DSK-Hyosung to launch the GV250 in India next
2013 Hyosung GV250
DSK Hyosung has planned the launch of its next cruiser bike in India, the GV250. It will be the mellowed down variant of the GV650, also called Aquila Pro, and the design will remind riders of the Aquila first sold in India during the 2003. Hyosung had then tied-up with the erstwhile Kinetic Motors and launched the Aquila and Comet.
The GV250 will be powered by a four-stroke, V-twin, oil-cooled and fuel-injected 249cc mill that pumps out 28PS of power. The 8-valve engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. It has a front disc brake but unlike its stable-mate the GV650, has a regular drum brake at the rear.
Coming from the same stable, the GV250 will have a similar design to the GV650. It has a single round headlamp, wide-grip cruiser handlebars that go with spherical rear-view mirrors and all of this is chrome plated. It sports a wide fuel tank and a naked chain as is typical of cruisers. Other design elements include low split seats, six spoke alloy wheels and an extended rear. The telescopic front suspension and dual shock absorbers at the rear are also chrome plated like most of the engine parts.
The DSK Hyosung relationship seems to be blooming. The company recently celebrated its first year of partnership. The first year of this tie-up showed some pleasing sales numbers and so did its product like the GV650 and GT250R. Since the 650cc variant was welcomed by motorbike enthusiasts, it is not surprising that the company planned for the GV250.
The pricing and launch date have not been confirmed yet but it is expected that the smart and relatively affordable GV250 will grab adequate attention in Indian shores.