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2017 Hyosung GD250R - Coolness Factor = 58.7%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:38 am

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The new Hyosung GD250R – innovative e-mobility on two wheels...

Coming soon from Korea is an all new 250cc platform, the GD250 series, which will feature a naked and sport version. The GD250 is a lightweight, nimble street bike allowing all riders (beginners and experienced) to experience the true essence of sport riding



2017 Hyosung GD250R http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

EZ-suit system. (Switchable riding position to suit various lifestyles.)

Super sports position
- Focus on sports riding.
- Excellent controllability.

Street sports position
- Focus on daily street riding.
- Excellent accessibility.

Layout (Mass centralization - to the center of gravity of vehicle)

- Engine is located near in the steering head.
- Fuel tank is located near in the COG.
- Muffler is located below the swingarm pivot.
- Electric equipment unit is located near in the steering head.

Frame

- X-5's steel tubular trellis frame is designed to connect directly between the steering head and
pivot. Its compact size reduces weight while enhancing the rigidity of the frame.

- X-5 is equipped with a long 553mm swingarm coupled with the short 1340mm wheelbase.
These features combine to provide a dynamic steering characteristic and constant movement of the
suspension.

Muffler

- Silencer located below the swingarm pivot which improves mass centralization.
Centralized muffler having optimized center of gravity gives X-5 more active handling.

Fuel tank

- Fuel tank located near in the COG. which improves weight centralization.
- Fuel tank is tilted toward swingarm pivot, the fuel always gathers around the center of gravity.
This feature provides natural steering character by reducing the amount of front / rear weight transfer.
- Fuel tank is made from plastic for weight reduction.

Brake

- F : Ø 300mm single disc, opposed 4 piston caliper.
- R : Ø 230mm single disc, opposed 2 piston caliper.

Suspension

- F : Ø 37mm upside down telescopic fork (120mm travel)
- R : Dual side Aluminum Swing arm with Gas charged Hydraulic shock absorber
(Nonstep Preload adjustable)
- The monocross shock absorber is laterally mounted because this solution frees up space to the
centrally located fuel tank, allowing perfectly symmetrical weight distribution.
The lateral shock absorber is pivoted directly on the swingarm.

Electric equipment unit box

- Electric equipment unit box is located at the top of the cylinder head. It contains battery, ECU,
relay, fuse, regulator, sensor, etc.
- This unit construction improves maintainability while reducing weight by shortening the harness
and reducing the number of brackets.









2017 Hyosung GD250R - http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4099 USD
Canada: TBA


Chassis Type Liquid cooled DOHC 4-valve Single cylinder
Displacement 249cc
Bore x Stroke 73 x 59.6
Compression Ratio 12 : 1
Max Power 28.4 HP
Fuel System Fuel injection
Lubrication Wet sump
Clutch Wet, Multiplate
Gear Constant mesh, Close ratio 6-speed (1down 5up)
Final Drive Chain
Frame Type Steel tubular trellis perimeter main frame & Steel tubular assembly sub frame
Overall Length 76.25 in
Overall Height 43.30 in
Overall Width 27.55 in
Wheel Base 52.99 in
Ground Clearance 5.31 in

Engine Seat Height 31.1 in
Caster 23.5 º
Trail 93.6mm
Brake F: 300ø Petal shaped spoke mounted single disc, 4 opposed pistons caliper, Stainless mesh hose
Brake R: 230ø Petal shaped single disc, 2 opposed pistons caliper, Stainless mesh hose
Suspension F: 37ø Upside down Telescopic
Suspension R: Dual side Aluminum Swing arm with Gas charged Hydraulic shock absorber (Nonstep Preload adjustable)

Transmission Tire F: 110/70 R17 54S / R: 150/60 R17 66S
Fuel Tank Capacity 2.9 gal
Curb Weight 352 lbs

Warranty year 2 Year Limited - 1st year parts & labor; 2nd year parts only.

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Re: This Week: 2017 Hyosung GD250R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:40 am

Just released from Hyosung this week, the brand new GD250R builds upon the new GD platform released last year with the GD250.

Enjoy!!

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Re: This Week: 2017 Hyosung GD250R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by High_Side » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:19 pm

That actually looks pretty cool. No idea how to vote for this as the previous model was kinda sh!te, but it will be cool to eventually read a full test.

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Re: This Week: 2017 Hyosung GD250R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by Jarlaxle » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:26 pm

I would like to see the naked version.

I will say that my wife has a GT250 Comet and really likes it.

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Re: This Week: 2017 Hyosung GD250R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by High_Side » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:00 pm

Jarlaxle wrote:I would like to see the naked version.

I will say that my wife has a GT250 Comet and really likes it.
Well I should take back my previous comment then. :o How long has she had it? How many miles?

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Re: This Week: 2017 Hyosung GD250R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by jstark47 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:25 pm

The GD series is supposed to be all new engineering. But I can't find out much detailed info about them on the internet. I'll give it a cautious "cool", I'm glad to see Hyosung making serious investment in new designs.
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Re: This Week: 2017 Hyosung GD250R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:54 pm

This doesn't look half bad, actually. Cautious cool for me. Plus I've never seen this feature on a bike:
totalmotorcycle wrote:2017 Hyosung GD250R http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

EZ-suit system. (Switchable riding position to suit various lifestyles.)

Super sports position
- Focus on sports riding.
- Excellent controllability.

Street sports position
- Focus on daily street riding.
- Excellent accessibility.
Intriguing. I wonder how different will the actual positions be. Do you get both handlebars and clip-ons, and two pairs of rear sets? Seems useful, especially for this displacement/price class. Use the "street" position for commuting and touring, and the super sports position for Sunday morning canyon carving.
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Re: This Week: 2017 Hyosung GD250R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by Jarlaxle » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:55 pm

High_Side wrote:
Jarlaxle wrote:I would like to see the naked version.

I will say that my wife has a GT250 Comet and really likes it.
Well I should take back my previous comment then. :o How long has she had it? How many miles?
She has had it a few years now...I think about 25,000 miles total. Near as I can tell, it's pretty close to a Bandit 250.

Unlike most 250s, it's not a mini-bike...it's a normal-sized motorcycle and actually has a pretty high (31") seat.

It's probably parked until spring...needs a chain & sprockets.

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Re: This Week: 2017 Hyosung GD250R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:14 pm

I voted Awesome.

I think it's great that a company like Hyosung, who has produced some "questionable" bikes in the past has really started stepping up in the past 6 years and offering better and better bikes, all at a good discount, and the new GD series shows what Hyosung can do... I personally think it won't be long (10 years) till Hyosung becomes like a Honda or Hyundai or KIA, good cars at good prices.

What also impresses me is that Hyosung has had quite a lot of headwinds to get this far, they have been unfairly slaged in the media and it's been tough to keep putting in R&D when they don't sell that many models (in North America). So to get this far, that's amazing and it gives riders a great budget bike choice that isn't bad at all.
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Re: This Week: 2017 Hyosung GD250R - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:07 am

2017 Hyosung GD250R - Coolness Factor = 58.7%
Featured: September 30th - October 6th, 2016
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Hyosung GD250R is:

Awesome (3 points) 14% [ 3 ]
Cool (2 points) 57% [ 12 ]
Uncool (1 point) 19% [ 4 ]
Fail (0 point) 10% [ 2 ]

Total votes: 21

= a Coolwall Factor of 58.7%


Notes: Opening doors. The new 2017 Hyosung GD250R (and the GD series) is starting to get Hyosung even more noticed by riders, in a good way. With innovation, technology, style and a price that doesn't break the bank. Add that with Hyosung's new EZ-suit system and the 2017 Hyosung GD250R might just be a big winner.


Get excited as the next TMW Cool Wall bike for 2016 is now up for voting and discussion, have fun!
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