Hyosung GT650R and Suzuki SV650S
2010 Hyosung GT650R
During the 60’s the US had an invasion of Japanese motorcycles and they still hold our attention with their new bikes each year. The new kid on the block is a Korean company Hyosung and they have introduced their new street bikes to the rest of the world. Stepping out into the market is their GT650 with its sleek look very reminiscent of the Suzuki SV650 which I will also write about in this hub. The GT650R with its 64 horsepower and 42.3 lb. ft. of torque offers decent acceleration. It offers a six speed transmission and weighing in a 473 is a contender for those riders looking for a light weight motorcycle. Though some of the feedback is that this motorcycle lacks proper suspension when handling bumps and the dual-piston front brakes lack in stopping power. The upside to owning this bike is its price tag and two year warranty. This motorcycle is not for everyone and as always one must do their research before buying. This bike looks sharp and may be ideal for a rider that needs to save a few extra bucks when purchasing a new motorcycle.
Wheel Base: 56.5 inches.
Seat Height: 31.5 inches.
Tire (Front) 120/60-ZR-17 55W.
Tire (Rear) 160/60-ZR-17 69W.
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.5 gallons.
Dry Weight: 451 lbs.
Engine System Liquid cooled DOHC 4-valve, 90 degree V-twin.
Compression Ratio 11.6:1.
Max Power 79 HP @ 9250 RPM.
Max Torque 49.32 lb/ft @ 7250 RPM.
Compared to its counterpart the Suzuki SV650 which cost about $7500 the Hyosung cost about $6000 and this may allow you to put some aftermarket accessories to give this motorcycle the ride you are looking for. Though you would have to make sure this does not void the two year warranty which is a desirable aspect of the GT650R. The lure for someone looking to buy a bike may choose this new motorcycle over a used bike for the two year warranty
Here is the scoop on the SV650 series by Suzuki. This motorcycle offers up a V-twin sport bike
that not only looks good but sounds good too. There are two versions of this bike and they both offer any rider the goods they are looking for in a motorcycle. Both have nice riding positions and offer up a nice instrument cluster, including an analog tachometer positioned about a digital LCD speedometer. There is much fun to be had wrapped up in this package of a motorcycle. One can not go wrong in purchasing this motorcycle and would look good in any one's garage.
Wheelbase: 57.9 inches.
Seat Height: 31.5 inches.
Tires Front: 120/60ZR17M/C (55W), tubeless.
Tires Rear: 160/60ZR17M/C (69W), tubeless.
Fuel Tank Capacity: 4.5 gallons.
Weight: 445 lbs.
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve per-cylinder, 90-degree V-Twin engine.
Torque @ RPM: 65 Nm at 7500 rpm.
6 speed transmission.
Every rider has their own preference and many times what we buy is governed by what we can afford. Both of these motorcycles come with a two year warranty which is nice to have in case you have issues with one of these bikes. One is more affordable than the other but I know the resale on the Suzuki will be better. No one can tell you what you should buy but if you can afford it the Suzuki it would be an excellent choice. The Hyosung is a very sharp looking motorcycle, its affordable and would make a good bike to own. What this all boils down to is do what makes you happy since that is what riding is all about.
Happy riding and keep the rubber side down.