Remember the Hyosung Aquila? It was the first affordable yet decently equipped cruiser in the Indian market and though it didn’t set the sales charts on fire back then sold via Kinetic dealerships, it did decently enough for such a nice product. Now, though, it’s going to be back in the Indian market in the 650cc guise and this time around, it might carry just the GV650 label.
Now, 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.
We expect the GV650 to be priced slightly under the ST7’s price tag, which means it should be priced at around Rs 5-5.5 lakhs. If it’s under that price tag, well, all the better.