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Hyosung Comet GT650 R

Hyosung GT650R Review

. This is serious and proper There’s nothing wrong in-your-helmet shouting every now and but this time the whole was kinda weird.

The location? The Sodom-Arad road, regarded by squids as Israel’s best bit of tarmac, climbing up from lowest point up to the Judea high plains. The context? girlfriend and I plus a hefty bag strapped to the tank while Israel.

The tool? A very fellow: Hyosung’s GT650R.

Got to that I wasn’t quite this unknown, entry-level of scoot to be this satisfying on a demanding road and yet, the was handling the devilish bends a proper small sport-tourer

As I reach the town of Arad, at the top of the overlooking the Dead Sea, I ask my girlfriend to take a really coffee break while I myself to a solo run up and down the road. The place has some small memorials where lost their lives the road in the risky bits. And the GT650R is not fazed, even I turn up the heat some

So then, are the Koreans really it?

Our first steps together not been so sweet, though. I seen Hyosungs before in and such, but when I finally myself in front of one at the Israeli office rather than the spotlights, the overall impression was of so-so. The GT650R, the sporty brother to the 650 Comet GT street tested at MO, has got quite a presence its red monochrome full gown, but you get up close the overall detailing and is not that convincing. Fitment of panels, the quality of the clocks a slightly dumb looking top clamp, the switch gear it all adds up to a feeling of “Nice but not there.”

A bit of a shame really as under the surface there’s plenty of metal. The GT650R’s V-Twin unit has its pots positioned at 90 sports liquid cooling, valve DOHC heads and shows that Suzuki has been mentoring the Korean for a while. The family ties the SV650 are indeed tight, if those twin mills are not identical.

This year the introduction of fuel injection to the 650 and power-wise, at least on paper, nearly on even ground the trusty SV650 and Kawasaki’s 650

The frame, though not as impressive as the alloy job, is a sturdy steel twin-spar affair each spar is actually from twin tubes plenty of gusseting joints. is pretty much up to date, an adjustable inverted fork up progressively linked mono on the while the brakes are not last-generation floating twin-piston calipers, a setup to its Kawi and Suzi On paper it’s got the right cards to play, it’s that plenty of tiny entail the bike with a rather than late-2000’s

Moving on to the riding bit, our miles together while riding do not flow so smoothly. I do the GT650R a nice-fitting, small-to-medium-sized The clip-ons might sit under the clamp, but that doesn’t that the riding position is repli-racer.

It’s actually much sport tourer than sport in nature – comfortable for me at least.

Hyosung Comet GT650 R
Hyosung Comet GT650 R

There are few flies in the ointment, though. gear shifting and a slight hesitation make urban slightly more painful it needs to be. Clutch pull be lighter, and disengagement better,

At the end of our first day together I pulled a spanner in order to rotate the and brake levers down With the master cylinder a bit lower to fit my humanoid dimensions, the tip of its bolt started to foul the as I rotated the bars left to That said, I must that after a week of the GT650R, the urban manners of the improved.

Looks like the gear loosened up somewhat and made riding much more

The GT650R felt much outside city limits. As we west towards Jerusalem, some less traveled roads, the sport-tour side of the starts to show if not downright The engine has a satisfying pull 3000 to 7500 rpm, and in touring mood, say through bends, it supplies a nice

It might not feel as smooth and as the SV’s or as plain revvy as Ninja 650R, as a certain is felt at times through and pegs.

On the straight bits, the windscreen bubble deflects the air well and lets me trot at 90 undisturbed. Soon enough I that the real ace up the GT650R’s comes out when things get twisty. The GT turns out to be really and tracks true when put low on its side.

Though its suspension might not be the sophisticated on earth, it does that requires me to shut off or down despite being with a rider, passenger and bag.

Hyosung Comet GT650 R
Hyosung Comet GT650 R
Hyosung Comet GT650 R
Hyosung Comet GT650 R
Hyosung Comet GT650 R
Hyosung Comet GT650 R

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