The mid size sports bike market is already buzzing with a lot of launches like Kawasaki Ninja 650R and Suzuki V-Storm 650. Both the bikes have made a separate path in the market. Hyosung GT650 is another name in the same segment. It falls in the naked sports bike entry level segment. This sports bike is especially crafted for the urban roads, and it directly aims the youth of the nation who believe in cruising with high end power performance.
The special features of the bike are its unique sense of styling and masculine design.
Hyosung GT650 is packed with a 4 stroke, V-twin, 647cc engine. The liquid-cooled, 8 valve engine scoops out a maximum power of 72.68bhp at 9000rpm, whereas, the highest torque generated by this engine is 60.9Nm at 7500rpm. This 90 degree engine is served with a 6 speed wet multiple, constant mesh with 1 gear down and 5 gears up shift pattern. The mileage of this sports bike is not amazing, however, it can deliver a fuel-efficiency of 20kmpl on highways and the figures go down when it is taken to city roads.
Hyosung GT650 is offered with upside down telescopic forks at its front suspension and hydraulic mono shock absorbers at the rear for better comfort. The braking has been made powerful by equipping a 300mm disc brake at its front and a 230mm disc at its back for more safety. The top speed of the bike is 175 to 180kmph, and it can cover the distance of 0-100kmph in mere 8 seconds.
This two-wheeler has twin projector lamps at the front, which gels up pretty well with its well designed front cowl. The maker has played with its front fairing. The fairing has attractive lines on it. There is a transparent visor, which brings out its visual appeal. Hyosung GT650 has an elegantly designed fuel-tank, and that is quite similar to its other siblings. It has sporty decals on its side fairing and rear cowl, gives it a sporty feel. Its split seats and split grab rail also enhances the beauty of this sports-wheeler. Its back has a small LED tail light, a broad tyre with extended fender, offers it a naked look.
All and all, Hyosung GT650 is up for its appearance, performance and handling, however, its engine heat and the lack of the popularity of the brand are the areas where this two-wheeler goes on back foot. This sports bike has its tough fight with the bikes like Suzuki V Storm 650 and Kawasaki Ninja 650, who already have a strong hold on the market.