DSK-Hyosung has already tasted success with its 650cc Aquila Pro. The Indian wing of Korean bike maker now intends to launch the GV250 in our fast growing bike market. The GV250 is basically a less powerful variant of the bigger sibling and going by the success of 650, looks sufficiently potent to benefit from the fast growing demand for premium bikes.
Powering the Hyosung GV250 is 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. Hyosung goes on to say that these features were earlier confined to racing engines only. However, it is only now that incorporating these features into smaller capacity engines for street use have become economical.
On the styling front, the 2013 Hyosung GV250 differs quite a bit from the GV650 (Definitely a good thing for 650 owners, who won’t have to see a cheaper 250cc clone running on our roads.)
Features wise, the GV250 would come with typical cruiser traits such as wide-grip cruiser handlebars, round headlamps, chrome plated spherical rear view mirrors, low slung split seats etc. The GV250 would feature six spoke alloy wheels as compared to the three spoked wheels on the GV650 with generous chrome treatment to the front forks and twin rear shock absorbers.
The Hyosung GV250 comes with a 5 speed gearbox and a rear drum brake setup- which might appear as a downside to many, but could work out well for Hyosung on the pricing strategy.
We have learnt from our sources that the Hyosung GV250 India launch could happen next month. Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on GV250 India launch.