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Hyosung reveal production GT650X

By Chris Newbigging -

New bikes

 14 November 2007 15:45

Hyosung has revealed the production version of the GT650X concept revealed at the NEC show one year ago.

The finished motorcycle uses the latest version of Hyosung’s 647cc 90° v-twin, but uses a new electronic fuel injection system to ensure it meets emissions regulations, and a new oil cooler keeps temperature more controlled.

The tubular steel/aluminium trellis frame is new and unique to the GT650X, and is matched to a new heavily braced aluminium swingarm. New lightweight aluminium five-spoke wheels with a fat 180/55 ZR17 rear tyre are also unique to the GT650X, and four-piston calipers operate on 300mm discs.

The motorcycle’s styling takes cue from streetfighter designs, with an aggressively styled headlight and nose cowling, with a sharp seat unit and small side pods on the frame completing the simple design. The instruments mix analogue and digital displays, and a low-slung stubby exhaust and LED tail light finishes off the up-to-date styling. The bike will be officially unveiled next week at the NEC show - for more information, see next weeks’ MCN, out November 21. We’ll also be videoing this motorcycle and every other new motorcycle at next week’s NEC show – click back to the site from next Thursday to see the video.