Hyosung Aquila GV250 could be launched at Auto Expo 2014

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It won’t be wrong to say that the DSK-Hyosung group has tasted considerable success with its 650cc GV650 Aquila Pro. The Hyosung GV650 Aquila Pro recently bagged the Premium Bike of the Year 2013 Award from Autocar and there are good chances that it would be soon joined by a 250cc sibling in Indian market. 

That the GV250 is headed our way has been a well known news and the recent development on this subject is that the 250cc Korean cruiser could be launched during the upcoming Auto Expo 2014. Currently, the bike is under homologation and if everything happens as per planned, it would step into the fast growing Indian bike market in February.

The Hyosung Aquila GV250 can be perceived as a less powerful, smaller sibling of the GV650 and the upcoming quarter litre cruiser is bound to benefit from the 650’s success.

The Hyosung Aquila GV250 is powered by an air/oil-cooled four stroke fuel injected V twin that has a max power of 28.5 bhp and peak torque of 22nm. The DOHC 8-valve 75° engine features roller bearing cam shafts, 2 piece spring dampened bevel primary drive gears, and dual squelch combustion chamber. The Hyosung GV250’s engine comes mated to a 5 speed gearbox and the bike has a front disc-rear drum brake setup.

Visually, the 2013 Hyosung Aquila GV250 doesn’t look exactly similar to the GV650, which is definitely a good thing for 650 owners as they won’t have to see cheaper 250cc clones running alongside them.

It is expected that the Hyosung Aquila GV250 will be launched in India @ INR 2.5 lakhs and could open gates to an all-new segment of low displacement premium cruiser bikes in India.

Are you looking forward to the launch of the Hyosung Aquila GV250? How much are you willing to pay for it? Do let us know by commenting below. 

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  • Jairam says:

    GV250 – Appx 1,75000 Rs Ex (10 yrs ago) Imported CBU
    Eliminator 180 – Appx 90,000 Rs Ex (10 yrs ago) Imported CKD
    Avenger 180 – Appx 60,000 Rs Ex (8 Yrs ago) Localised
    Avenger 220 – Appx 80,000 Rs Ex (Current) Localised

    Avenger price is increased 60K to 80K in 8 yrs.
    So its 33% increase in price (even engine upgraded to 220)

    If we comapre Dollar VS Rs, then Dollar price in increased from 45 Rs in 2003 to 60 Rs in 2013. i.e. appx 33% increase.

    Conclusion is as per this calculation GV250 should be 33 % more from 1.75…i.e. 2.32 Lacs (If it is CBU imported).But…
    But what we have heard that it will be assembled in India only, so we will get good benefit in terms of the Import Duty.
    If price is kept more than 2 Lacs it means they have not transfered the Import duty benefit to customers.

    So friend wait and see how much they decide the price.
    But for this price range most of the customers are middle class & professionals who will definately check if it is value for money or not..!!!

  • Thiyagarajan Narasimhan says:

    i would like the bike to be priced at 2.2 lakhs on road

  • nishant says:

    This bike should not cost more than 1.8 lacs ex showroom Mumbai so that on road price would be around 2 lacs which affordable to make this bike a huge success or else it will be also not seen on the roads like the GV250. Even with the above price rear drum brakes are not acceptable. Hope to see this bike soon as DSK has kept us waiting for a year now hope they make us happy with a good introductory price for this bike & give the deliveries faster or else Harley is on the way even with a higher price tag it will sell like hot vada pav;)
    Shrish be quick & smart, make your moves faster:)

  • Satish says:

    If I’m not wrong, same machine was launched in India 10 years ago by Kinetic (now Mahindra 2 wheelers) at price INR 1.25 Lakhs (ex showroom). It was limited edition and only 200 bikes were imported. I really liked the proper cruiser in the ages of weird Yamaha Enticer. Now the Indian biking has advanced and so the wxpectations. I welcome V-twin but how to digest rear drum brakes? Now no bike more than 150cc engine has got rear drums.

  • Jairam says:

    Its really good news for cruiser fans. But it may be bad also if the price is too high.
    If its 2 Lacs Ex showroom. Then I will sell my Avenger and buy one GV250.