DSK Hyosung Upcoming Bikes in India
DSK Hyosung’s absence from the AUTO EXPO 2016 was disheartening. While DSK Benelli had set up fascinating stand with their 4 new motorcycles, Hyosung was nowhere to be seen. However, a talk with Shirish Kulkarni, who heads both Benelli and Hyosung, shined light on Hyosung’s future plans.
According to Kulkarni, Hyosung plans to launch 4 new motorcycles in India over a period of 18 months. Out of the 4 Hyosung bikes, 3 will be released this year, staring from May. The 4th bike is expected to come out early next year.
Lets take a look at what Hyosung has in its bag:
(1) Hyosung GV300
This strongly built cruiser is all set to replace the existing GV250 Aquila. Only available in the shade of grey, the GV300 is powered by a 275 cc engine which churns out a maximum power of 26 horses at 8500 rpm and a max torque of 23.5 Nm at 7000 rpm. This Hyosung has a great deal of chrome finishing and blackened out engine and alloys. It is expected to come out in May with a price tag of INR 3,00,000.
(2) Hyosung GT300R
The GT300 is a fully faired, 2-cylinder, 275 cc sportsbike and will compete against the likes of Kawasaki Ninja 300, Yamaha YZF-R3, and Benelli Tornado 302. Kulkarni says it will come out in June/July this year. It is expected to be priced around INR 3,20,000.
(3) New Hyosung GT650R
The GT650R is a very aesthetically appealing superbike powered by a liquid cooled 647 cc engine churning out a power of 72.68 horses @ 9000 rpm and a max torque of 60.9 NM @ 7500 rpm paired to 6 speed manual gearbox. The bike goes from 0-100 kmph is just 8 seconds, and has a top speed of 210 kmph. Coming out in June/July, the GT650R is all set to take on the Kawasaki Ninja 650R. The price is expected to be around INR 4,80,000.
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(4) Hyosung GD450
A rugged naked bike, the Hyosung GD450 gets its power from a liquid cooled 449 cc engine which churns out 49.3 bhp @ 7500 rpm and a maximum torque 47.7 NM @ 7000 rpm. Expected to launch late this year, or early next year, this bike will be priced around INR 2,50,000.