Garware Motors set up shop in Chennai on the 8th of June, with the Hyosung GT650R and the ST7 in its arsenal. The showroom is located in Adyar, and a service station is coming up soon nearby.
Bookings have begun, the single tone GT650R priced at Rs. 5.2 Lakhs on-road, dual tone GT650R at Rs. 5.36 Lakhs on-road and the ST7 for Rs. 6.2 Lakhs. The shocker though, is that deliveries are being made within a span of twenty days from the date of booking.
A couple of blocks away is Bajaj Probiking, where the GT650R’s arch nemesis (taking into consideration the only choices an Indian motorcyclist has, of course) the Kawasaki 650R is being sold, with a waiting period of anywhere between 90 to 135 days. If Easwari Motors, the Hyosung dealer in Chennai can continue to pull this off, the Kawasaki might lose its edge in spite of its lower price tag and far more popular brand name.