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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