EICMA 2015: The Hyosung GD450 concept with 50 hp can be an upgraded alternative to the KTM 390

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Hyosung GD450

Hyosung unveiled the stunning GD450 street fighter concept at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy. The GD450 is a middle-weight naked bike and is moving towards the production line at a fast pace. The bike which is based on a trellis frame, features a sharply designed fuel tank, an under-belly exhaust, twin projector headlights under the aggressive looking visor, complete digital display, and a split seat setup. Another interesting highlight is the exposed, offser rear mono-shock suspension setup with its springs painted in a contrasting hue of bright yellow.

Powered by a 449 cc single cylinder, liquid cooled engine, the GD450 churns out 50 hp of power at 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 47.7 Nm at 7000 rpm. This engine is mated to a 6 speed gearbox. Braking duties on the GD450 concept are performed by 300 mm petal disc with a four piston radial callipers upfront and a 230 mm petal disc with two piston callipers at the rear end.

Hyosung GD450

The suspension upfront is handled by 41mm upside down telescopic forks and a mono shock at the rear end. The bike measures 1955 mm in length, 795 mm in width and 1045 mm in height. It stands at a height of 145 mm and has a wheelbase of 1360 mm only 7 mm short of the duke 390. It runs on 17 inch alloy wheels with a 120 section tyre upfront and a 160 section tyre at the rear.

Hyosung has been in the Indian market for some time now though it hasn’t launched any new models recently. The GD 450 if launched here can push the sales of Hyosung to a new high. The GD450 will take on the likes of the KTM Duke 390. That peak power output of 50bhp looks tasty, and in priced well, the GD can provide the next step-up for the enthusiasts who are looking at more powerful options after having tasted the heady output of the KTM 390 series.

How much extra would you shell out over the Duke 390 to own this one. Or you wouldn’t even consider it? Let us know what you think about this well designed concept bike through the comments section.

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  • Hi Sam, the Hyosung GD450 is a concept. There is no official news of its production version as yet.

  • Sam cruise says:

    Wen wil they launch it in india

  • Raghu says:

    Ground clearance stands at 810 mm, wheelbase measures 145 mm. Guys proof read once before posting.

  • Naman says:

    If it is priced even a penny more than 2.5 lacs on-road, it will struggle to get decent sales. With BMW entering the competition soon, the picture is not looking rosy for Hyosung. Only way to make GD450 a success is to price it reasonably.