Price: Rs. 2 lacs 65 thousand (Approx, ex-showroom, Mumbai)
- 249 CC, V-twin, DOHC engine
- 26.2bhp @ 9500 rpm
- 2-cylinder, 22NM of Torque
- 5-gear Manual
- 150mm ground clearance
- 14 ltr fuel tank
Cruisers aren’t a new breed for the Indian riders, with the success of Bullet being the biggest case in point. The brand, however, has increasingly felt the competition catch up with it, and now it’s the South Korean who are leading the pack. The Hyosung Aquila 250 is a shiny chrome-enhanced driving beauty, with large wheels and a low center of gravity. So far so good, but will it deliver where most cruisers have not?
The Aquila 250 is designed with a low slung, stretched out motorcycle with a large, classically rounded tear drop tank and big flared fenders. It’s heaped with chrome though some of it is plastic coated with chrome. The twin exhausts are replaced by a single, oversized chromed collector that flows with the design in a more pleasing manner than the previous design. It rides on large chunky-looking alloy wheels on both ends that help with building the illusion that it’s a large motorcycle. The wheels are broad and assure you that they can take on any kinda road you drive them on. The ergonomics are also typically cruiser with forward set foot pegs and handlebars that stretch back to you, though it’s not as extreme as some larger low riders. The build quality has improved over the older motorcycle but there is still room for improvement. The indicator switches were hard to turn off and the fuel level indicator was very slow to indicate the right fuel level.