Top test Hyosung 650 Naked
…Returners, new drivers, bargain hunters or occasional bikers. The Korean manufacturer Hyosung is offering its first full-size motorcycle for only 4999 euros. How good is cheap?
The sensation is perfect. In times when a broken rearview mirror can cost 200 euros, the liter of gasoline has landed at 1.15 and that
to be asked 400 euros, surprised
Hyosung’s two-cylinder naked bike. With
With a cost price of less than 5000 euros, the Koreans will be attracting customers from mid-April.
The best: The 650 Naked advertises itself with features that you would not expect in this price range. Elbows made of high-quality stainless steel shine, delay three disc brakes, tongued at the front and rear by double-piston floating calipers, and an upside-down fork with adjustable rebound and compression stages. An integr-
The technicians found the ignition and steering lock combination to be just as obligatory as the recessed fuel filler cap, unlocking the seat with the ignition key, a strut with a deflection system or the rev counter.
So far so beautiful. Anyone circling the Korean wonder package cannot avoid suspecting a copy of the Suzuki SV 650. A comparison of the key data does not result in an exact match. However, there is also no significant deviation. 81.5 millimeters bore instead of 81 on the Suzuki. 62 millimeter stroke instead of 62.6. Compression ratio 11.4 instead of 11.5 to one in the SV, wheelbase 1435 millimeters compared to 1430 et cetera. HBy the way, yosung attaches great importance to having developed a completely independent motorcycle and rejects the term copy. Who are these people?
Since the company was founded in 1957, the company has focused on the production and development of synthetic fabrics. Today Hyosung is with
its 7000 employees as a producer of glass fibers and a supplier for tire production leading the world market. In addition to manufacturing transformers, high-voltage pylons and welding robots, the Koreans founded the “Motors and Machinery Inc.” division in 1978 and contacted Suzuki Japan
on. They proudly refer to the good ones
Relationships and successful technology transfer. For years the
The product range only consisted of 125 cm3 models and scooters, a 250 with a 75-degree V2 was added in 2002. Although the Koreans are directing their attention to the booming Chinese market, with around 50,000 units sold and 280 contractual partners in Germany, they feel they are up to the task of successfully positioning a 650 here in Germany. The importer HMZ wants to bring 500 copies to the people this year.
A steel bridge frame in a tubular and aluminum look stretches around the water-cooled 90-degree V2, while Pirelli Diablo in 120 / 60-17 and 160 / 60-17 dimensions rotate on six-spoke cast wheels, stylistic references to the Japanese bestseller are unmistakable. In contrast to the SV 650, which has a more sporty front-wheel-oriented seating position, the Hyosung pilot rests more touristy. The seat height is lower, the tank is higher, the wide tubular steel handlebar is cranked in the style of the seventies. The V2, which is supplied by the carburettor, starts its work well, immediately runs smoothly from ten degrees plus and hangs cleanly on the gas. At temperatures below this, a well-dosed, mechanical pacemaker called a choke provides protection. The exhaust murmur is hearty, the harsh engine running mechanically charming. Traffic light, the first. Yellow. green.
Raaatsch. That sat. Switching has to be learned. Especially on the 650 Hyosung. On the one hand there is the somewhat stiff clutch with a constantly changing pressure point and on the other hand the short distance between the shift lever and the footrest, which minimizes the effective lever arm. In the end, the six-speed gearbox is far from the seal of approval “butter-soft locking” or “exact”. Second gear in particular sometimes jumps out. Emphasis is required. Strength and the best possible boots. But MOTORRAD testers have them. And sometimes turn a blind eye due to the lustful engine characteristics.
Lustful because the 647 cm3 drive never runs out of breath over the entire speed range and it literally yaws against the limiter at 10500 rpm. Especially from 5000 rpm, emotionally the post goes tremendously, the pulsates
V2 is strong, vibrates lively and gives the impression of absolute ecstasy. Heart-refreshing. Euphoric. Muscular. Heaven forgive it, but the Ducati feeling of the late eighties comes to mind. Mind you, there are only 71 measured horsepower at 8900 rpm and 63.5 Nm at 7300 rpm. This puts the optimistic figures of 77 hp and 68 Nm in the Korean application portfolio into perspective. Contrary to the tourist
The engine characteristics appear sporty in the seating position. An incompatibility?
No. Because the elasticity of the twin
also pleases level-headed tar hikers. Those who let themselves be dragged along by the sheet metal avalanche on Sunday afternoons. However, slight load changes bring unrest to the otherwise peaceful strolling around. No matter. What really bothers is the mercilessly overdamped strut. From the cross-lying match to the curb? the spine makes almost unfiltered acquaintance with the rigors of the road surface. Two or three consecutive bumps are not able to compensate for the 120 millimeters of suspension travel. The first bump pushes the shock absorber into compression, the second is mercilessly passed on to the intervertebral disc. The far too strong rebound stage prevents exact traction. It jumps.
The Koreans did not make such a gross misalignment with the fork. Although it is not hypersensitive and the breakout force is high, the 120 millimeters of spring travel at the front also parry those with a sporty feel
Calls. So in the arches. Let’s have a blast. The lean angle is very good, turning easy and precise. Also requires little steering effort due to the wide handlebar. The 650 Naked rolls harmoniously and almost without resistance over the 160 mm rear tire. But in very tight radii it suddenly collapses from a certain angle. And if the curve surface is uneven, the Hyosung will rock due to the
disharmonious suspension setup easily. It stirs. It works. Not worrying. But noticeable. The steering precision suffers as a result. The machine twists a little more
Forced braking. At 9.9 m / s2, the maximum deceleration is excellent, but the manual forces required are very high. Which is why the front brake is difficult to adjust.
Back to everyday life, without exploring the limits of the chassis and brakes. Simple life with the bike. And with that back to Korea. Because already two
adult Central Europeans bring the Naked with only 148 kilograms
Payload over the edge of legality.
Brigitte diet is popular. Or go it alone. Anyway ?? 405 kilometers of country road are in there with a modest consumption of 4.2 liters per 100 kilometers. If everything goes well.
However, not everything went smoothly with the test machine. After the completely overdamped shock absorber had scared the drivers, the damping temporarily stopped completely. The test round ended like a kangaroo. In addition, there was an inexplicable drop in performance. The engine accelerated slowly, seemed tough and strained. For this reason, the determination and evaluation of the mileage had to be dispensed with. The measured values will be submitted later.
What remains is an aftertaste. The Test 650 is one of the first series machines, the engine failure could be an isolated incident. However, the shock absorber should be revised as soon as possible. Regardless of such annoyances have it
the Koreans managed to bring a fully-fledged, very easy-to-drive fun vehicle onto the market with their first bike. No detail in front of which one
Enjoying a beer every evening in homage, but a robust motorcycle. It remains to be seen whether it will succeed.
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Top test Hyosung 650 Naked
Was there anything else? – Hyosung Naked 650
Cranked valve on the rear wheel simplified
the air pressure control, on the front wheel
however, it would be more urgent
Clear cockpit, easy to read
Speedometer and tachometer
Well integrated cooling water hoses
Thermally healthy, expansion tank
Easily accessible for cooling water
Indicator mounted elastically
Rudimentary tool kit without hooks-
key to adjust the spring base
Paint quality not particularly high, either
lies the quality of the screws
and mounts only on mediocre
Level, parts often not deburred
Small luggage hook
Spring base on the strut: second detent
Fork: pressure level seven clicks open,
Rebound four clicks open
This is how MOTORRAD tests
Hardly anyone thinks about loading their vacation machine. That would be a look
to what is permitted on the vehicle registration document
Total weight advisable. Even some of the seasoned ones
Tourer only allows 170 kilograms of payload, and that can be reached quickly with two passengers and a bit of luggage. There are full marks in this one
Criterion only from 230 kilograms for two-seater
single-seat athletes from 155 kilograms. The MV Agusta Brutale held the negative record so far with two points for 158 kilograms. The Hyosung undercuts him with 148 kilograms and is punished with zero points for it. The improper weight question must be asked before taking a pillion passenger with you.
MOTORCYCLE measurements – Hyosung Naked 650
Top speed * 210 km / h
0 ?? 100 km / h ?? **
0 ?? 140 km / h ?? **
60 ?? 100 km / h ?? **
100 ?? 140 km / h ?? **
Effective (display 50/100) ?? ** km / h
Consumption in the test
at 100 km / h 3.7 l / 100 km
at 130 km / h 4.8 l / 100 km
Country road 4.2 l / 100 km
Theor. Range 405 km
Fuel type normal
mass and weight
L / W / H 2060 / 880/1270 mm
Seat height 780 mm
Handlebar height 1020 mm
Turning circle 5700 mm
Weight with a full tank 212 kg
Payload 148 kg
Wheel load distribution v / h 48/52%
Driving dynamics 1
Braking distance from 100 km / h 38.9 meters
Average deceleration 9.9 m / s2
Comments: very high hand strength required to achieve the deceleration values. The fork goes to the hydraulic block after two thirds of the spring travel. Braking with maximum deceleration is difficult due to the poor controllability, and the chassis twists.
Handling course I (fast slalom)
Best lap time 21.62 sec
vmax at the measuring point 95.5 km / h
Comments: The shock absorber does not harmonize with the fork in terms of damping. This leads to an indifferent line in the course. At the turning point, the motorcycle tilts inwards, in the last third of the curve it must be counter-steered again.
Handling course II (slow slalom)
Best lap time 27.71 sec
vmax at the measuring point 57.3 km / h
Comments: The wide handlebars in connection with the precise leading tires give you good control of the motorcycle. Turning maneuvers are easy. The chassis remains spring-loaded and stable. This is how the good time results.
Technical data – Hyosung Naked 650
Engine: water-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke 90-degree V-engine, crankshaft horizontally, two overhead, chain-driven camshafts, four valves per cylinder, wet sump lubrication, constant pressure carburetor, Ø 39 mm, transistor ignition, alternator 280 W, battery 12 V / 10 Ah, mechanically operated multi-disc oil bath clutch, six-speed gearbox, chain.
Bore x stroke 81.5 x 62.0 mm
Cubic capacity 647 cm3
Compression ratio 11.4: 1
57 kW (77 PS) at 9000 rpm
68 Nm at 7500 rpm
Pollutant values (homologation) in g / km
CO 4.672 / HC 0.621 / NOx 0.118
Chassis: Bridge frame made of steel, upside-down fork, Ø 41 mm, adjustable rebound and compression damping, two-arm swing arm made of steel profiles,
Central spring strut with lever system, adjustable spring base, double disc brake at the front, Ø 300 mm, double-piston floating calipers, rear disc brake, Ø 230 mm, double-piston floating caliper.
Cast aluminum wheels 3.00 x 17; 4.50 x 17
Tires 120/60 ZR 17; 160/60 ZR 17
Pirelli Diablo tires tested
Dimensions and weights: wheelbase 1435 mm, steering head angle 64.5 degrees, caster 85 mm, spring travel f / h 120/120 mm, tank capacity 17 liters.
Service intervals every 4000 km
Oil change with filter every 4000 km / 3.2 l
Engine oil SAE 10 W 40
Telescopic fork oil SAE 10 W
Spark plugs NGK CR 8 E
Chain 5/8 x 3/4
Idle speed 1400 ± 100 / min
Tire pressure solo (with pillion passenger) front / rear 2.3 / 2.5 (2.3 / 2.5) bar
Two year guarantee
Colors yellow, black, blue
Power variant 25 kW (34 PS)
Price 4999 euros
Additional costs 175 euros
Verdict – Hyosung Naked 650
No manufacturer currently offers so much
Motorbike for the money. There are still teething problems to be resolved, but
Koreans have already shown in the automotive industry that they learn a lot-
are able to fix errors quickly.
Who the described weaknesses
the naked accepts, he can
Rake in 1476 euros price difference compared to the Suzuki SV 650.
Scoring: Drive – Hyosung Naked 650
Stepchild shifting: The gears engage hard, shifting requires strong emphasis. The second one jumps out again more often. The stiff clutch with its diffuse, shifting pressure point doesn’t make the whole thing any better. The overall translation is also less successful. The spread between first and second as well as fourth and fifth gear is too large.
´Points rating: chassis – Hyosung Naked 650
The faux pas: a completely overdamped one
Shock absorber. The unbalanced coordination of fore and hindquarters leads to instability in curves and spoils steering precision. The shock absorber got too hard even for two-person operation.
Scoring: Safety – Hyosung Naked 650
Wonderful for a vehicle like this
Category: the freedom from banking and the low righting moment when braking. In addition, unlike the SV 650, handlebar slaps or shimmies are completely alien. Not so great: the front brake system requires a lot of manual effort and is off
difficult to dose for this reason. The high beam is too selective, the low beam not very powerful.
Scoring: Everyday Life – Hyosung Naked 650
Strange: Despite the steel chassis and extreme damping of the shock absorber, the Naked can only load 148 kilos. Due to a small steering angle, it loses some points in handling.
Scoring: Comfort – Hyosung Naked 650
The driver’s leg angle is ok. However, the footpegs could add a touch to relaxation
sit further back and the passenger pegs further down. A larger “Sitzbrötchen” would be great.
Scoring: Cost / Environment – Hyosung Naked 650
The low consumption and the resulting high range are very good. Unfavorable 4000-kilometer intervals screw them
Inspection costs high. Despite the described shortcomings and the pending evaluation of the performance, the 650 Naked is the front runner in terms of price-performance.
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