There’s an old saying that aptly describes the Hyosung GD250R: A day late and a dollar short. The 250cc beginner bike market went strong for years without much of an update, as the Kawasaki EX/Ninja 250, and later the Honda CBR250, practically owned the category for nearly three decades. Hyosung wasn’t absent in the market, since it persisted with its GT250R (and the naked GT250, no R).
It was a pretty cool bike, too, sporting a V-Twin engine while the others had either a Single or parallel-Twin. But the problems facing the GT250 are three-fold, as noted in our 2011 250cc Beginner Bike Shootout: we couldn’t fully trust it in the handling department, it lacks in overall fit and finish, and its dimensions are much bigger than the Kawi or Honda, more akin to a full-size bike than one catered to a new rider. As a result, it’s a heavy motorcycle.
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