2007 Hyosung GT650R Comet And GV650 Avitar - Seoul Brothers - Road Test

Hyosung Comet GT650R and GV650 Avitar

By Tim Carrithers, Photography by Kevin Wing

So? A transferable two-year unlimited-mileage warranty helps Hyosung's cause. Especially if you're new to this game, looking for something different and seriously strapped for cash. There's a nice, friendly Hyosung dealer nearby who seems to know what he's doing. You like the bike and don't much care what the critics think anyhow. If cheapness is its own reward, live long and prosper. The Comet isn't quite cheap enough to atone for its shortcomings, but the Avitar is a contender. MC

2007
HYOSUNG
GT650R
PRICE
MSRP $5999 as tested
ENGINE
Type l-c 90-degree V-twin
Valve arrangement dohc, 8v
Bore x stroke 81.5mm x 62.0mm
Displacement 647cc
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive #525 chain
CHASSIS
Weight (wet) 488 lb. (221kg)
Weight (dry) 461 lb. (209kg)
Rake 25.5 deg.
Trail 3.35 in. (85mm)
Wheelbase 56.5 in. (1435mm)
Seat height 30.7 in. (780mm)
Fuel capacity 4.5 gal. (17L)
SUSPENSION
Front 41mm inverted fork,
adjustable for compression and rebound damping
Rear single shock, adjustable for
spring preload
PERFORMANCE
Horsepower 66.2 @ 8800 rpm
Torque 44.0 lb.-ft. @ 7400 rpm
Corrected 1/4-mile* 12.70 sec. @ 103.88 mph
Fuel mileage
(low/high/average) 31/45/38
*Performance with test-session
weather conditions corrected to sea-
level standard conditions (59 degrees
F, 29.92 in. of mercury).
2007
HYOSUNG
GV650
PRICE
MSRP $6199 as tested
ENGINE
Type l-c 90-degree V-twin
Valve arrangement dohc, 8v
Bore x stroke 81.5mm x 62.0mm
Displacement 647cc
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Transmission 5-speed
Final drive belt
CHASSIS
Weight (wet) 523 lb. (237kg)
Weight (dry) 498 lb. (226kg)
Rake 35.0 deg.
Trail 6.30 in. (160mm)
Wheelbase 65.6 in. (1666mm)
Seat height 27.3 in. (693mm)
Fuel capacity 4.2 gal. (16L)
SUSPENSION
Front 41mm inverted fork
Rear dual shocks, adjustable
for spring preload
PERFORMANCE
Horsepower 66.3 @ 9000 rpm
Torque 43.1 lb.-ft. @ 7400 rpm
Corrected 1/4-mile* 12.75 sec. @ 99.50 mph
Fuel mileage
(low/high/average) 37/43/40
*Performance with test-session
weather conditions corrected to sea-
level standard conditions (59 degrees
F, 29.92 in. of mercury).
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