Wednesday, 12 September 2012

DSK Motorwheels launches Hyosung GT 250R in New Delhi at INR 2,75,000

Bike enthusiasts will find themselves in frenzy as South Korean superbike maker Hyosung Bikes began its fresh journey in India on Tuesday with the launch of a relatively mass market 250cc mobike in Delhi. The bike, Hyosung GT250R has been priced at Rs.2, 75,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). This bike has been imbued with power, looks and technology that can be compared to bikes of higher segments. This is a 250 cc bike and is considerably larger and looks more muscular that bikes in its class.

This bike will be available in three color combinations, white& red, red& black as also silver& red. This bike is powered by a V twin cylinder, four stroke oil cooled engine capable of producing 27.6 Bhp and 22.07 Nm of torque. The bike has a top speed of 140 kmph. The bike has interesting features like double disc front brakes, twin projector lamps, upside down forks as also EFI and adjustable rear seat.

In June, DSK Motowheels took over from Garware and has already promised investment of up to Rs. 600 crore and commuter segment mobikes as well. "The idea is to start local manufacturing of Hyosung bikes by 2014," said Shirish Kulkarni, director, DSK Motowheels. "We are setting up a plant with a capacity of 100,000 units and total investment would be Rs. 500-600 crore in the next five years. The investment would be made in two phases."

"We want to enter the commuter segment as well. By the first quarter of 2015, we plan to launch a 150 cc bike and by the end of the same year or early 2016 we are looking at introducing 125 cc bike," he said. "By the end of 2015 we will have a total of eight models in the Indian market. We will be bringing in new models such as GV650, GV250 and another cruiser model."

At present, the company sells four models in India. It is targeting sales of 2000 units by March 2013.


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