South Korean bike producer Hyosung has established a world presence, albeit a lackluster one when checked out compared to its fellow Sout Korean companies within the Automotive business. Recognized principally for its small displacement fashions focused in the direction of learners, Hyosung trundles alongside the 2023 mannequin yr with a brand new mannequin bought completely within the Chinese language marketplace for now.
Based mostly on the Aquilia 300, a cruiser bought in mutliple European markets, Hyosung has launched the GV 300 R Taming Wind, a cruiser that clearly represents daring styling selections on the a part of Hyosung, albeit ones that give the cruiser a somewhat ghastly look. Positive, Korean automotive producers like Kia and Hyundai have been going all out with the wild angles, swooping strains, and radical lighting. For some people, this look is futuristic, sporty, and even elegant.
Hyosung was in all probability hoping for a similar end result with the GV 300 R. That being stated, our pals from German motorcycling publication Motorrad described it as “Fubar,” a sentiment I are inclined to agree with, if I am being trustworthy. The GV 300 R’s gasoline tank is brief and stubby, but is available in a teardrop form. It is then flanked on both finish with air scoops that are extra probably than not decorative somewhat than purposeful. The entrance fender options an odd form, with the perimeters extending over the brake calipers, making them appear to be air ducts to chill the brakes. To high all of it off, the headlight is sharp and angular, and the exhaust is simply bizarre.
Beneath the GV 300 R Taming Wind’s somewhat incoherent look, nonetheless, is a powertrain that is on no account new. It is rocking a small V-twin engine displacing 300 cubes and outputting 30 horsepower and 19 pound-feet of torque. Energy is distributed to the rear wheel through a drive belt, just like cruisers from the likes of Harley and Indian. Underpinnings encompass an inverted entrance fork, and the rear finish, related in styling to a bobber, includes a floating saddle with a monoshock housed beneath. A full-color TFT instrument pod rounds up the bike’s options.
At current, pricing for this peculiar cruiser has but to be decided, however it’s set to be bought completely within the Chinese language marketplace for now. There is no phrase simply but as as to if or not the bike will make its technique to different markets the place Hyosung is current in.