DSK-Hyosung has updated both the GT250R sportbike and Aquila Pro cruiser motorcycle with ABS, or anti-lock braking system. This life saving safety feature will be offered in 2018 model year versions of both bikes. DSK-Hyosung dealers have already started accepting bookings for both the ABS-equipped bikes. Deliveries are expected to start in March 2018. Both bikes get dual channel ABS, which means that ABS works on both the front and rear wheels. A lot of lower priced bikes sold in India only get single-channel ABS, which works only on the front wheel.
The Hyosung GT250R with ABS is priced at Rs. 3.48 lakhs, ex-showroom Mumbai. Apart from the addition of ABS, the GT250R remains unchanged. It features a 250cc, air-oil cooled, V-Twin four stroke engine. This fuel injected engine makes 28 bhp of power at 10,000 rpm and 22.07 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm.
A five speed manual gearbox is standard. Suspension consists of upside down front forks and a rear monoshock. The bike gets twin disc brakes at front and a single disc brake at the rear. Other key bits include a 17 liter fuel tank and a 188 kilogram kerb weight.
The Aquila Pro cruiser is priced at Rs. 6 lakhs, ex-showroom Mumbai. The bike competes with cruisers such as the Harley Davidson Street 750 and the recently launched Kawasaki Vulcan 650. It is powered by a 650cc, V-Twin engine that features twin overhead cams, liquid cooling and fuel injection. This engine produces 74 Bhp of peak power at 9,000 rpm and 52 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm.
A 6 speed manual gearbox is standard with this engine. The bike can reach a top speed of 195 Kph, which is impressive by cruiser standards. Upside down front forks and twin gas charged shock absorbers make for suspension. Twin disc brakes handle braking at front while the rear gets a single disc. The bike weighs a hefty 240 kilograms.