Hyosung GT650R and ST7 : Road test and review —

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Hyosung GT650R and ST7. test and review


Most of the biking enthusiasts good memories of the brand This was the company that us the first real taste of a 250cc street bike as as a cruiser – that was in the form of the 250 and the Aquilla 250. The good is that the Korean is now back on roads and this time Pune based Garware and the better news comes in the of their offerings which are and better!

Garware Motors be importing the bikes as CKD (complete down) kits and assembling the at their assembly unit at Wai Pune. We feel it has been a decision by Garware to get the bigger and 700cc models and not the smaller ones. We rode both the extensively for a day in and around Pune and is our take on these machines.

It had a long tiring day for us. We had just from shooting the two big SUVs and Endeavour, featured elsewhere ) and yet the I saw the GT650R parked in front of me, I eager, energetic and looked to spending some quality with it. Our test bike a black theme and certainly nice.

It certainly projects an effective bike image with an windscreen topping dual headlamps reminiscent of the Ducati Up front, the full fairing big air intakes and as you run your eyes the rear, you notice a slim streamlined passenger grips and a big pipe pointing skyward. The execution of the design is very and certainly gives the bike road presence.

There are hints of the Suzuki’s GSX line-up and machined alloy bits an expensive feel. Six-spoke wheels, exposed chain and a sculpted tank finish the

Swinging a leg over, the semi-digital console greets your The bike fits a full rider like me perfectly. are very good and inspite of the handle bars, I didn’t it difficult to ride the bike in stop traffic. Infact, it is easy to get into a comfortable stance once the speeds or once you hit your favourite set of roads. A quick touch of the gets the four-… liquid DOHC V-twin engine to

This is a 650cc unit belts out 72.6 Bhp of power at and a shade over 60Nm of

Typical of any V-twin motor, the unit too isn’t a very power-plant. If you aren’t used to engines, the first experience this bike can be a little However, spend a day with the and you understand the engine better. The deal lies in enjoying the of torque which in this builds up from around

Outright acceleration is very though this comes at the of vibrations that start in from the bars as well as the Further, I didn’t really the throttle response of the GT650R. The injection set-up seems to be the here. Even the smallest of openings resulted in jerks.

from this though, the will be a handy toll in the of the experienced and will be more a capable bike for those from a small capacity

Superbikes are often criticized for comfort factor – actually the of it. In this case though, the GT spot on. This inspite of its kerb weight of 215kilos. the bike in city mess is a task though once the eases up, you can easily find way through traffic. If you are one of those who near a good set of mountain the GT will further impress you its abilities.

The suspension set-up is impressive – telescopic forks in front compression and rebound damping The rear does with a pre-load adjustable monoshock linkage and rectangular swing-arm.

All the shortcomings in terms of engine at high revs, not the best of fit and et al take a back seat you consider the price. At roughly Rs lakh, there is simply no With the GT650R, Garware has surely opened up a completely new in India.

It is a competent motorcycle, smashing, has a torquey motor and importantly gives you the feel of a genuine large capacity

If out and out serious sport bikes your taste, then the ST7 surely delight you. For the sculpted full fenders and exhaust helps make bike palatable to American The multi-spoke alloy wheels, of chrome and a laid back make the ST7 one of the best looking in the budget market abroad.

In it simply has no competition but more later. The ST7 is classily styled and has styling cues to other as well. In true chopper the speedometer sits in the console in the fuel tank.

The 41mm front forks beefy and have the front sitting on either side of it.

are even better once you a leg over and perch yourself in the saddle. The pulled back bars and the forward set foot-pegs a very comfortable riding You immediately get a feeling of ‘rightness’ is often lacking from of the other offerings in this

Hyosung ST7

The fit and finish on the ST7 feels and look better than the GT650R as right there with the of cruiser offerings from brands.

The moment you get the motor to a smile appears on your This engine, a slightly unit that’s derived the GT650R motor, is very Infact, inspite of being a vibrations are very controlled and the feels in a world of its own, the rider truly. Fuel seems to work almost well on the ST7, responding to the rider’s inputs.

Infact, response on the ST7 is more responsive and the from the motor in its low and mid-range is The light clutch also and the whole ride experience is free and enjoyable. Topping on the ice in the form of its grunty exhaust

The engine on the ST7 is slightly bigger that of the GT650R. The 678cc puts out a decent power of and a torque of 63Nm. Ofcourse the has been tuned more for mile munching than the track on weekends and it shows. The ST7 has the to sit with ease at an indicated with enough in reserve to high speed cagers.

The transmission is smooth as well.

though the ST7 weighs in at 244kilos, it to hide it pretty well. the bike in traffic doesn’t for serious efforts and you are always to hit traffic free patches to enjoy the bike. The suspension is pretty nicely and soaks up bad with aplomb. By the time our got over, it has been well six in the evening.

The sun was hiding fast the horizon and the day had been a long one for us. Motors’s farm house was forty kilometres away and yet I was for lazy ride back. a long time has a motorcycle me so much. No matter how long the or how tired the rider is, the ST7 can help eat up the without a fuss.

There is hardly a thing of on this bike – it almost perfect!

At approximately Rs 5.5 lakh in many ways, it seems to more sense than its rival, the Harley Davidson For some, the ST7’s classic and tons of chrome will be an It also has a more powerful and motor and better ability to up distances.

Gone are the times this Korean motorcycle was looked down upon. the bikes like the ST7, has shown who’s who of the industry they stand today. And ladies and gentlemen, is no small

The ST7′s classy speedo!

Hyosung ST7
Hyosung ST7
Hyosung ST7
Hyosung ST7


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