|Can you tell the 250R apart from the 650R?|
Known as the Hyosung GTR250 EFI in other parts of the world, the Naza Blade 250R EFI ("Blade") was one of the sportiest and prettiest modern sports bike that you could get at its price. It looks very much identical to its bigger brother i.e. Naza Blade 650R EFI.
An easy way to tell the difference of the 2009-2012 version to the 2013-current version by cosmetic was to look at the frontal headlamps- with the previous version being more round while the latest version had a sharp kink at the top similar to the Yamaha XJ6 Diversion. And of course, the carburettor upgrade to EFI had also modernise the handling of this bike.
The standard bike came out from the factory looking like this :
The service schedules were at 1,000 km, and every 4,000 km after that. Warranty period as given by Naza was 1 year.
1 year on, the warranty on this bike has since lapsed with accumulated mileage of 7,220 km as of today with the next servicing scheduled at 9,000 km. There were a few e-mails from fellow readers requesting for real world pictures of the Blade.
Well, sharing is caring, so hope you guys and gals enjoy the attached pictures below depicting my Black Stallion from various angles :
From the above pictures, you could see that Black Stallion was still fairly stock-standard with the exception of the following :
- Black-colour front windscreen to give it a more menacing frontal look;
- Fully-debadged like my Toyota Harrier;
- Front stacked headlamps tinted blue for a contrast against the black profile;
- Seats re-wrapped in racer red for contrast yet again; and
- Stock S&T Hyosung exhaust can replaced with an aftermarket slip-on designed to bring out the growls of the V-twin engine.
You could easily change your Blade to the same match for a small sum of perhaps, RM1,000 in total. Not bad at all as it really changed the Blade into a more menacing machine.
Going forward, I have a few other minor mods to be introduced to the Blade, and I would update them on this blog as and when the mods came into place.
The bike rides well, although its very racy profile may not be up to everyone's taste. Compared to my previous Green Hornet (Kawasaki ER6-f) and Silver (Aprilia Tuono), Black Stallion's riding position would have more pressure placed onto one's wrists so it does take a bit of getting used to it if you were coming to this bike from the said other bikes.
I would update further in other entries to come; and as usual, ride safe and let the good times roll!