Expo – the …, seemingly KTM inspired GD250N and a lighter RT125D that draws than a little inspiration the Yamaha TW200. Hyosung confirmed that the GD250N be here in April while the (with a 250cc engine) find its way into DSK-Hyosung in the near future.

It’s the weight that makes all the and the bike feels nimble and to turn in

Hyosung was kind to let us ride both prototypes the expo to let us get you an insight to what motorcycles might feel when they hit the market. brings me to my favorite out of the two motorcycles – the

Inspite of being a prototype, the did rev cleanly to an indicated 9500rpm

It caught my fancy at Auto 2014 and I think it’s by far the looking motorcycle that have built. The large, tank with lots of and edges dominates the silhouette you could be fooled into that the tail section to some Italian exotica. You can that a lot of efforts been put the design and there are little for those who take a closer like the detail of the rear-set pegs or the exposed rear shock.

What you also notice in the is how compact the motorcycle looks.

And it is, weighing in at just 145kg. coupled with the 28PS and of torque produced from a new liquid cooled, single make for a very quick Sling a leg over it and that feel continues with the feeling nice and narrow your legs. It’s you reach for the bars though, you do feel the seating position is a stretched out.

Hyosung has that this is feedback already passed on and the production should have this reduced – either with bars or ones that back to you a little.

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You can tell that a lot of efforts put into the design and there are rewards for those who take a look

On the move you immediately that this is not like any quarter litre Hyosung it. It’s the light weight makes all the difference and the bike nimble and quick to turn in. good through the corners too and we weren’t pushing the limits on our ride, it was eager to carry a bit of lean through the twisty The ride quality therefore is on the side but not uncomfortable and was a good between sport and comfort.

I’d love to tell you how the engine but unfortunately this was a show meant for display only and so the was far from perfect. It did rev cleanly to an 9500rpm and felt fairly but well have to reserve till we can get our hands on a properly production version.

What we did despite all that is that the reminds us strongly of the Honda engine in nature. It makes a amount of torque from low and you can easily traipse through traffic at low speed in high and then simply roll the on to pick speed back up. is very different in nature say, the frantic KTM 200 Duke and tractable.

The details of the rear-set foot or the exposed rear mono look neat

So far DSK-Hyosung’s line up was targeting just the and sports bike enthusiast who to upgrade from his grown up but still couldn’t afford a samurai sword or American The GD250N should broaden demographic and get even more interested in the Korean brand. If can manage to price it near Rs 1.6 lakh this could shake up the 250cc segment and be a changer for Hyosung.

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