Hyosung can launch GV250 next month
Since commencing their sales in August 2012, this by far is the most successful innings of Korean bike maker Hyosung in India with over 1250 bikes sold over a year. Now DSK Hyosung is all set to launch GV 250, the scaled down version of the Aquila Pro, and going by the success of GV650, the GV 250 has sufficient potential and the company will be hoping to recreate some of that magic on this release too.
TheGV250 will be powered by a four-stroke, V-twin, oil-cooled and fuel-injected 249cc mill that pumps out 25PS of power at 10000rpm and 22Nm of torque at 7500rpm. The 8-valve engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox that transfers power to its rear wheel via an exposed chain. The GV250 uses basic telescopic fork front suspension and dual shock absorbers at the rear. The GV 250 comes with the front Disc brake and, unlike its bigger sibling, gets drum brake at the rear. The Hyosung GV250 has got 110/90/16 and 150/80/15 tyres at front and rear, respectively. Weighing at 170 kg GV250 will feature a 16 litre fuel tank.
On the styling front it has got similar design to the GV650.It has a single round headlamp, wide-grip cruiser handlebar, and spherical rear-view mirrors – all of these are chrome plated. It sports a wide fuel tank and a naked chain as is typical of cruisers. Other design elements include low split seats, six-spoke alloy wheels and an extended rear. The telescopic front suspension and dual shock absorbers at the rear are also chrome plated like most of the engine parts.
Well what goes around comes around and now we have the Aquila 250 cruiser all set to make a comeback into the Indian motorcycle market. It first came to India in 2003 in collaboration with Kinetic Motors. Back then, in a CBU (Completely Built Unit) form, the Hyosung Aquila 250 became one of the expensive bikes to buy in India. However, this time around DSK-Hyosung plan to build the Aquila GV250 cruiser in India through the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) kit route.Well, pricing has not been confirmed yet but it can be expected that the smart and relatively affordable GV250 will grab adequate attention and strike a chord with motorcycle enthusiasts around the country.