Advertisements
Home

Royal Enfield Bullet Despatch

Leave a comment


Royal Enfield Desert Storm Despatch 500cc

Royal Enfield Desert Storm Despatch 500cc

Royal Enfield Bullet Blue Despatch 500cc

Royal Enfield Bullet Blue Despatch 500cc

Royal Enfield Bullet Blue Despatch 500cc

Royal Enfield Bullet Blue Despatch 500cc

Royal Enfield Bullet Blue Despatch 500cc

Royal Enfield Bullet Blue Despatch 500cc

Royal Enfield Bullet Blue Despatch 500cc

Royal Enfield Bullet Blue Despatch 500cc

Royal Enfield Bullet Despatch 500cc

Royal Enfield Bullet Despatch 500cc

Advertisements

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

1 Comment


2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

The Suzuki Hayabusa is undoubtedly a force to recon with when it comes to the arena of super sports motorcycles. This beauty had dominated the arena for a long time. Top of the line technology and impeccable ergonomics coupled with great handling and styling, it’s definitely a stunner.

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

It houses a 1340cc in-line 4-cylinder fuel injected, DOHC liquid-cooled power plant that comes with 16-valves and Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers. To take its performance to the ultimate level it comes with an ultra light aluminum alloy pistons with a compression ratio of 12.5:1. It comes with Suzuki’s SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) fuel injection system with dual 12-hole, Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating on the upper compression, Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) cylinder plating and Lightweight titanium valves coupled with Iridium spark plugs for top of the line performance not matter what the conditions are.

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

There is no shortage of technology on the motorcycle that makes it one of its kinds on the planet. It has the drive mode selector (Suzuki Drive Mode Selector) to assist the rider to alter the engine performance according to the riding conditions and his likings. The exhaust system on Hayabusa is one of the best in the world with a large capacity catalyzer, dual triangular canisters and closed loop system.

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

Hayabusa comes with an optimized 6-speed transmission features oil spray to the 4th, 5th, and 6th gears, a lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminum frame, fully adjustable inverted front fork, bridged aluminum alloy swingarm, and a beautiful and informative instrument cluster features four analog meters for speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and water temperature with a S-DMS mode indicator, gear position indicator and adjustable engine-rpm indicator.

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

 2012 Hayabusa Specifications

2012 HayabusaBASE                                  2012 Hayabusa Limited

Chassis        

Brakes Front                                                      Disc brake, twin                                   Disc brake, twin

Brakes Rear                                                        Disc brake                                               Disc brake

Color                                                                     Glass Sparkle Black                              Candy Sonoma Red

and Pearl Glacier White

Curb Weight                                                        573 lbs                                                     260 kg (573 lbs)

Final Drive                                                          Chain, RK GB50GSV Z4,                    Chain, RK GB50GSV Z4,

114 links                                                  114 links

Fuel Tank Capacity                                          5.5 gallons                                              21.0 L (5.5 US gallons)

Fuel Tank Capacity CA                                  20.0 L (5.3 US gallons)                       20.0 L (5.3 US gallons)

Ground Clearance                                          120 mm (4.7 in)                                      120 mm (4.7 in)

Overall Height                                                 1165 mm (45.9 in)                                  1165 mm (45.9 in)

Overall Length                                                  2190 mm (86.2 in)                                2190 mm (86.2 in)

Overall Width                                                   735 mm (28.9 in)                                  735 mm (28.9 in)

Seat Height                                                        805 mm (31.7 in)                                  805 mm (31.7 in)

Suspension Front                                           Inverted telescopic,                             Inverted telescopic,

coil spring, oil damped                        coil spring, oil damped

Suspension Rear                                            Link type, coil spring,                           Link type, coil spring,

oil damped                                                 oil damped

Tires Front                                                      120/70ZR17 M/C (58W),                     120/70ZR17 M/C (58W),

Tubeless                                                        Tubeless

Tires Rear                                                       190/50ZR17 M/C (73W),                      190/50ZR17 M/C (73W),

Tubeless                                                        Tubeless

Transmission                                                 6-speed constant mesh                           6-speed constant mesh

Wheelbase                                                       1480 mm (58.3 in)                                    1480 mm (58.3 in)

Engine            

Bore Stroke                                                       81.0 mm x 65.0 mm

Compression Ratio                                        12.5 : 1

Displacement                                                   1340cc, 4-stroke, Liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder, DOHC

Fuel System                                                     Suzuki Fuel Injection                               Suzuki fuel injection

Ignition                                                              Electronic Ignition                                   Electronic ignition

(Transistorized)                                         (Transistorized)

Lubrication System                                      Wet Sump

Starter                                                                Electric                                                          Electric

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

Pictures and specification curtsey Suzuki Official Website.

© All Rights Reserved
Copyright © Vikas Singh

2012 Yamaha YZF R1

1 Comment


2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

Since the launch, Yamaha YZF R1 is one of the most sought after super sports motorcycle that truly inherits the DNA of the MOTOGP R1. The stunningly sharp looks, ergonomics and specifications of this beauty have always attracted those who are lovers of speed and style.

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

Recently Yamaha sold some 2000 units of the World GP 50th Anniversary Edition in Pearl White and Rapid Red shades that sports the 50th Anniversary emblem on top of the fuel tank and each motorcycle was numbered displaying the production number of each unit.

2012 Yamaha R1 Console

2012 Yamaha R1 Console

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

R1 sports a 998cc, liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 16 valves (titanium intake valves) power plant with YCC-T and YCC-I and Transistor Controlled Ignition. The 2012 Yamaha YZF R1 include some new features like Seven-level Traction Control System that’s allows the rider an edge over its competition while exiting corners.

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

Front suspension is 43mm inverted fork that are fully adjustable and rear suspension comes with a single shock w/piggyback reservoir which is 4-way adjustable. Front brakes are dual 310mm disc with radial-mount forged 6-piston calipers and rear with 220mm disc with single-piston caliper.

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

 

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

The 2012 model is fitted with an all new ECU settings which enhances the ability of the motorcycle during the low and mid rpm acceleration. To give a boost to the styling the headlight cowl design and LED lights are given a new look apart from this redesigned silencer heat guards and end caps give the rear of this beauty a more compact look.

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha YZF R1 Technical Specifications

Engine:                                                    998cc, liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 16 valves
(titanium intake valves)
Bore x Stroke:                                      78.0mm X 52.2mm
Compression Ratio:                           12.7:1
Fuel Delivery:                                       Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
Ignition:                                                  TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Transmission:                                        6-speed w/multiplate slipper clutch
Final Drive:                                            #530 O-ring chain

Chassis
Suspension / Front:                          43mm inverted fork; fully adjustable,
4.7-in travel
Suspension / Rear:                            Single shock w/piggyback reservoir; 4-way
adjustable, 4.7-in travel
Brakes / Front:                                   Dual 310mm disc; radial-mount forged
6-piston calipers
Brakes / Rear:                                     220mm disc; single-piston caliper
Tires / Front:                                      120/70ZR17
Tires / Rear:                                        190/55ZR17

Dimensions

Length :                                                 81.5 in
Width:                                                    28.1 in
Height :                                                  44.5 in
Seat Height:                                         32.8 in
Wheelbase:                                           55.7 in
Rake (Caster Angle):                         24.0°
Trail:                                                       4.0 in
Fuel Capacity:                                    4.8 gal
Wet Weight***:                                  454 lb

Other

Primary Reduction Ratio:             65/43 (1.512)
Secondary Reduction Ratio:        47/17 (2.765)
Gear Ratio – 1st Gear 38/15 (2.533)
Gear Ratio – 2nd Gear 33/16 (2.063)
Gear Ratio – 3rd Gear 37/21 (1.762)
Gear Ratio – 4th Gear 35/23 (1.522)
Gear Ratio – 5th Gear 30/22 (1.364)
Gear Ratio – 6th Gear 33/26 (1.269)

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

Technical specification and Pictures curtsey: Yamaha Official Website

© All Rights Reserved
Copyright © Vikas Singh

Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

Leave a comment


2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R is a rage since its launch in the year 2006. This is the biggest displacement offering in the Ninja range of super sports motorcycles from Kawasaki. It’s also the most powerful Ninja ever built by the company. The 2012 model is one of the fastest production bikes on sale in the market.

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

Kawasaki has turned the 2012 Ninja ZX14R into a sheer powerhouse by increasing the displacement to 1441cc. It now comes with an updated fuel injection system and advanced catalyzer for lower emission. It has now reshaped combustion chambers and reinforced cam chain in the camshafts.

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

A major change in the 2012 Ninja ZX14R  is an all new oil jet cooling system and an improved engine compression ratio of 12.3:1 along with the 2mm thicker crankshaft main journals. These changes offer the Ninja more power in the entire rev range and make it most powerful motorcycle on the track. Apart from it, the 2012 model has a 10mm longer swingarm, 43mm inverted fork and adjustable single shock and slipper clutch and a KTRC traction control and ignition system.

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

It comes with three riding options the full power, medium power and a third option for low traction conditions which can be operated through the toggle switch mounted on the handle bar easily. Apart from the technical changes there are noticeable changes in the design of the 2012 model. The headlight and front stance is now more aggressive but the side paring styling is been retained which is a good move by the engineers and the designers.

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R Digital Console and Speedometer 2

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R Digital Console and Speedometer 2

Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R Technical Specifications

Engine:                                                   Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves

per cylinder, inline-four

Displacement:                                     1,441 cc

Bore x Stroke:                                     84.0 x 65.0 mm

Compression Ratio:                         12.3:1

Fuel System:                                       DFI® with four 44mm Mikuni throttle bodies

Ignition:                                               TCBI with Digital Advance

Transmission:                                   Six-Speed

Final Drive:                                        X-Ring Chain

Rake/Trail:                                        23 degrees / 3.7 in.

Front Tire Size:                               120/70 ZR17

Rear Tire Size:                                 190/50 ZR17

Wheelbase:                                       58.3 in.

Overall length:                                85.4 in.

Overall width:                                 30.3 in.

Overall height:                                46.1 in.

Ground clearance:                        4.9 in.

Seat Height:                                     31.5 in.

Curb Weight:                                   584.3 lbs.

Fuel Capacity:                                5.8 gal

Color:                                                 Metallic Spark Black, Candy Surf Blue,

Golden Blazed Green with special graphics (SE)

Front Suspension / wheel travel:         

43mm inverted cartridge fork with adjustable preload, 18-way compression and 15-way rebound damping adjustment / 4.6 in.

Rear Suspension / wheel travel:

Bottom-link Uni-Trak® and gas-charged shock with adjustable preload, stepless rebound and compression damping adjustments, adjustable ride height / 4.9 in.

Front Brakes:        

Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs with dual radial-mounted                    four-piston calipers

Rear Brakes:                           

Single 250mm petal disc with twin-piston caliper

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R

© All Rights Reserved

Copyright © Vikas Singh

Premium 150cc High Performance Motorcycles in India

Leave a comment


Premium 150cc High Performance Motorcycles in India

Yamaha R15 V 2.0

Yamaha R15 V 2.0

Yamaha YZF-R15 V2.0

Have you ever heard a legend being launched, well Yamaha has done that with their legendary R15. Since the day it’s been launched it has won heart of every biker in India. It’s a combination of pure racing DNA, stunning looks and sharp pricing. A lot has been written about this motorcycle and internet is full of reviews and praises about this motorcycle. But I must say that it’s not only a treat to the eyes but a sheer performer no matter where you ride it… on a track or in the street. It’s a must in every biker’s garage.

Technical Specifications Yamaha YZF-R15 V2.0

Engine

Engine:                                                           Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve

Cylinder arrangement:                           Single cylinder

Displacement:                                            149.8cc

Bore & Stroke:                                            57 × 58.7mm

Compression ratio:                                   10.4:1

Maximum power:                                     17PS/ 8,500rpm

Maximum torque:                                    15N.m / 7,500rpmm

Starting system:                                        Electric start

Lubrication:                                                wet sump

Fuel tank capacity:                                   12 liters

Fuel supply system:                                 Fuel Injection

Ignition system:                                         T.C.I

Primary / Secondary reduction ratio:    3.042 / 3.133

Clutch type:                                                     Wet Multiple-disc

Transmission type:                                       Return type 6-speed

Gear ratios:   

1st=2.833, 2nd=1.875, 3rd=1.364,

4th=1.143, 5th=0.957, 6th=0.84

Chassis

Frame type:                                                      Delta box

Caster / Trail:                                                   26° / 98mm

Tire size (Front / Rear):                               90/80-17 / 130/70-R17

Brake type (Front / Rear):                          Hydraulic, single disc (Front / Rear)

Suspension type (Front / Rear):              Telescopic / Linked type Monocross

Headlight:                                                         Lo beam12V/35W X1, Hi beam12V/35W

X2

Battery:                                                           12V, 3.5Ah (10H)

Dimensions

Overall length x width x height:           1,970mm x 670mm × 1,070mm

Seat height:                                                    800mm

Wheelbase:                                                    1,345mm

Minimum ground clearance:                160mm

Kerb weight:                                                136Kg

(Technical Specification curtsey Yamaha Official website)

Honda CBR 150R

Honda CBR 150R

Honda CBR 150R

Newly launched and yet to prove its mettle, it’s said to be a challenger for the legendary Yamaha R15. Pegged against the destructible R15 it has a hell of a task ahead of it. But we all must know that Honda are known for their superior engineering and flawless products and I am sure this one is going to be no exception. Honda CBR 150R with its flawless performance, power and an Rs 1,17,385 ex-showroom, Delhi price is going make a waves in the 150cc segment and will prove its mettle like the Honda CBR 250R which is one of the hottest selling 250cc motorcycles in India.

Technical Specifications Honda CBR 150R

Engine

Engine:                                        4 stroke single cylinder

Displacement:                         149.4cc

Maximum Torque:                 18 Bhp @ 10500 rpm

Maximum Power:                   16 Nm @ 8500 rpm

Clutch:                                         Wet MultipleDisc

Gear Box:                                   6

Brakes:                                        Front 276mm Disc, Rear220mm Disc

Suspension:                              Front Telescopic Fork Rear MonoShock

Starting:                                     Electric

Wheelbase:                               1286mm

Tyre Size:                                  100/80-17 – 130/70-17 mm

Wheel Type:                             Alloy

Fuel Capacity:                         10

Fuel Reserve:                          2

Curb Weight:                          138 kg approx

 

TVS Apache RTR 160 Fi

TVS Apache RTR 160 Fi

TVS Apache RTR 160 Fi

Apache RTR 160 Fi, an “Indian thoroughbred racing machine” is what I will call it. High on quality and performance quotient, it’s one of the best in the segment. Though a little more than a 150cc, but I feel this machine fits to be in the 150cc category because there is no other category till 200cc and its more close to the 150cc category. This motorcycle is now one of the flagship motorcycles in the TVS stable and has won hearts of many Indian bikers since its launch. It got the power and punch to match the R15 and CBR150R to a great extent. It got the speed, solid built and sharp price on its side and these are perfect ingredients to make this little beast a stunner on road and on track.

Technical Specifications Apache RTR 160 Fi

Engine

Engine:                                                     EFI. 4 STROKE

Displacement:                                      159.7

Compression Ratio:                             9.5:1

Maximum Power:                                15.7BHP@8500

Maximum Torque:                               13.1NM @ 8500

Starting            :                                               Self/Kick

Wheel Base:                                         1300MM

Tyre Size:                                            Front 90×90-17, Rear 100×80-18

Wheel Type:                                      Alloy

Fuel Capacity:                                  16.0 Ltrs

Fuel Reserve:                                    1.5 Ltrs

Dimensions

Length:                                                            2020 MM

Height:                                                 1100 MM

Width;                                                  730 MM

Clearance:                                            180 MM

Curb Weight:                                       136 KGS

Brakes:                                                  FRONT DIA 270 DISC BREAK,

REAR DIA 200 DISC BREAK

Gear Box:                                            5 GEAR CONSTANT MESH

 

© All Rights Reserved

Copyright © Vikas Singh

Top 150cc Commuter Motorcycles in India

Leave a comment


Top 150cc Commuter Motorcycles in India

The 150cc segment in the Indian motorcycle industry is the most fiercely competed category and almost all major motorcycling manufacturing companies offer a product in this segment. I am listing below some of the top motorcycles in this segment to help you do an instant comparison and choose the right one for you.

Hero Motorcorp

Hero Motocorp CBZ Xtreme

Hero Motocorp CBZ Xtreme

CBZ Xtreme

Engine:                                    Air cooled, 4 – stroke single cylinder OHC

Displacement:              149.2 cc

Max. Power:               10.6 kW (14.4 PO@ 8500 rpm)

Max. Torque:               12.80 N m @ 6500 rpm

Ignition:                       Self Start

Transmission:              Gear box          5 Speed constant mesh

Fuel Tank Capacity      12.1 litre (Min)

Kerb Weight:               148 kg

Hunk

Hero Motocorp Hunk

Hero Motocorp Hunk

Engine:                                    Air cooled, 4 – stroke single cylinder

Displacement:              149.2 c.c

Max. Power:               10.6 kW (14.4 Ps) @ 8500rpm

Max. Torque:              12.80 N – m @ 6500 rpm

Starting:                       Self Start

Transmission:             5 Speed constant mesh

Fuel Tank Capacity:     12.4 litres (Minimum)

Kerb Weight:               146 kgs

Bajaj Auto

Pulsar 150 Dts-i

Bajaj Pulsar 15 Dtsi

Bajaj Pulsar 15 Dtsi

Engine:                                    4-stroke, DTS-i, air cooled, single cylinder

Displacement:              149.01cc

Max. Power:                15.06 @ 9000 (Ps @ RPM)

Max. Torque:               12.5 @ 6500 (Nm @ RPM)

Starting:                       Self Start

Transmission:              5 Speed

Fuel Tank:                   15 litres (3.2 litres reserve, 2 litres usable)

Kerb Weight (kg):        143

Discover 150

Bajaj Discover 150

Bajaj Discover 150

Engine:                                   DTS-i, 4-stroke, Natural air cooled

Displacement:              144.8cc

Max Net Power:           13.0 PS @ 7500 rpm

Max Net Torque:         12.75 Nm @ 5500 rpm

Starting:                       Self Start

Transmission:              5 Speeds

Fuel Tank Capacity:     8 litres full Reserve 2.3 litres, usable reserve 1.5 ltrs

Kerb weight     121 Kg.

 

Suzuki

GS 150R

Suzuki GS150R

Suzuki GS150R

Engine:                                   Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC

Displacement (cm3):    149.5

Max Power:                13.8bhp @ 8,500rpm

Max Torque:               13.4Nm @ 6,000rpm

Starting:                       Electric & Kick

Transmission:              6-speed (1-down, 5-up)

Fuel Tank Capacity (l):             15.5

Kerb Mass (kg):            149

 

Yamaha

Fazer

Yamaha Fazer

Yamaha Fazer

Engine:                        Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC

Displacement:              153.0 cc

Maximum power:        14PS @ 7500 rpm

Maximum torque:        13.6 Nm @ 6000 rpm

Starting:                      Electric & Kick start

Transmission:             Constant mesh 5-speed

Fuel tank capacity:       12 litres

Kerb weight:                141 kg

FZ-S

Yamaha FZ-S

Yamaha FZ-S

Engine:                        Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC

Displacement:              153.0 cc

Maximum power:        14PS @ 7500 rpm

Maximum torque:        13.6 Nm @ 6000 rpm

Starting:                      Electric & Kick start

Transmission:             Constant mesh 5-speed

Fuel tank capacity:       12 litres

Kerb weight:                135 kg

FZ-16

Yamaha FZ 16

Yamaha FZ 16

Engine:                        Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC

Displacement:              153.0 cc

Maximum power:        14PS @ 7500 rpm

Maximum torque:        13.6 Nm @ 6000 rpm

Starting:                      Electric & Kick start

Transmission:             Constant mesh 5-speed

Fuel tank capacity:       12 litres

Kerb weight:                135 kg

SZ-R

Yamaha SZ-R

Yamaha SZ-R

Engine:                        Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC

Displacement:              153.0 cc

Maximum power:        12.1PS/7500rpm

Maximum torque:        12.8Nm/4500rpm

Starting:                      Electric & Kick start

Transmission:             Constant mesh 5-speed

Fuel tank capacity:       14 litres

Kerb weight:                134 kg

Honda

CB Unicorn Dazzler

Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler

Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler

Engine:                                   Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SI

Displacement (cm3):    149.1

Max Power:                14bhp @ 8,500rpm

Max Torque:               1.3 Kg-m@ 6,500rpm

Starting:                       Self

Transmission:              Constant Mesh 5Speed Gear

Fuel Tank Capacity:      12

Kerb Mass (kg):            138

CB Unicorn

Honda CB Unicorn

Honda CB Unicorn

Engine:                                   Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SI

Displacement (cm3):    149.1

Max Power:                14bhp @ 8,000rpm

Max Torque:               1.3 Kg-m@ 5,500rpm

Starting:                       Kick and Self

Transmission:              Constant Mesh 5Speed Gear

Fuel Tank Capacity:      13

Kerb Mass (kg):            146

TVS

RTR 160 Hyper Edge

TVS Apache RTR160 Hyper Edge

TVS Apache RTR160 Hyper Edge

ENGINE:                     159.7 cc, 4 Stroke, Single Cylinder, Air cooled, SOHC

Maximum Power:        15.2 Bhp @ 8500 rpm

Maximum Torque:       13.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm

Starting:                       Self Start

Transmission:              5 Speed (1 Down, 4 Up shift pattern)

Fuel Tank:                   16 liters Reserve 2.5 Liters

Kerb Weight:               136.00 kg

© All Rights Reserved

Copyright © Vikas Singh

Hyosung GT250R and Hyosung GV250 Ready for India Launch

3 Comments


2012 Hyosung GT 250R

2012 Hyosung GT 250R

2012 Hyosung GT 250R

Hyosung and Garware Motors are all ready to launch their latest offering the GT 250R, and this is by far their most ambitious offering as they are expecting that it’s for sure going to boost their sales if everything went well and will change their fortunes. This is going to be a second inning of sort for the GT 250R in India though the first innings was as a naked V-Twin. This time it’s going to be a sport model identical to the GT650R. The meaning of GT is “Grand Tourer” and the R Stands for “Racer”. The claim here is that it’s a versatile motorcycle that can double as a sports motorcycle apart from being a Tourer.

2012 Hyosung GT 250R Digital Console

2012 Hyosung GT 250R Digital Console

Well Well Well…. now the Kawasaki Ninja 250R the big daddy of the 250cc segment around the world is already here, the most practical and affordable Honda CBR 250R is here and is selling like hot cakes, KTM Duke 200 had made a decent entry into the arena and the most awaited and I am sure one of the most ambitious motorcycle from the stable of Bajaj Auto, the Bajaj 200Ns is about to be launched, how will the Hyosung GT 250R going to fare amongst these.

2012 Hyosung GT250R

2012 Hyosung GT250R

It’s going to be a very very tough outing for the GT250R and the price is going to play a vital role in the success or failure of the motorcycle. Along with that, Garware have to match the after sales services and wide spread dealership network of Bajaj and Honda. I am sure by Garware must have thought about it and they will do their best to tackle this as well. Though the exact specs are not known but below are some of the expected specs that GT250R sports around the world.
Specifications GT250R

Engine

 Type:                                    Air / Oil cooled DOHC 8-valve 75° V-twin
Displacement:                  249cc
Bore x Stroke:                  57 x 48.8
Compression Ratio:      10.2 : 1
Fuel System:                    Fuel injection
Lubrication:                     Wet sump

Chassis     

Overall Length:               82.28 inches
Overall Height:                44.49 inches
Overall Width:                 27.56 inches
Whelel Base:                     56.5 inches
Seat Height:                      32.68 inches

Suspension

Front:                                 Upside down Telescopic
Rear:                                   Swing arm with Progressive linkage Hydraulic Mono

shock absorber (Preload adjustable)

Tire

Front:                                 110/70 -17 / Rear: 150/70 -17
Fuel Tank Capacity:      4.5gal
Curb Weight:                    416lbs

Transmission

Clutch:                               Wet, Multiplate
Gear:                                  Constant mesh 5-speed
Final Drive:                     Chain

2012 Hyosung GV250 Aquila

2012 Hyosung GV250 Aquila

2012 Hyosung GV250 Aquila

Garware and ST motors are also planning to launch their cruiser the GV250 Aquila and it will be its second innings in India like the GT 250R. When it was launched  few years back by Kinetic it did well but at that time the Indian biking scenario was not that developed and people use to look at the price first and then at the other aspects of the motorcycle. But the things have changed now and Indian biking has come a long way and now the bikers are ready to spend a few lakhs on a motorcycle.

2012 Hyosung GV250 Aquila

2012 Hyosung GV250 Aquila

The GV 250 Aquila is going to be a full fledged cruiser with an Air/Oil cooled 75° V-twin DOHC, 4-valve per cylinder power plant and classic styling. It’s going to look like the ST 7 to a great extent in design and styling. Hyosung’s GV250 is known to deliver the same ride and feel that you expect from a full grown large displacement cruisers. I have ridden the old version of the Aquila that made a small foray in India market and it was good to ride with enough power and handled well. This time I expect things to be even better.

2012 Hyosung GV250 Aquila

2012 Hyosung GV250 Aquila

The 2012 GV 250 will be equipped with an electronic fuel injection, better ride quality and reliability. The low seating and the retro styling like HD Fatboy can  make it an instant hit this time and there is no doubt that it can become a most preferred entry level cruiser in Indian market as no other company so far has a fully fledged real V-Twin engine cruiser in genuine custom cruiser styling. Of course pricing is again going to be the key to its success as Bajaj may launch their affordable cruiser the Avenger 220 Dts-i using the engine of the Pulsar 200NS.

Hyosung GV250 Aquila

Hyosung GV250 Aquila

Well now let’s come to the most important question asked in Indian market, the mileage, well it’s expected to deliver a mileage of around 30 Kmpl which is decent enough for a V-Twin cruiser. In every department it is a value for money if compared to any other cruiser in its class, at least on paper it is. The expected specs are as below but the real ones can only be known once the motorcycle is formally launched in India.

Hyosung GV250 Aquila

Hyosung GV250 Aquila

Specifications GV250 Aquila

Engine  

Type:                                       Air / Oil cooled DOHC 8-valve 75° V-twin
Displacement:                     249cc
Bore x Stroke:                     57 x 48.8
Compression:                      10.3 : 1
Fuel System:                        Fuel injection
Lubrication:                         Wet sump

Chassis     

verall Length:                      89.84 inches
Overall Height:                    43.15 inches
Overall Width:                     34.45 inches
Wheel Base:                          59.65 inches
Seat Height:                          27.95 inches

Brake   

Front:                                     Single disc, 2 pistons caliper
Rear:                                       Drum

Suspension   

Front:                                     Conventional Telescopic
Rear:                                       Swing arm with Hyeraulic Double shock absorber

(Preload adjustable)

Tire

Front:                                     110/90 -16 / Rear: 150/80 -15
Fuel Tank Capacity:          3.7ga;
Curb Weight:                        388lbs

Transmission   

Clutch:                                    Wet, Multiplate
Gear:                                       Constant Mesh 5-speed
Final Drive:                          Chain

My Suggestion to Hyosung…. Give these motorcycles sharp price and these are going to sell like hot cakes.

© All Rights Reserved

Copyright © Vikas Singh

Older Entries