After a brief stint back in 2003, Hyosung re-entered the Indian market in 2011, with the Comet 650R and the ST7. For the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, Hyosung has planned to unveil two bikes which will eventually be launched here. Besides these two, Hyosung will be launching the Aquila GV250 at the expo itself.
The 2003 Aquila 250 was one of the two offerings Hyosung had come to India with and had a limited run of only 200 units. Now DSK Hyosung, as it is now called now, will relaunch the cruiser on February 6. The GV250 carries all the traditional cruiser styling cues with a low-slung body and a lot of chrome wrapped around it. A cradle type frame is supported by hydraulic dampers at the rear and telescopic forks in front. The high handle bars and twin pod analogue instrument cluster also get a chrome finish along with the engine and the exhaust. The engine is an oil-cooled V-Twin EFi unit producing 26.2bhp and 22Nm of torque. The gearbox is a five-speed constant mesh system. The Aquila 250 is expected to be priced in the Rs 1.8 to Rs 2 lakh range and as of now, won’t have any competition here.
Besides the Aquila GV250, the DSK Hyosung stall will also host two other bikes, the GD 250N and the RT 125N at the Auto Expo. The GD 250N is a stripped down, naked bike equipped with a single-cylinder, 250cc engine. Mated to a six-speed gearbox, the bike produces 28bhp and 24Nm of torque. The suspension is beefy, upside down at the front and a mono shock at the rear. Weighing just the 145kgs, the GD 250N will be a fast bike, a direct competition to the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS and KTM Duke 200. We can expect it to be launched by mid-2014.
Not much is known about the third bike from Hyosung, the RT 125D, though it does look very exciting. The bike will be equipped with an air-cooled 125cc single-cylinder mated to a five-speed gearbox. The engine will produce 13.5bhp and 10.9Nm of torque. The RT 125D will get a telescopic suspension upfront and a mono shock at the rear. Braking will be taken care of by a single disc in the front and a drum brake at the rear. Looking at the bike, one can easily identify that the RT 125D will be a direct rival of the Hero Impulse.