The 2018 Hyosung GT250R and Aquila Pro get dual-channel ABS.
Hyosung has introduced the 2018 iterations of the GT250R and Aquila Pro with a dual-channel ABS system. Prices for the same are yet to be announced. Both the motorcycles remain unchanged mechanically.
The GT250R got a facelift back in 2014 but still found very fewer takers and same is the case for the Aquila Pro. The GT250R is an entry-level quarter-litre sports bike from the Korean automaker. Powering the Big Boy is a 249cc V-twin, oil-cooled motor that produces 28 HP of power at 10,000 RPM and 22.07 Nm of torque at 8000 RPM. The powertrain comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
The Aquila Pro draws power from a 647cc V-twin, water-cooled motor producing 74 HP of power at 9000 RPM and 62.1 Nm of torque at 7500 RPM. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Both the bikes use disc brakes with ABS at both the ends for braking duties. While the addition of ABS is indeed a welcome move, the company should realise that there are even better products in the Indian market today. While all manufacturers who had a 250cc sports bike (fully-faired) in their line-up have moved on to either 300cc or higher segments, the fact that the GT250R is still on offer absolutely makes no sense. The Korean company should also look at assembling the motorcycles in India to bring the costs down.
2018 Hyosung GT250R
– Dual-channel ABS offered on the Hyosung GT250R and Aquila Pro
– No mechanical changes to the bikes
– Prices yet to be revealed