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Hyosung GV250 Aquila

You read it first on MotorBeam. DSK-Hyosung will launch the GV250 in the Indian market in the first week of October. The launch of the GV250 has been delayed time and again as Garware Motors sold its stake in the joint venture to DSK Motowheels. The Hyosung GV250 is not new to us as the Korean automaker sold the old model in the earlier part of the last decade. That time, the GV250 was sold by Hyosung’s then partner, Kinetic. Also known as the Aquila, the Hyosung GV250 should see good demand in India as currently there are very few cruiser alternatives at that price.

Powering the Hyosung GV250 is a 249cc, air and oil-cooled V-twin engine. This 8-valve motor uses fuel injection and pumps out 25 BHP of power at 10,000 RPM and 22 Nm of torque at 7500 RPM. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. This engine is the same unit which powers the GT250R and the company is likely to tune it up a bit to adapt it for the cruiser. The Hyosung GV250 uses 110/90/16 and 150/80/15 tyres at the front and rear respectively. The front uses a disc while the rear uses a drum setup. The 170 kgs bike has a 16-litre fuel tank.

The Hyosung GV250 Aquila does look attractive and takes styling cues from its elder sibling, the GV650 Aquila Pro. DSK is expected to price the Hyosung GV250 at a price of around Rs. 1.8 lakhs (ex-showroom), which puts it bang in Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 territory. The motorcycle will be locally assembled in India at the automaker’s Wai plant, near Pune. The Hyosung Aquila is sure to appeal to those looking for a premium cruiser motorcycle without breaking the bank.

2013 Hyosung GV250

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  • Siddhartha Basak

    Picture numbers 3 & 4 are mirror images. The bike does not have twin silencers – one on each side.

    • Faisal Khan

      Well noticed Siddhartha, removed one of the pics.

  • Sushrut

    Pic 1 bike design is different from Pic 2. Am i missing something?

    • Faisal Khan

      Sushrut, nope. One is the pre-facelift pic.

    • PP

      The second picture is a GV650 and not a facelifted GV250.

  • Kuldeep

    i owe the old kinetic hyosung aquila 250….cn u plz tel me..wts d difference..between..bth…….. bcoz..i m planning to buy a new cruiser in d pirce range of 2 – 2.5…..will it b gud to buy dis new 1 or shud i wait for mahindra mojo…

    • Faisal Khan

      Kuldeep, lots of difference, this one is 10 years new so tech will be different. On paper, this seems much better than the Mojo.

    • Kuldeep

      thanks a lot…for the abv..
      bt hyosung has a very poor service network…n dis reason is stopping me to buy it again….
      cn u plzzz tell if they r planning to open their showrooms in nasik…
      n one more question..:)…. is bajaj..coming wid new avenger…as 1 of my frnd tld me they r planning ..

    • Faisal Khan

      Kuldeep, no new Avenger anytime soon. Hyosung service with DSK is good, they might open showroom in Nashik.

    • Kuldeep

      thanks bro…

    • Gerard

      Hey Faisal, has the launch date for GV250 been confirmed yet? Let us know please. Thanks.

    • Faisal Khan

      Gerard, not confirmed but most likely by year end.

  • nishant

    End of the year…its already late now..why so delay..any official words from DSK?
    Faisal anymore news on this?

    • Faisal Khan

      Nishant, it has been delayed for unknown reasons.

    • nishant

      I heard its launching this month(nov13)

    • Faisal Khan

      Nope, postponed.

  • Pulkit

    Has the bike been launched yet? If not are there any updates about the launch date?

    • Faisal Khan

      Pulkit, coming at 2014 Auto Expo.

    • Tarun

      I just had a word with Hyosung representative in B’lore, she told launch is postponed till Feb’14 & expected price would be 3-3.5 Lakh.

    • Faisal Khan

      Yes, we reported on the launch being postponed but at that price, no one will buy a 250 when HD will give the 750 at a lakh more.

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