The middle-weight displacement cruiser motorcycle might see some flurry of activity again with the advent of long awaited Hyosung GV650 on 17th of this month. DSK Motorwheels who is engaged in the assembly and distribution of Hyosung branded motorcycles in the Indian market will be unveiling the bike. It is to be noted here that rumors of the launch of this bike were afloat on the internet since a long time, when Hyosung was under the realm of Garware Motors. According to the rumors, the Hyosung GV650 was supposed to arrive in the Indian market mid last year, but with Hyosung changing hands from Garware to DSK Motorwheels, it is understood that plans took a setback.
Coming to talk about the motorcycle, the Hyosung GV650/ Aquila is powered by a 647cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC 8-valve 90° V-twin engine that churns out 79 BHP of power at 9000 RPM and 67 NM of torque at 7250 RPM. This engine is mated to a 5 speed constant mesh gearbox sending power via a belt to the rear wheels. The front comes loaded with upside down Telescopic forks with adjustable compression and rebound while the rear gets Swing arm with Hydraulic Double shock absorber, which gets adjustable pre-load settings. Braking power is provided by 300mm diameter Semi floating double discs with dual piston caliper at the front and 270mm diameter single disc with dual piston calipers. The front rides on 120/70 ZR18 59W tires while the rear rides on 180/55 ZR17 73W fat section tires. With fuel injection technology loaded, it is expected to deliver a decent fuel economy figure. It is expected that DSK will be launching this motorcycle in the price bracket of Rs. 4.5 lakhs to Rs. 5 lakhs (ex-showroom). At such a strategic pricing, it will be a good hit in the Indian market since a cost effective middle weight cruiser segment is currently void in India. Let us hope for the best.