It came in with little surprise that Hyosung rolled out the sporty 2016 Hyosung GT300R Motorcycle in its line-up during the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy.
The Korean manufacturer marked an upgrade in this segment over the GT250R with a retuned engine. Notably, it is not the first company to do so; as Kawasaki outdid itself by stepping up from the Ninja 250R to the Ninja 300 in the recent past. As was the case with the Ninja 250R after the launch of its powerful cousin, one can also expect Hyosung to pull the GT250R out of the market to pave way for the new variant.
The design flaunts sharp and brawny features, which are a trademark of Hyosung’s machines. The 15-litre tank remains generously proportioned while the seat appears to be rather elongated with the rider getting more comfort on the saddle. The pillion is also set at a slightly lower position, adding to the frame’s tweaked appearance. However, the MRF 110/70 R-17 tyre on the front wheel and the 150/60 R-17 on the rear could bring down the overall muscular appeal of the GT 300R.
The powertrain boasts of a 275cc 8-valve V-twin engine which, when coupled with a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox, rakes up to 20.6 PS power at 10,500 rpm with a maximum torque of 23.5 Nm at 7000 rpm. The top speed is set to jump up by around 20-30 kmph from the 150 km/h of the GT250R.
The suspension experiences no change from the predecessor in the form of the 41mm upside down telescopic design. The GT300R comes with a standard 300mm front disc setup, using 4-piston callipers, while the rear brakes remain the same as the GT250R with a 230mm disc.
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