Hyosung might have been silent in India for a long time now, but the Korean company is consistently launching motorcycles abroad, with the latest addition in its lineup being the new GV300SA. The bobber-style Hyosung GV300SA has made its debut in Europe, with its price set at EUR 4,990 (roughly Rs 4 lakh).
Design and Features
The new Hyosung GV300SA has been designed with the design elements of a cruiser and bobber, which is very evident from its stance. The motorcycle has an all-black treatment, with all of its body panels and cycle parts finished in a theme of matte black. The compact fuel tank, rounded side body panels and side casings for the engine, chopped front and rear fenders and round-looking conventional halogen headlamp, turn indicators and tail lamp are some of its major highlights.
While the low slung stance with lower ground clearance and wide handlebar make it look like a cruiser, the fat front and rear tyres with a high-mounted fuel tank give it an impression of a bobber. In terms of features, the motorcycle doesn’t get many modern tech-laden bits. The instrument console is a part-digital affair, with an analogue tachometer and a small rectangular LCD panel that reads out speed, fuel level, odometer, trip meter and engine temperature.
Engine and Transmission
The Hyosung GV300SA gets a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, V-twin, 296cc engine, which is a bored-out version of the engine which was available in the previously-available GT250R. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox and produce maximum power and torque figures of 30.4 PS and 25.6 Nm respectively.
Tipping the weighing scales at 172 kg, the Hyosung GV300SA has a suspension combination of hydraulic telescopic forks at the front and dual coil springs at the rear. The conventional suspension setup of the GV300SA gets multi-spoke black alloy wheels with fat tubeless tyres at both ends. A single disc brake at both ends serves the braking purpose. The low seat height of 710mm gives it a proper cruiser appeal.
Will it come to India?
Since the commencement of the BS6 era, Hyosung has gone silent because none of its models was compliant with BS6 emission norms. All of its motorcycles like GT250R, GT650R, Aquila 250 and Aquila 650 Pro were discontinued immediate effect. However, Hyosung was added to the Motoroyale banner owned by Kinetic, which also has brands like Norton, MV Agusta, SWM and FB Mondial under its umbrella. The fact that Hyosung is still a part of this group indicates that Hyosung will make a possible re-entry in India, and the GV300SA might serve as a perfect replacement to the Aquila 250 cruiser in India.