Fans who were always waiting for an update from Hyosung will feel delighted to know that GT250RC and Aquila Pro are now available with dual channel ABS as standard. The duo has launched through the Kinetic Motoroyale platform for INR 3.39 lakh and INR 5.55 lakh respectively. Also, Aquila Pro now feels more in competition with both Kawasaki Vulcan S and Harley Davidson Street 750. The government has made it mandatory for new products that will launch after April 2018 to bring ABS as standard while existing brand names have one extra year for the introduction.
The international lineup from Hyosung still has an attractive list of products on sale. Hyosung GT250RC is powered by an oil-cooled, 249cc motor, producing 28 BHP at 10,000 rpm and 22.07 Nm at 8,000 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. It weighs quite high at 188 kg and carries a 17-liter fuel tank. Aquila Pro, on the other hand, is a capable product with a powerful water-cooled, 647cc V-Twin engine producing 74 BHP at 9000 rpm and 62.1 Nm at 7500 rpm. It weighs 240 kg and brings an effective wheelbase of 1670mm. Hyosung offers ZR spec 120mm and 180mm tires for the front and rear respectively.
Hyosung had almost vanished from many major cities of India and the move of collaboration with Kinetic can revive the brand up to some extent. The non-ABS variants of GT250R & Aquila Pro were earlier available for INR 3 lakh and INR 5.26 lakh respectively. The difference in GT250RC and older GT250R is visible at the front. The new version uses a single front disc whereas it earlier had two disc brakes in action. Also, the brake is now petal type instead of the solid disc.