Hyosung GT250R Receives Cosmetic Upgrades

2014 Hyosung GT250R 1 photo
Photo: Hyosung
Korean manufacturer Hyosung announces the new livery of their quarter-liter sportsbike, the GT250R. On the technical side, it appears like the Hyosung GT250R remains unchanged, and all the upgrades are in the aesthetic segment.
All in all, Hyosung seems to make an interesting move, as the redesigned bodywork of the quarter-liter machine resembles very much to that of their supersport class GT650R. So now, both the 250 and the 650 versions share the nifty Suzuki GSX-R-like bodywork . The old trim of the Hyosung GT250R kind of harked back to Honda machinery, and was not a bad design at all, either. However, it looks like Hyosung and its Indian partner DSK Motowheels agreed in adding some stronger mojo to the smaller bike.

While the two machines are very similar, the smaller one can be differentiated from the GT650R model by the finish of the silencer. The Hyosung GT250R is equipped with a chromed-out exhaust, as opposed to the matte black of the bigger machine. At the same time, the 250cc bike is loaded with slightly skinnier tires.

On the tech side, the new 2014 Hysoung GT250R retains the 249cc oil-cooled v-twin injected engine delivering 28 horsepower @ 10,000 rpm and 22 Nm (16.2 lb-ft) of torque at 8,000 rpm, mated to a manual 5-speed gearbox.

We know that Hyosung is making a comeback in the Canadian market, and this means more competition in the sporty quarter-liter segment, which is a great thing. We found out that the on-road price in India is around $5,190 (€3,775), and in case the North American price will not grow ridiculously, we might be looking at quite some nice sales figures.
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