October 13, 2015: The Korean bike company, Hyosung has brought to India its splendid super-bikes, including GV250, an entry-level performance cruiser. This bike is inspired from the company’s bellwether motorcycle Aquila Pro or GV650. It is also named as Aquila due to its characteristics of an attractive cruiser motorcycle. It is powered by a 249cc, 4-stroke, DOHC, 8-valve, 75 degrees, V-twin, oil-cooled engine. The proficient characteristics of this bike are a fat rear tyre, enticing appearance, digital plus analog cluster and is available in three amazing shades: Black, White and Black with Red.
|On Road||` 3,26,150|
|Hyosung Aquila GV250||Manual||4 Stroke , Air / Oil Cooled DOHC 8-Valve 75° V-Twin||27 Kmpl||26.21 bhp @ 9500 rpm|
The pros: Comfortable riding position, nice handling. Lightweight, powerful engine and smooth gear switching. The cons: Pillion seat is quite hard, no rear backrest, hard clutch operation. The crux: If you are looking for an entry level cruiser with decent power and performance figures, fuel economy, refinement and looks, then the Aquila 250 is your steed.RatingCruiser 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 availabl... [ Read More ]
The Korean manufacturing company offers its bikes in India in collaboration with the Indian business group- DSK MotoWheels. DSK Hyosung GV250 Aquila was introduced in the year 2014. A similar bike, Kinetic Aquila, was offered by Kinetic automobiles in the country, in the year 2004, though it did not sell large numbers. The bike is generously chromed, which gives the view of a classic cruiser and can certainly draw the crowd.
The motorcycle has furnished with elegant characteristics such as a round headlamp, a beautifully designed instrument console, a teardrop fuel tank and a U-shaped tail lamp. The bike features a 249cc, 4-stroke, DOHC, 8-valve, 75 degrees V-twin, oil-cooled engine mated to a 5-speed transmission system. To deliver a better riding experience, the company has configured it with a telescopic fork suspension at the front and hydraulic double shock absorber suspension is fitted to the rear end. Besides this, A hydraulic disc brake is seen at the front end and a drum brake at the rear.
The bike is blessed with alloy wheels and tubeless tyres that keep the bike stable and offers a good bite on the road. It is smooth in running with a powerful engine. The company lacks the presence of vast service network.
The motorcycle is dimensionally compact than the full sized cruiser bikes, but it still carries almost all the design elements required for similar body style. It comes with an overall dimension of 2282 mm in length, 875 mm in width and 1096 mm in height along with a 1515 mm of wheelbase. The ground clearance of the bike sits at 155 mm, which is more in comparison to other cruiser bikes, and delivers a pleasant ride on Indian roads. Total kerb weight of the machine is 179 kg.
The bike is chromed lavishly that enhances its appearance and renders the feel of a classic cruiser to the crowd. At the front, it has round headlamp, which looks classy when seen with the front suspension forks. The hostile design and magnetic appearance of the bike are similar to its elder sibling Aquila 650 pro, which is also available in the Indian market. It has a delicately designed instrument cluster, which is a two pod unit that includes an analogue speedometer, a tachometer and LC D odometer. Except this, A digital gear indicator along with the warning lights also find their place in that section.
Modish rear view mirrors offer a clear sight of the traffic and make the riding hassle-free. The side features a teardrop shaped fuel tank and body panels. The rear side shows a well suited U-shaped tail lamp incorporated to a set of fancy side blinkers with space given for the number plate. This cruiser machine is made available in the country in three breathtaking colors, which are: Black, White, Black and Red combination.
The cruiser features a 4-stroke, DOHC 8 valve 75 degrees V-twin 249cc, oil cooled engine which comes mated to a 5-speed transmission system. The mill generates a maximum power of 26.21 Bhp at 9500 rpm and a peak torque of 21.37 Nm at 7000 rpm. The torque generated is enough for stop and go traffic. It has a sharply chiseled fuel tank with a capacity of 14 liters but is does not offers a good mileage. Apart from this, the manufacturer also offers it with an electric start as well kick start for rider’s comfortable and convenience.
The braking duties are carried out by a semi floating 275 mm single disc with dual piston caliper at the front along with a drum brake at the rear end. The absence of rear disc brake intercepts the bike from being a complete package. For better ride, the manufacturer configured it with a suspension system, which consists of a telescopic spoke suspension at the front whereas hydraulic double shock absorber suspension at 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 bike. It is made for the long distance rides as it delivers a set back riding posture. The rider can smooth ride the bike up to the speed range of 80-100 kmph, after that the rider feel vibrations over this speed that reduce the riding stability.
The bike runs on an 110/90 – 16 59S tubeless tyre at the front and a 150/80 – 70S tubeless tyre at the rear wheel. The tubeless tyres reduce the sudden downshifts in the case of puncture. Furthermore, it is equipped with a liquid cooled system that prevents engine heating, whereas its maintenance free battery moves for a fairly long time without any maintenance. Apart from that this cruiser is bestowed with a Disk brake at the front end which offers a fierce stopping power and are safer for long distance riding. The company gives the warranty of two years for the bike. All above-mentioned feature makes it a trustworthy and reliable cruiser 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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