Styling is a very important part of the cruiser’s identity and the Aquila 250 scores pretty well on this front. It may not be big, at best you can call it stout – but it is proportionate with a good amount of detailing giving it the very necessary classic touch.
The front is like any basic cruiser, only smaller and shorter. It gets the standard round headlamp and two piece instrument cluster complete with mandatory chrome plating. In fact, it seems Hyosung is convinced that chrome has no alternative and everything from levers, mirrors, side panels, oil reservoir, gearbox cover, rear shock, exhaust pipes and almost everything else get more than their fair share of chrome.
The Aquila 250 looks the best from the side angle; the decent rake angle, big front and rear mudguards (although only fiber), split seats and two into one exhaust give the bike a nice strong character. The rear, however, is not so enticing, both the emblem-ish tail lamp and number plate sit on weirdly designed rear panels that look aftermarket.
Whatever the case, it attracts lot of attention. I was gawked at all through the two days that I rode this bike and in India this generally means job well done!