It wasn’t exactly a secret that Korean manufacturer Hyosung was releasing a new small capacity sports bike, as the GD250R was on display at Intermot in October and was all over the Indian press earlier in the year. Today however it has been confirmed that the learner approved motorcycle will come out in the first quarter of 2015.
Hyosung continues to focus on the smaller displacement market and the GD250R is heavily based on the GD250N – a naked motorcycle which came out earlier this year and has received positive reviews from the Indian press.
Apart from the fairings and slight change in seat height, the GD250R is mechanically identical to its naked sibling. It features a 249cc thumper outputting 27.6 hp (20.59 kW) at 9500rpm and 17.8 ftlb (24.17 Nm) at 7,000 rpm. Fully fueled the Hyosung GD250R weighs 155kg and like most bikes in this segment, offers only preload adjustment on the rear suspension and has a single 300mm front disc brake.
No specific pricing or release dates have yet been made available, but expect it to sit well under the CBR300R in terms of pricing.