Kinetic Hyosung Comet GT250 – Shooting star

4 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Kinetic Hyosung Comet GT250 – Shooting star
Hyosung Comet GT250

What can cause pain, potentially, are the brakes. I mean that in a good way. Hug the tank tightly with your knees when you begin to squeeze that lever. For if you aren’t ready, the Comet will slam your jewels into the tank and you’ll be hopping about like a angry Kangaroo. The single rotor is a sharp number and bites sharper than a starved piranha.

This sets the front forks diving forward and the first bite is immediately followed by the rest of the school which demolish the last chunks of the speed. Under panic-braking, though, the Comet’s front-fork was chattering away like a giggly teenager, which forced us to back off a bit.

This, motorcycle enthusiasts, is a nice, likeable and quick machine. And it looks as good as it goes too. We’re not averse to ducking behind the trusty to-each-his-own sign when it comes to criticising styling. However, there’s no need for it here.

If I must, and I’m deeply nit-picking now, I’d point to the matt plastic bit under the tail lamp and go ‘yeww’ softly. The Comet looks great. The fat, sculpted mass of the tank, the brushed top triple clamp, dominant twin-spar frame and those cool soft-gold upside-down forks are as attractive as a PYT in a low cut dress.

This could be your own mini-Monster, even.

Which brings us to the make or break question. Will you get to own one? Kinetic’s official stance at this time is that they haven’t decided yet. They asked us about it and we said yes, over and over again.

But that isn’t the complete picture. You see, a fairly reliable little birdie sang a different tune and we report: Kinetic is stalling for time and delaying publicity. Meanwhile, they’re asking Hyosung to let them have Comets, as many as three times the Aquilas numbers. Kinetic is working towards a sub-2,00,000 price and the bike should be in showroom by June. The selected cities rule will still apply.

Hyosung Comet GT250

But, given the larger number coming in, bike-loving diamond traders in Surat shouldn’t give up hope – the list of cities will probably go up. The bike will be yellow, red or black. Now don’t blame us for not gathering ‘important’ information!

Birdie did seem to make sense. It will be easier to homologate the Comet since the power train is the same as the Aquila. The same fact would also make service training quicker and easier.

ARAI’s only potential trouble spot are the tubeless tyres the Comet comes with. Indian made tubed tyres in 110 and 150-sections for 17-inch rims aren’t impossible, but they will adversely affect the handling.

Would I buy one? I’m really tempted. The price seems reasonable for a 30 bhp sports naked. And if I buy now, by the time the next 250 comes out, I would probably have finished paying the instalments as well! Will Kinetic bring the bike?

We’d wager a yes, but even David Blaine doesn’t have a clue.

Hyosung Comet GT250
Hyosung Comet GT250
Hyosung Comet GT250
Hyosung Comet GT250

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