Hyosung is planning to launch two new bikes next year. The GD400R would be a sportsbike while the Aquila GV300R would be a cruiser.

2015 Hyosung GD250R Studio Shot Side
The GD400R will be based on the GD250R which is due for an India launch

Hyosung entered the Indian market in a partnership with Garware Motors which was responsible for assembling and selling its bikes in India a few years ago. Later DSK Motowheels took over from Garware and all the bikes under the brand are assembled at a facility in Wai near Pune. When it comes to value for money superbikes, it’s very difficult to beat Hyosung. However, with the entry of Italian superbike brand Benelli in the market, Hyosung is facing the heat and will be expanding its portfolio in the country to offer more choices to the customer.

The first bike to be launched next year is the GD400R which shall be based on the GD250R. It will be a fully-faired bike slotting in under the GT650N in the portfolio and shall compete with bikes like the KTM RC 390 and Kawasaki Ninja 300 which means competitive pricing would be needed to make the bike a sales success. The engine is expected to be a 400cc V-Twin with a power output of around 50 PS and a torque figure of 40 Nm which will make it one quick bike. If the build quality is decent and Hyosung improves the service support (which it is working on), the bike certainly has potential of selling in good numbers.

The second bike to be launched is the Aquila GV300R which is slated to replace the Aquila GV250 globally. The biggest change will be a new engine which shall be a larger 300cc unit (most likely a V-Twin) and might feature liquid-cooling in place of oil-cooling. A bump in power is obvious and the expected figures are in the range of 30 PS and 25 Nm which shall make it a more compelling buy. The GV250 is currently the cheapest V-Twin cruiser which can be had in India and the GV300R might be able to keep the same tag unless other brands catch up by then.

Hyosung Aquila 250 Review
The Aquila GV300R will be replacing the Aquila GV250