Hyosung has just updated its two motorcycles GT250R and Aquila Pro with an ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) for the Indian two-wheeler market. The two motorcycles being the biggest contributors to the company's sales in the country receive the safety equipment on a priority basis. When Express Drives spoke to a few dealers in Delhi NCR, they told us that the ABS version of the two motorcycles is yet to come at their respective outlets. They also confirmed that the new Hyosung GT250R and Aquila Pro ABS versions can be booked through the company's dealerships at a minimum token amount of Rs 25,000. However, when we asked about the non-ABS versions and will they be on sale after the introduction of ABS ones, we did not got any confident answer. The Hyosung GT250R sources its power from a 249cc, V-twin, oil-cooled engine mated to a five-speed transmission. The fuel injected mill is good for developing respective power and torque of 28 hp and 22 Nm. On the other hand, the Aquila Pro has a bigger displacement engine at 647cc that generates a maximum power output of 74 hp along with a peak torque of 62 Nm.
The prices of the new Hyosung GT250R and Aquila Pro are not confirmed at the moment. The two bikes will most likely be priced a bit higher than the current tag. At present, the Hyosung GT250R is priced at Rs 3.45 lakh while the Aquila Pro will set you back by Rs 5.63 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom, Delhi).
Government of India has made an ABS mandatory for all two-wheelers having an engine displacement of 125cc and above starting April 2018 for new ones and April 2019 for the existing ones. The move has been implemented keeping in mind the increasing number of fatalities in case of two-wheeler accidents. While many manufacturers have already started working towards it, there are still many who will equip their vehicles with an ABS when the deadline approaches even closer.