That's right! The Aquila is back and now, it's the bigger 650cc version that's come to India. It's called the Hyosung Aquila GV650 Pro and for the price they're asking - Rs 4.99 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi - it's quite a lot of motorcycle for the money.
In the Hyosung stable, the Aquila GV650 sits as the sportier cruiser with more up-to-date styling while the ST7’s appeal is in its easy-going character and classic styling. It’s powered by a 647cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 90-degree V-Twin that puts out 70.2 bhp and 6.2 kgm of torque. In terms of equipment, you get a single front and rear disc, alloy wheels that they claim are light-weight, a digital display, adjustable forward controls and adjustable 43mm upside-down forks. The styling, no matter how much they deny it, is inspired - to put it mildly - by the legendary Harley-Davidson V-Rod.
Look forward to our review of the GV650 on this very website.
Furthermore, the new GT650R middleweight sports motorcycle has also received a mild update. The 2013 version now boasts of a new sharper front fairing that makes it look more contemporary and also there have been tweaks to make the power delivery better. It also comes fitted with KYB suspension front and back and it gets a rather nice looking two-tone paint job as well. The price? It’s Rs 4.79 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi. Not bad, really.