DSK Hyosung showcased multiple products at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, but one bike which caught our attention was the GD250N. One glance at the motorcycle and you can tell it is targeted to rival the KTM Duke series and other such street bikes in the segment.
With minimalistic body work, slightly exposed frame work, the motorcycle looked its part. A prism shaped headlamp, sculpted tank, split seats, exposed rear monoshock suspension, upside down front fork, LED tail lamp, full digital instrument console, underbelly exhaust and white painted multi-spoke alloy wheels gave decent character to the motorcycle and looked much with the times. You also get petal disc brakes at the front and at the back.
Powering the motorcycle was a 249cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected motor which was good for producing 27.6 BHP of power @ 9,500 RPM and 2.4 kgm of torque @ 7,000 RPM. Engine was mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The bike weighed 155 kg and was built on a trellis frame and alloy swingarm. Riding position of the GD250N was on the committed side and enthusiasts would like it.
Hyosung has plans to launch the bike soon after the Auto Expo, and a couple of publications even got a chance to review it. However, till date, there is no update on when the GD250N will hit the streets. With more and more competition entering the segment, Hyosung will have to price the bike competitively and also, work of the quality of parts used.