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2013 Hyosung GT650R launched in India

Halley Prabhakar  | Updated: May 09, 2013, 04:14 PM IST

Hyosung feel that the similarity of the design between the GT650R and the GT250R has been one of the reasons why 650 buyers are not getting the exclusivity the more expensive motorcycle commands. The fix is the styling update to the GT650R that has being rolled out now at a price of Rs 4.79 lakh ex-Delhi. Unfortunately, this is a purely cosmetic update. The changes start with the projector headlamps that sit in a slimmer looking vertical unit while the entire top fairing has been tweaked for a sleeker, more contemporary look. The flyscreen has also been trimmed and looks smarter. The motorcycle does look fitter up front but the visual mass at the rear is unchanged. We believe the GT650R would have benefitted from updated ergonomics - a lower reach to the clip-on bars, a slightly less canted over riding position and a better seat would have improved the feel of the motorcycle. The sole mechanical change, though, is the new KYB suspension that makes the motorcycle a bit better in steering response and gives it slightly better ride quality.

The company will also be launching a 250cc single cylinder motorcycle towards the end of 2013.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 4,79,000
Displacement
647cc
Transmission
6-Speed
Max Power(ps)
73.70
Max Torque(Nm)
60.90
Mileage
16.71 Kmpl

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