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Hyosung Aquila 250: Review

by Sarmad Kadiri Photography: Eshan Shetty Posted on 06 Mar 201459,571 Views35 Comments

We take a spin on the most affordable V-twin cruiser available in the Indian two-wheeler market

 

Hyosung Aquila 250 front action shot

 

 

It's been almost a decade when the Hyosung Aquila 250 was first introduced in India by Kinetic Motors. With limited options at hand, the cruiser starved bikers grabbed the 200 odd Aquilas that were brought to Indian shores. Sadly, the cruiser had to be phased out as there weren't enough after service options and spares were becoming difficult to procure. 

 

The Aquila 250 is now back in its latest avatar, imported as Completely Knocked Down (CKD) units and assembled at DSK Hyosung's facility in Wai near Pune. But the motoring scene in India has transformed drastically in the last 10 years. Now there are plenty of 250cc-plus bikes in the market including several cruisers to choose from. To make matters worse, established players like Harley-Davidson and Triumph have set shop in India. So, does the modest Korean cruiser stand a chance this time round? Apparently it has a trump card up its sleeves. It is the most affordable V-twin cruiser available in India currently. Sounds like a valid point, but can it live up to the evolved expectations of Indian bikers? I went astride to find out more.

 

 

Hyosung Aquila 250 front static shot

 

 

The first impression is that of a timeless, charming cruiser, which in other words mean it's fat and stout. The Aquila ticks all the right boxes necessary in the segment - a large tank, round headlamp, twin-analog-dials, wide handle bars, plenty of chrome and a V-twin at its heart. There is even a full chrome two-into-one exhaust system, silver alloy wheels which add a modern touch and two step seat with contrast piping that not just looks good but is quite comfortable too. In terms of design, there is nothing extraordinary about the Hyosung, but yet it manages to stand out in a crowd.

 

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