Korean manufacturer Hyosung was first seen in the Indian market back in 2004 when they brought the Comet 250 and Aquila 250 in collaboration with Kinetic. These limited-edition bikes managed to garner quite a bit of attention back then, but Hyosung soon disappeared after the initial hoopla. In 2010 however, Hyosung made a comeback in India by partnering up with Garware but their partnership was not long-lived. Hyosung then teamed up with DSK Group and brand was known as DSK Hyosung.
Hyosung Motors was founded in 1978 as a division of the Korean conglomerate Hyosung Group of Industries. Initially, Hyosung began producing Suzuki motorcycles under licence for the South Korean market in Changwon, South Korea in 1979. By 1986, they established their own research and development centre and the next year, they began mass production of their own motorcycles. In 2003, Hyosung Motors & Machinery Inc. was separated from the Hyosung Group to form an independent motorcycle manufacturer. Two more changes in ownership would occur in Hyosung’s life. The company is currently known as KR Motors is South Korea.
DSK Hyosung has a CKD plant in Wai, Maharashtra where it assembles the six motorcycles which are currently on sale here. Hyosung’s product line-up for India includes three cruisers, two sports bikes and a street naked. The Aquila GV250 is the entry-level cruiser with the Aquila Pro650 and ST7 both being large 600cc plus cruisers. The GT 250R is Hyosung’s entry-level sports bike with GT 650R representing its bigger 650cc sibling. The solitary naked on sale is the 650cc GT 650N.