2017 Hyosung GD250R
A fresh take of the quarter-litre segment
The Korean manufacturer has been really trying hard with having a success in the Indian market for a long time. All their success stories, if any, have been very short lived and with six models in the country, they have not managed to make a mark at the leader boards due their sky rocket pricing and cut-throat competition.
But without giving up on their standing chance, Hyosung have been undergoing a rescue mission and developed a new platform for their smaller capacity motorcycles. And the first iteration from them is the GD250R. It features a single-cylinder motor and is aimed at a full faired sport segment.
We all had seen the GD250N that Hyosung showcased at the Auto Expo in Delhi a couple of years back and it generated considerable interest. But it failed to launch and we are still waiting for it. Some reported about the homologation process taking too long and then came the costing, which the authorities at DSK thought that it will eat up the Benelli’s TNT25 pie. The authorities were in talks about having a manufacturing unit setup in India apart from the assembly plant in Wai, Maharashtra, which also doubles up as the assembly plant for Benelli. But that was the last we heard about the GD series until we saw spy shots of the GD250R running on Indian streets. And looking at the motorcycle, faith seems to have gotten restored.Read the full 2017 Hyosung GD250R review