24th June, 2015: DSK Hyosung brought to India its smashing superbikes that also consists of GV250, an entry level performance cruiser. This machine is inspired from the company’s flagship motorcycle Aquila Pro or GV650. With the characteristics of an attractive cruiser motorcycle, it is also christened as Aquila. It houses a 249cc, 4-stroke, DOHC, 8-valve, 75 degree, V-twin, oil-cooled engine and performs pretty well. The competent features of this bike are fat rear tyre, enticing appearance, digital plus analog cluster, etc. The cruiser looks appealing in all three shades: Black, White and Black with Red.
|Hyosung Aquila GV250||Manual||
4 Stroke , Air / Oil Cooled DOHC 8-Valve 75° V-Twin
Cruiser motorcycles are gradually picking pace in India, and a lot of credit can be given to Harley-Davidson for popularizing this culture. There was a time when there were only a handful cruiser motorcycles available in the country. Now these weren’t your premium class cruisers, these were more economical and looked, felt and performed pretty much like your average low capacity machines. But, times change and so has the Indian motorcyclists’ taste. They want cruisers, and are willing to pay a premium price for a machine that offers comfort, performance, style and of co... [ Read More ]
Hyosung, the Korean bike company, offers its bikes in India in collaboration with he Indian business group- DSK MotoWheels. DSK Hyosung GV250 Aquila was launched in the year 2014. The Korean motorcycle carries bold looks like all other Hyosung bikes. A similar bike, Kinetic Aquila, was launched by Kinetic automobiles in India in the year 2004, though it did not sell large numbers. The bike is lavishly chromed and provides the view of a classic cruiser, the strong looks of the bike can certainly draw crowd.
The bike mainly features a round headlamp, a beautifully designed instrument console, a teardrop fuel tank and a U-shaped tail lamp. The bike carries a 250cc, 4-stroke, DOHC, 8-valve, 75 degree V-twin, oil-cooled engine merged to a 5-speed transmission system. The front end of the bike is equipped with a telescopic fork suspension whereas hydraulic double shock absorber suspension is fitted to the rear end to create a better riding experience. The rider gets a relaxed riding posture with this bike. A hydraulic disc brake is present at the front end and a drum brake at the rear.
The bike may not be comfortable to ride over the speed of 100kmph. The alloy wheels and tubeless tyres keep the bike stable and offer good grip on the road. However, the presence of rear disc brake and 6-speed transmission system would have made the bike a complete package. The bike is smooth in running with a powerful engine. The company lacks the presence of vast service network.
The bike is dimensionally smaller than the full sized cruisers but carries almost all the design elements required for similar body style. The bike is 2,282mm long, 875mm wide and 1096mm high. The minimum ground clearance of 155mm is more as compared to other cruisers but it delivers a pleasant ride on Indian roads. The motorcycle weighs 179kg which is not heavy and the wheelbase of 1,515mm minimises the turning radius of the bike.
The bike is lavishly chromed that furnishes its looks and renders the feel of a classic cruiser to the viewer. The front is occupied by a round headlamp which looks classy when seen with the front suspension forks. Its aggressive designing and magnetic looks are similar to its elder sibling Aquila 650 pro which is also available in the Indian market. The elegantly shaped instrument console is a two pod unit that amounts to an analogue speedometer, a tachometer and a LCD odometer. A digital gear indicator along with the warning lights also find their place in that section.
Stylish rear view mirrors offer clear sight of the traffic and make the riding risk free. The side features a teardrop shaped fuel tank and body panels. There is no mention on the body about the motorcycle carrying a 250cc engine so that one cannot recognize the model at first glance. The rear side shows a well suited U-shaped tail lamp attached to a set of fancy side indicators with space given for the number plate.
The bike features in India in three different colors - Black, White and the combination of Black and Red.
The cruiser houses a 4-stroke, DOHC 8 valve 75 degree V-twin 249cc, oil cooled engine mated with a 5-speed transmission system which churns out a maximum power of 26.21Bhp at 9500rpm and a maximum torque of 21.37Nm at 7000rpm. The torque generated is enough for stop and go traffic. 6 speed transmission system would have been more preferable option for the bike as one has to do a lot of travelling on it. With not much mileage, the fuel tank capacity of 14 litres is given to the bike for ample amount of fuel storage. The bike comes with an electric start as well as kick start for rider’s convenience.
A semi floating 275mm single disc with dual piston caliper is used for braking at the front end and a drum brake is given to the rear end. The absence of rear disc brake intercepts the bike from being a complete package. The cruiser needs to have a good suspension system, the front end is provided with telescopic spoke suspension that appears elegant whereas hydraulic double shock absorber suspension is bestowed to the rear end to try and make the ride bump free.
Still, the suspension is not according to the Indian roads, any pothole can disturb the motorcycle. The bike is made for long distance travelling as it delivers a laid back riding posture. Smooth running is obtained up to the speed range of 80-100kmph, the rider feel vibrations over this speed that diminishes the riding stability.
The bike uses 110/90 – 16 59S tyre on the front wheel and 150/80 – 70S tyre on the rear wheel. The presence of alloy wheels with tubeless tyres minimize puncture trouble along with maintaining a fine grip and stability on the road. Its liquid cooled system prevents the trouble of engine heating, while its maintenance free battery runs for a fairly long time without requiring any service. Disk brake used at the front end of the bike can stop it immediately and are safer for long distance riding. The company gives the warranty of two years for the bike.
Classic looks and strong structure
Comfortable riding posture
Powerful engine and smooth running
Lacks 6 speed transmission
Absence of rear disc brake
Limited service network
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