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Hyosung Comet GT650 X

Hyosung GT650 Comet and SV650 (April 2004)

A look across the model from assorted manufacturers things have never better for the would-be buyer of a road bike

There’s a mix of sport, faired, … and gear out there, with from fours through to powerplants. An example is the tight in one niche — 650 … There’s two: the SV650 Suzuki and GT650 Comet Hyosung.

Through a … a rather than good we had this pair living in the already crowded editorial for a week and came away we’d be pretty happy if landed in the toybox on a permanent

Both bikes have reviewed on Bikepoint before, so avoid going in to too much on the tech side of things. it to say that the machines have a lot in (see the specs below) and the differences which need to be For example the Hyosung (from claims significantly more (9 horses) than the Suzuki, we didn’t get to test this on a

The Suzi is substantially lighter about 15 kilos — but has a seat. The difference is 20mm on heights. Suzuki has opted for injection (Hyosung conventional CV

The Japanese product runs an frame, while the Korean’s is


What are they to ride? Huge fun. The is in its second generation and has improved over the first. MkI was a great with the minor proviso it could have used a more front end grip at the extremes of its cornering ability. first and second S models that, as does this

It really was a minor criticism, and bike has a slightly different which promotes more on a sports road.

The Hyosung is good in the handling department as delivered, probably needs a more setting up to get it just There’s a slightly different to suspension adjustment on the two machines, the Japanese product offering at both ends, and the Korean up front and preload on the rear.

Tyre sizes and braking are almost identical — work well and can be pulled up in order, with good at the lever.

Seat-of-the-pants suggests the has the performance edge in a straight — it feels a little — while the Suzuki is a more composed when Fuel consumption is on a par, high teens per litre easily achievable.

A stark is in the styling. The Suzuki is angular and with a single instrument that includes analogue at top and digital speedo. Traditionalists probably prefer the Comet, has a conventional twin-clock set and more lines overall.

You’d have to give the for the best finish to the SV650 its presentation is more consistent and in a couple of areas (like the steel muffler).


the verdict? Well before we go into things, it’s looking at the price difference, is substantial. Under normal we’d regard the SV’s tag of (plus ORC) as being reasonable.

Hyosung Comet GT650 X
Hyosung Comet GT650 X

However the Hyosung that substantially at $8600 ORC).

So what are the pros and cons? both hot performers, neither of is going to have a significant One is a little quicker in a straight and the other a sharper cornering

The Japanese product has a considerably history and is likely to have a resale value, plus a little better finished.

but it’s too close to call. machines are a hoot to ride and the is likely to come down to bias on things like or how much money you’re to throw at it.

By Guy Allen


Dimension and Dry Mass:

Length (mm): 2080;

Width(mm) 760;

Overall 1120;

Hyosung Comet GT650 X
Hyosung Comet GT650 X
Hyosung Comet GT650 X

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