3. Hyosung GT650 Vs. Suzuki SV650


Even more popular than our SV650 vs. Ninja 650 is this shootout pitting the SV against the lesser-known brand from South Korea, Hyosung, and its SV lookalike, the GT650. This shootout actually pitted the fully-faired GT650R against the quarter-faired SV, but, as was noted in the story, the R model at $5999 or the quarter-faired GT650S at $5499 were both less expensive than the $6449 Suzuki. Since this test, in 2005, the GTs have been upgraded with fuel-injection, and the MSRPs have increased $600 to $6599, basically what the Suzuki was back then. Of course, the Suzuki is now the SFV650, and its retail price has jumped $1700 to $8149.

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  • Old MOron

    What?! I demand a recount!

    There is no way that the 2004 Open Class Shootout cannot be number one, never mind not even being in the top ten.

    Check your figures, Blondie. This is MO’s best shootout, ever.


    • Well, perhaps there was a bit of fibbing in this story. Everything was changed-over to new servers in 2007, so anything older than that is just counting views since ’07. It is likely that that ’04 shootout would have ranked higher if we had its previously accumulated ’04, ’05, and ’06 traffic included. That said, in the last seven years, this list does indeed reflect the most read shootout over the last seven years. I won’t be too offended if our old work doesn’t get full credit, I mean seven years really is a long time.

      • Glenn Lutic

        A long time? You must be 22 years old or something?!!

        • Close enough, I’m pretty immature for a 45 year old 🙂

  • And no mention of CrAshley. How could you?

  • Buzz

    I think the Sport Touring shootout needs to be on the list. We rode from Torrance to Reno arriving late at night. We then headed down to take a top to bottom cruise through Yosemite.

    We proceeded to get pulled over for speeding and got tickets for speeding, no insurance and conducting business in a National Park without a permit. We got tossed out of the park.

    Fun stuff!

  • jtm45

    well I was hoping to see the ‘Cows” from the 70’s like the Z1,and the 2 most famous 2 cycle triples the 500 Mach III and the 750 triple.I would buy them all today if I could.