DSK Hyosung has introduced the Aquila 250 Limited Edition priced at Rs 2.94 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The 249 cc V-twin motorcycle is now available in three colours, Matte Green, Carbon Black and Desert Brown in addition to the red, black and blue colour options in the standard model. This version will be limited to only a 100 units and is on sale in India from today.
There are no changes in performance and the quarter-litre cruiser generates 26.2 hp of power and 21.4 Nm of torque. This motor is mated to a 5-speed constant mesh transmission and like the standard version, it has telescopic front forks with hydraulic dual shock absorbers at the rear. Braking duty is carried over by the same hydraulic disc brake upfront and a drum brake at the rear, however, there is still no ABS (Anti-lock Braking System). This safety feature is now seen in a number of motorcycles with a smaller price tag. The company offers a two year/24,000 kms warranty as standard and a two-year free service.
This limited edition is a possibility at the company clearing stocks as the Korean motorcycle manufacturer is expected to introduce four new motorcycles this year, the GV300, GT300R, GT650R and the GD450. Although Hyosung is one of the oldest motorcycle manufacturers in India to bring in large capacity motorcycles, the company is currently struggling for its presence in the entry-level and middle-weight performance motorcycle segment. The launch of new motorcycles may just give customers another option, however, considering the poor response in the past, the new models would have to shoulder a lot of responsibility in terms of being a value-for-money proposition and delivering respectable performance.