Hyosung Exiv R / GD250R
End of 2014 or 2015 is the year for the new Hyosung Exiv R 250 (GD250R) model to hit the showrooms! This model was seen at the Intermot fair in Cologne, Germany recently.
From the classic GTR version, this model looks like to have a slightly larger fairings. Another noticeable feature is the front lamp has changed. I assume this model has a more aggressive riding position with a brand new endings steering, bolted to the fork tubes.
From the side of the chassis and engine, Exiv R is no different from the current standard model of Exiv 250 (GD250N/N5) in terms of specs. This is a 249cc, single-cylinder, DOHC, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled motor with electronic fuel injection. The peak output on this bike is approximately 28.4 HP at 8500 RPM with a peak torque output of 25 Nm at 7000 RPM. This engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Full specification of this Hyosung Exiv R / GD250R can be found below.
* Those highlighted in red are the only differences with GD250N / Exiv5
This model is set to put up a strong competition for its rivals such as the KTM 200, Honda CBR250R or the Yamaha R25. At this moment, I have no idea of the official price of this machine, but it is expected to be slightly higher than the existing naked Exiva (N5).
Will the current GTR version discontinued once this is rolled out? This could be very interesting to know in the future!
Below are some pictures of this Hyosung ExivR 250 model. All images below credited to scigacz.pl.
If you would like to compare the GD250R and the GD250N, click HERE
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