Hyosung GT650 Comet review — Naked — Motorcycles — Visordown

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Hyosung Comet GT650

Hyosung GT650 Comet

Of all the new launched in 2004, Hyosung’s Comet may look ordinary, but one of the most significant.

Even it’s the spitting image of the Suzuki SV650, the Korean haven’t just bought the from Suzuki like did for their Raptor. The Comet, and all, was designed by Hyosung’s own RD department, and is produced in Korea. is doing exactly what the manufacturers did decades ago, market leading models as

And the Comet is just the start; the of a wave of bigger machines to be over the next few years as attempts to

follow car maker and become seriously established in worldwide.

The Comet might not share any with the old-style SV650, but the is clear and its specification is almost The Hyosung’s 647cc capacity from dimensions of 81.5 x compared to the Suzuki’s 81 x 62.6mm. are powered by a DOHC, eight-valve motor, with liquid-cooling and at 90.

With a claimed maximum of at 9000rpm, the Korean bike’s is 10bhp more powerful the SV’s on paper at least.

The distinctive double-tube steel layout is also followed by the along with roughly geometry, upside-down forks and front brake discs. gone that far, RD crew presumably thought wasn’t much point in to disguise their baby’s so they went the whole hog and on near-identical bodywork parts At least there’s no

mistaking the Hyosung name on the

At 180kg dry, the Comet is lighter than the original SV, and its low seat and slightly raised gave a similarly relaxed and feel. The motor sounded throaty through the big single and pulled cleanly and effortlessly from low revs.

The Comet have the low-rev grunt to its front wheel on the throttle as the SV would if I sat back a bit in the saddle, so it some bottom-end snap has sacrificed along the way.

There’s plenty of life at the though, and the Comet pulled hard as the revs rose the 9000rpm mark on the black-faced

This bike only had 150 on the clock when I picked it up so I was gentle with it, but the Hyosung’s nature was clear, marred by more vibration than I from the SV unit. That a problem on my fairly short ride, but might become one on a trip, though the motor become smoother when run-in.

Hyosung Comet GT650

The main area the Comet was in need of improvement was its change. The six-speed box itself a bit notchy, but the main trouble was that the gear lever was too for my size 11 boot, resulting in a heavy feel and a few missed

Less improvement is needed on the which gave a blend of agile handling and confidence-inspiring Ride quality wasn’t brilliant, and the suspension felt a bit when

dealing with potholes, but I’m not sure the coped any less well the SV would have done the same conditions. And the Hyosung’s forks, unlike those of the are adjustable for compression and rebound so there’s even scope for on this budget bike.

The Korean Comet certainly well enough to deliver a bit of entertainment, despite some slippery roads, aided by the Pirelli Diablo rubber on its 17-inch five-spoke cast There was plenty of ground and ample braking ability, powerful stopping from the 300mm front discs, a controllable rear disc.

Fit and seemed very acceptable for the and details such as wide under-seat storage and simple but instruments (round gauges for tacho and temperature, plus two low warning lights) added to the useful feel.

As to the all-important of whether the Comet is worth by someone looking to buy a brand new

V-twin? Well, maybe if the change is improved, and if the price is At £3900 on the road the Korean is cheaper than its main on list price, but you don’t to look far to find new SV650s and 620s discounted to under grand.

Hyosung Comet GT650
Hyosung Comet GT650

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