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Hyosung Gt650R Ownership Review


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#1 melroyal

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 02:43 PM

Hearing Hyosung have started bookings in April 2011 for their bikes made me a bit speculative. I visited Ronit Motors, Mumbai and I was glad to see the GT650R in flesh. The bike looked simply awesome and I was taken over from the moment I saw it.
I was sold out at the moment I saw the bike but when the mighty V-Twin engine roared on the first start up I couldn’t resist and paid the booking amount immediately. Later in June 2011, I was glad to hear that my bike has arrived and I could later take delivery of the bike after the registration was completed. I was glad to be one of the first few bikers in Mumbai to purchase this bike.
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Engine
The engine is a 650cc 4stroke, Double Overhead Camshaft, Water cooled sporting 4 valve per cylinder engine. The 90 degree V-Twin cylinder produces around 72bhp of power. The performance from the bike is as expected i.e. mind blowing. A slight twist of the throttle and you will be easily doing speeds over 120kmph.The power delivery is smooth and responsive; it will surely bring a smile on your face after every ride.

Transmission
The bike has a 6 speed gearbox sporting a combination of 1Down- 5up gears change. Never while riding has there been a false neutral and thus I can say that the gear shifting process has been accurate and precise.
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Frame
The GT has a trellis type twin-spar frame, which offers great riding comfort at all speeds. It has a slim saddle which offers good comfort. The kerb weight of the bike is 215kg which makes it bit heavy to ride at slow speeds.

Suspension and Brakes
It has Upside Down Telescopic forks in the front and Monoshock suspension at the rear. The front offers compression and rebound damping while the rear is preload adjustable. The front brakes are double disc 300mm while rear is single disc 280mm, this kind of braking system brings the bike to a immediate stop without compromising on stability and handling. Tyres offered are Bridgestone Battlax BT56 which are exceptionally good. The front width of the tyre is 120mm wide while that of the rear is 160mm. However both front and back are tubeless radial tyres.
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Aesthetics
The GT is definitely eye catching bike and everyone will give a second look to the bike. The ruby red single tone color gets most stares. The vertically stacked lights not only offer good lighting but also give a bit DUCATI 999 like look to it. The thread pattern on the tyres looks meaty enough to tackle any terrain. The huge 17litre tank is massive and the most noticeable part of the bike.

Price
On-road Mumbai cost is 5.51Lacs.
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Verdict
Anyone who is looking for more performance should consider looking at the GT650R bike. Initially I was considering the Ninja 650R but it lacked the styling and ergonomics of a Super Sport bike so I didn’t consider it. The GT650R produces most of the power under 9,000rpm so power is easily accessible without having to the rev the bike too high. Even riding the bike at 7,000 rpm, I didn’t feel vibrations from the engine. The Quality level on 2011 GT650R has greatly improved compared to the earlier Comet GT250 sold here. I’m happy with my decision of buying GT650R and also with the services offered from the dealers. All in all, I am very happy with my decision. Here is hoping that my bike delivers what it is meant for i.e. sheer power and style.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 05:40 PM

Thanks for sharing your experience with us Melroy. Do you mind if we put this up on the homepage as well, so that more people can read this review?

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 08:38 PM

Ah its here finally!
How does Garware live up with servicing and avilability of spares... I have a hunch that they are better than Kawasaki in that context atleast for now!

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 12:24 AM

View PostRevmaster, on 17 August 2011 - 05:40 PM, said:

Thanks for sharing your experience with us Melroy. Do you mind if we put this up on the homepage as well, so that more people can read this review?
No problem Revmaster.Please go ahead.

View Postsatyenpoojary, on 17 August 2011 - 08:38 PM, said:

Ah its here finally!
How does Garware live up with servicing and avilability of spares... I have a hunch that they are better than Kawasaki in that context atleast for now!
Hi satyen.I was very much pleased with the servicing of my bike from Ronit motors.They have a nice lounge room where the customer can wait till the servicing of the bike is complete.They also provide pickup and drop service if required :)
The bike behaves much better after the servicing done.It revs more freely and lesser vibes are felt.You can now feel a bit more smoothness from the throttle.
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 11:16 AM

View Postmelroyal, on 18 August 2011 - 12:24 AM, said:

Hi satyen.I was very much pleased with the servicing of my bike from Ronit motors.They have a nice lounge room where the customer can wait till the servicing of the bike is complete.They also provide pickup and drop service if required :)
The bike behaves much better after the servicing done.It revs more freely and lesser vibes are felt.You can now feel a bit more smoothness from the throttle.
So it seems that the Garwares are belting out a better service repo than the Kinetics. good for them.. Hope to the Higer Force, that the service doesnt deteriorate. Do they also service the older comets and aquillas???
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:56 PM

View Postmelroyal, on 18 August 2011 - 12:24 AM, said:

I was very much pleased with the servicing of my bike from Ronit motors.They have a nice lounge room where the customer can wait till the servicing of the bike is complete.They also provide pickup and drop service if required :)

Now that's a great accolade. Wish this existed during the Comet and Aquila era...Hyosung would have been a brand to reckon with in India as of date.

Anyways its never too late.

Great review there Mel! BTW were you at Palm beach road on Sunday morning with 2 more guys with a CBR and a Ninja?
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 10:53 PM

View PostSilver Phantom, on 18 August 2011 - 11:16 AM, said:

Do they also service the older comets and aquillas???
Hi bro.They have not started with the service of the older comets and aquilla as for now.

View Postpulsurge, on 18 August 2011 - 01:56 PM, said:

Great review there Mel! BTW were you at Palm beach road on Sunday morning with 2 more guys with a CBR and a Ninja?
Thanks deepak.Yeah bro that was me at Palm beach on Sunday.
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Posted 19 August 2011 - 12:53 PM

View Postmelroyal, on 18 August 2011 - 10:53 PM, said:

Thanks deepak.Yeah bro that was me at Palm beach on Sunday.


Aaah damn! I should have stopped then. BTW why were you guys riding so slow?
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Posted 19 August 2011 - 01:12 PM

View Postpulsurge, on 19 August 2011 - 12:53 PM, said:

Aaah damn! I should have stopped then. BTW why were you guys riding so slow?
Same here just missed meeting you  :o .
We were going slow because we were doing a photoshoot for Mr.Santosh Gambire.
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:44 AM

View Postmelroyal, on 19 August 2011 - 01:12 PM, said:

Same here just missed meeting you  :o .
We were going slow because we were doing a photoshoot for Mr.Santosh Gambire.

Photoshoot? Awesome....so photo kidhar hai...dikhao dikhao ;) Heard a GT650R fly past at good revs...and boy doesn't it sound good. I seriously love the exhaust note of the GT.
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 12:15 PM

Santosh gambhire, the big mouth self proclaimed motographer did the photoshoot ;)
He is a nice chap but is seriously messed up in his head. Heard about a article in which he went on to say that 'Motographer' is a term he coined... may be he should check out some of my old albums!

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 12:55 PM

These days people would do anything for bragging rights.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 04:40 PM

View Postsatyenpoojary, on 22 August 2011 - 12:15 PM, said:

Santosh gambhire, the big mouth self proclaimed motographer did the photoshoot ;)
He is a nice chap but is seriously messed up in his head. Heard about a article in which he went on to say that 'Motographer' is a term he coined... may be he should check out some of my old albums!

LOL, here's the article for everyone's perusal :D

http://epaper.timeso...zEwI0FyMDYyMDA=
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 05:42 PM

He was a member here, and probably the only 'real' member that we banned for spamming like crazy! Check the team360 thread for details too!

Its nice to be talented, but not cool to be so pompous and shit bad to be a big mouth especially showing someone a pic and claming it to be clicked by them!

I hope he realizes this sooner than later :) all I care is the photos to be back on the thread!

(I hope you arent paying for them!)

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:45 PM

View Postsatyenpoojary, on 22 August 2011 - 05:42 PM, said:

He was a member here, and probably the only 'real' member that we banned for spamming like crazy! Check the team360 thread for details too!

Its nice to be talented, but not cool to be so pompous and shit bad to be a big mouth especially showing someone a pic and claming it to be clicked by them!

I hope he realizes this sooner than later :) all I care is the photos to be back on the thread!

(I hope you arent paying for them!)

Well agree to your points- and to be frank though I myself ain't a great clicker- I do not see anything great in his pics either! I know guys who are fantastic and still modest to the core.
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