[tps_header]Korean manufacturer unveils the Hyosung GD450 streetfighter, GV300 cruiser and the fully faired GT300R at EICMA.[/tps_header]
A number of very interesting bikes are launched by some of the world leaders in motorcycle industry at the EICMA 2015 so far. But, we were missing something and that was Hyosung. The company was waiting for the perfect time to come. When the perfect time arrived, the Korean manufacturer played its cards well. The company launched a number of bikes which included new as well as updates for existing bikes. We have enlisted three of the most awaited launches from Hyosung.
Hyosung GD450 Streetfighter
Hyosung has unveiled its furious streefighter, the GD450 at the EICMA 2015. The new bike is based on a completely new platform. The bike looks amazing but the specifications published by Hyosung makes it even more exciting. The new bike is powered by a 450 cc, single-cylinder that produces more power than anyone would expect, the motor churns out a max power of 49 BHP and 47.7 NM of torque. YES! Hyosung has declared those figures officially and hence we can trust its authenticity. This engine will be mated on a new 6-speed gearbox unlike other Hyosungs with 5-speed. Even the KTM Duke 390 will feel nervous to stand beside this monster. The suspension duty is done 41 mm USD telescopic forks in the front and a gas charged monoshock suspension at the rear. The braking faculty consists of a 300 mm single disc brake at the front and a 230 mm single disc at the rear. However, we would have loved to see double discs at the front. There is no official news about the ABS but we expect it to be standard. The bike is sure to come to India where the company despite of having a very good line-up failed to get expected results. However, the GD450 is expected to do the job by snatching the enthusiast crowd from KTM Duke 390. The only problem the new Hyosung will face is the pricing. Lets hope the company does something on that front.
Hyosung Aquila GV300 Cruiser
Hyosung has come up with one another surprise for its followers and that is the affordable small capacity cruiser the Aquila GV300. The cruiser in all black metallic finish looks tasteful. The new cruiser will be powered by a 299 cc, oil-cooled, V-Twin engine that pumps out 26 HP and a max torque of 23.5 NM. This motor will be paired with a 5-speed gearbox, we were expecting an extra gear but it didn’t turn up. The GV300 wil be equipped with an ABS from Bosch to control both the front and rear disc brakes whose configuration has not been published yet. However, by looking at the image we can expect a 300 mm disc at the front and 240 mm or 260 mm at the rear. The suspensions are telescopic forks with rubber bellows in the front and conventional two-sided swinging arm at the rear. The bike is expected to replace the very slow seller Aquila 250 in the Indian market. Again, pricing will be the only barrier.
Hyosung has launched one street naked bike and one cruiser at the EICMA 2015. What was left was a fully faired bike. So the Korean automaker gave us the GT300R to fill the gap. The new small capacity sportbike from Hyosung will be powered by a 275 cc, oil-cooled, V-Twin, DOHC engine that produces a max power of 20.60 KW @ 10,500 RPM and a max torque of 23.5 NM at 7,000 RPM. This engine will be mated on the regular 5-speed mesh transmission that keeps some buyers away from Hyosung. A six-speed gearbox like the one of the GD450 would have been a very good idea. The braking function is conducted by a 300 mm petal shaped single disc with 4 pistons at the front and a 260 mm petal shaped disc with 2 pistons at the rear. The GT300R is also graced by an ABS from Bosch. The suspension system contains front upside down telescopic forks and a swinging arm with a hydraulic monoshock at the rear. The bike has a big 15-liter fuel tank. The Indian debut is not sure for this bike but the chances are high. If, launched will take on the likes of KTM RC 390, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and the new Yamaha R3.