With this New Year, level of expectations tremendously rose for the Indian bike industry. Many bike makers are vying to have a descent pie of the market share. Brands like Harley Davidson and Triumph had also joined the league. At last, Hyosung also sharpened its nails to screech the throttling competition. With an eye grabbing cruiser ST 7 and the inviting sports stud new GT 650R, Korean bike maker now launched its 2013 spec GT 560R and the Aquila Pro labeled GV 650.
Hyosung followed the top to bottom strategy for the Indian terrain and so it enjoys the image of premium segmentation. As usual in the auto fraternity, everything needs to be changed after a certain period of time in order to give a fresh appearance to product line. new Hyosung GT 650R is significantly different from its predecessor. It flaunts a revamped headlamp, two tone colored exteriors, some color tweaks on instrument panel and the dominating KYB front and rear suspension for better ride quality on our bumpy roads. We very much welcomed the new changes while it remains intact on the technical guise.
ST 7 cruiser will now have to face some grief competition from its very own GV 650. This new cruiser brought the moniker of Aquila back to Indian shores after a long wait of ten years. Aquila Pro is based on a tubular steel cradle chassis wobbling out 74 bhp @ 9000 RPM with 62.1 Nm of torque @ 7500 RPM from its 650cc V-twin, four stroke, oil cooled metal heart. It is said that, this new offering is basically a racer under the hoods of a cruiser. To justify it, new Aquila can attain a top whack of 195 kmph. In short, it is a whole of power and stability which derives a comfortable cruising experience along with the sporty feel.
Overall, the appearances of both the metal dudes are soothing but their price tag remains the actual show stealer. 2013 GT 650R comes at a price of 479,000 INR while the Aquila 650 wears a sticker price of 499,000 INR. Both of the prices are Ex-showroom Delhi.
Actually, we weren’t expecting the GV 650 to come at such a reasonable cost but the bright vision of bike maker made it possible. Mr. Shirish Kulkarni, MD, DSK Hyosung also echoed the same. He said, “Today, our innovation and expertise has created a range of bikes, from cutting edge sport bikes to retro-classics and sport cruisers. Our products offer something for everyone in the super biking segment.”
New Aquila cruiser will be available in Red, Black and Silver while the new GT 650R will be draped in Titanium White, Titanium Red and Titanium Black