Alas, we got something to be rivaled against the Kawasaki Ninja 650R. Wedded with power, style and rigidity, the bi-wheeler becomes the ultimate eye killer for every motorcycle enthusiast. As Hyosung launches the upgraded version, the intention of the consortium is transparent and that is to compete with the dictator of 650cc segment in India. This unstoppable linchpin of the South Korean firm has some concrete features those are that challenging to strike of its resister. Track or thorn, the moto-machine is least bothered. Its well packed tactics win races for its rider. It is aggressive like a proboscidian and never ends its hunt until the prey is fallen. And we call it the Hyosung GT650R.
The 2013 version comes with a gently face-lifted headlamp. It makes the bike even better and sportier like never before. The Ninja 650R doesn't look fully-faired at some angles. Here the GT650R wins. Spotted with eye penetrating body kits, graphics shades, vertical dual headlights, split seat, and LED tail lamp the GT650R refreshes the outdated designs. The graphics team deserves a big clap since the bike is available in stunning dual tone and triple tone shades. This make the beast more lively and stupefying. Additionally, attachment of double disc brake at front not only ensures safety but also pours some sportiness. However, Hyosung failed to provide a dazing exhaust. It is the still the same out dated and old assemble.
The moto-machine is muscled with a good number of characteristics. The refreshed instrument cluster includes a good digital meter and a tachometer. The digital meter of back lit in orange make realizes details at a glance even at the brightest sunlight. The digital meter also employs a fuel gauge and a temperature meter. The 647cc engine is combined with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system to ensure an adequate mileage of 28 kmpl under standard conditions. The machine includes an adjustable front brake lever. However, it's useless at sometimes since it is hardly gentle to be operated. Additionally, a gigantic fuel tank of 17 litres offers a journey of up to 475 km in a single tank.
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The GT650R offers a good riding experience. But it is not that great. Still, by means of sportsbike standards, Hyosung has done a good job. Equipped with a fully adjustable Japanese, Kayaba upside-down front forks, which is linked with a monoshock with pre-load adjustment at the rear smoothen even the rough tracks. Split seats are aggressive at looks, but not that aggressive for city jiggling. Nevertheless, it promises some cool highway long rides. Weighing 215 kg, the rider must be a herculean to pull and to push the bike between corners. Balance and stability are exceptionally great. It requires almost zero attention at straight roads even at the top velocity. But, we need to put some effort to turn the bike to another direction.
Performance, Power and Top Speed
Mated with a 647 cc, 4 stroke, DOHC 8 Valve 90° V Twin, Water cooled engine, the beast generates a maximum power of 72.68 bhp @ 9000 rpm and maximum torque of 60.9 Nm @ 7500 rpm, the motor proves it to be in the class of 650 cc sportsbike. The engine pushes the bike from 0-100 kmph in just 5.5 seconds. The top speed of the GT650R is 209.215 kmph. However, riding at top revs is not great since its is accompanied by shivering and vibration all around.
Coupling Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system, with the engine, Hyosung promises 28 kmpl under standard conditions.
Quality and Maintenance
The motorcycle is built in rigid steel frame and rectangular section swingarm. It increase stability to the ride and reliability to the body. Graphics, paint jobs and all other body works are top notch. However, the plastic fabrics disappoints just like in the Aquila Pro. Hyosung could have recognized this as a premium class machine and used some better quality materials.
2013 Hyosung GT650R is slightly over priced. It tags Rs. 4.92 lakh for Triple tone shade. Meanwhile, its rival the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja is priced at Rs. 4.62 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom Mumbai). It clearly shows out a difference of Rs. 30k, which will surely cause some numbers of units for DSK-Hyosung.
Currently Kawasaki Ninja 650R is the one and only dynamic opponent of the GT650R. Soon, Honda will be introducing the CBR600RR in India. Then the market will witness some interesting moments.
It is definitely a good sportsbike. But, we can't say that it is the best deal. Though the bike is packed with good number of necessary features, it lacks certain qualities and fails to pull down the Ninja 650R. If Hyosung will decrease the price of the GT650R below the Ninja 650R, then it would gift some good marketing days for the consortium.
Equipped with EFI technology
Engine vibration at high revs
Weighs heavy at corners
Feels hard to turn
Not that great as its Japanese rivals
Slightly over priced
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