Hyosung Motors and Machinary Inc. is a Korean Motorcycle manufacturing company, which is known for their high performance bikes, offered in various countries across the world. The company sells motorcycles in the Indian market since June 2012 in a collaboration with an Indian business group, DSK. It is selling 6 bikes in India including the GV250 aka Aquila. Launched on 6th February, 2014, Hyosung Aquila 250 is the second offering of the company in 250cc segment. It is a proper two wheeled cruiser with low seat, forward mounted foot boards, high handlebar and the most important a powerful V-Twin.
Its true that the highest share of the Indian market has been held by commuter bikes. But now a days, Indians are attracting towards the high performance bikes and specially towards the cruisers. That is the main reason that different international bike makers are taking interest in launching their cruiser bikes in the Indian market. At this time, launching of an entry level cruiser can be proven as a boon for the company and also for the fans of these amazing cruisers. The bike is an affordable cruiser at a price of Rs. 2.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). So, the deal is not bad for the Indian bike enthusiasts, which are finding an option between Royal Enfield and Harley Davidson.
Designing of the Hyosung GV250 is inspired from its elder sibling, Hyosung GV650 Aquila Pro, which is also available in the Indian market. The chassis of the bike is supported on a perimeter cradle frame for better strength. The overall dimension is 2,280mm x 885mm x 1,092mm (L x W x H) with a dry weight of 167 kgs. A large wheelbase of 1,505mm has been provided with a small ground clearance of 150mm. This ground clearance is not as much low as the other cruiser bikes in the International markets, so you can use the bike on unfit roads easily. Its seat height has been kept low at 710mm for a comfortable seating position. The seat has been shaped wide, according to the shape of ergonomics of humans during seating. The rear seat has been splitted and mounted on its half circle shaped rear mudguard. Its wide foot rests has been placed at such position that an ergonomic position can be achieved during the ride. Generally, cruisers doesn't have grab rails or pillion handle, so the same has been done with this bike.
The cruisers are especially known for the convenience, so a much attention has been given towards the convenience in the bike. Capacity of its fuel tank is 14 litres. A metallic instrument console has been mounted in front the handlebars, which has three boxes. Two bigger boxes are for speedometer and tachometer while the smaller box is fuel gauge. Odometer has been merged in the speedometer and the other tale tell lights are separate from these boxes. Console is clear in view and easy to read. The bike uses 41mm telescopic suspensions at the front and dual shock hydraulic suspensions at the rear.
Hyosung GV250 Appearance
Hyosung GV250 has been fabricated quite well that you will become a fan of the bike in first look. Metal has been used to fabricate te most part of the bike, which ensures the durability. The panels of the bike have been painted with shining colours and the other components have been used with chrome finish. The bike has got an elegant fuel tank similar to other conventional cruisers and perfectly focused round shape head lamp has been provided in a classic look. Instrument panel is metallic and enhancing the classy look from the front. Both the front and the rear mudguards have been designed in half circle shape, which is traditional in the cruiser segment. The tail lamp also gets metallic finish and mounted on the rear mudguard. Additional metal cowls have been provided below the fuel tank looks pretty good, but they can be designed better like that of the GV650. A single exhaust tailpipe with chrome finish takes the exhaust of its twin cylinder engine using two different bend pipes. Side body panels are painted in the colour similar to the fuel tank. Its six spoke alloy wheels have been designed with a new attractive pattern. The overall look of the bike gives a feel like an international cruiser with classic looks.
Hyosung GV250 Colours
The bike comes in three fantastic colour options, which are Silver Black, Red Black and White. All the paint jobs are fantastic and gels with its built.
Engine And Performance
The bike uses a 249cc, 75 degree V twin cylinder, 8-valve, air and oil cooled, DOHC engine, which churns out a maximum power of 26.21bhp at 9,500rpm and a peak torque of 21.37Nm at 7,000rpm. The engine comes mated with a 5-speed gearbox to balance the power output well. Electronic fuel injection has been used to increase the performance of the engine. The bike matches the Euro 3 emission norms. A chain drive has been used with an open type cover to transmit the engine's power to the rear wheel.
Hyosung GV250 Mileage
EFI technology has been used in the bike for better fuel economy. The bike gives a mileage of 25 kmpl which goes to 34 kmpl on highways.
Braking And Handling
To control the speed of the bike, a semi floating 275mm disk brake with dual piston caliper have been provided at the front wheel and a drum brake at the rear wheel. The suspension is performing a great role with the braking system and giving a good stability to the bike. Its wider tyres give excellent handling and grip at the time of cornering.
The bike uses 110/90 – 16 59S tyre on the front wheel and 150/80 – 70S wide tyre on the rear wheel. Both tyres are tubeless, which reduces puncture trouble along with maintaining a good grip and stability on the road. Its liquid cooled ensures lesser trouble of engine heating, while its maintenance free battery runs more without any service. A 275mm disk brake has been provided at the front wheel for excellent emergency braking and safety.
Powerful and smooth engine, good stability, better comfort, strong rigid structure, classic look.
Body cowls below the fuel tank can be designed more attractively, it misses the belt drive which comes with other International cruisers.