Hyosung's new GD250N first look review

Autocar India
First Published: 18:21 IST(7/4/2014)
Last Updated: 16:38 IST(8/4/2014)
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DSK Motowheels showcased a wide model range at the 2014 Auto Expo, Delhi. Amongst the most interesting new bikes was the GD250N, a street-naked bike that rides in smart ten-spoke alloy wheels finished in white.
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It is a slim bike, with minimalistic bodywork. The prism-shaped headlamp lights the road well at night. It gets a digital display, with information including a speedometer, and cascading tachometer. The switches receive an engine cut-off function and pass light flasher. There are also nice levers, of which only the brake offers reach adjust.

The high tank gets nifty shrouds on either side. Split seats are in place for rider and pillion, and there’s an LED tail-light.

It gets an electric-started, four-stroke, 249cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder and fuel-injected engine, with power claimed at 27.6bhp at 9500rpm, and peak torque of 2.4kgm coming in at 7000rpm. The bike comes with a six-speed gearbox that shifts in a one-down, five-up traditional shift pattern but feels unduly notchy.

The motorbike's riding posture is aggressive, with a pronounced lean into the handlebars. The bike rides on upside-down forks in front, and an offset gas-charged monoshock at rear.

It weighs a light 155kg, with a steel, tubular trellis frame and alloy swingarm that work well together to make this an agile bike. It comes with a 110/70 x 17 inch front tyre, and 150/60 x 17 inch rear tyre, that provide decent grip. There’s a petal type 300mm front disk, with the rear wheel stopped by a 230mm petal disc brake.

DSK plans to launch this bike in a few weeks from now, at an estimated price of Rs. 2.30 lakh, imported in via the CKD route.

Karan Narsu


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