Hyosung GV300S Bobber Fashion Series Unveiled
Remember the Hyosung GV300S bobber that looked like a scaled-down version of the Harley-Davidson Iron 883? Well, the Korean bicycle maker has now unveiled a new ‘Fashion’ series with some bright colors and some mechanical improvements. The bike will officially debut in select overseas markets on September 28.
The Hyosung GV300S will now be available in five new colors: Pearl Black, Ore Silver, Magic Yellow, Caribbean Blue and Rose Red. These colors contrast sharply with the sinister all-black color of the previous model.
Hyosung has now gone from the partial digital instrument console to a new LCD display with a gear position indicator and even an overspeed indicator. The negative backlit instrument console gives a premium touch to the V-twin bobber.
In addition to the modern instrument console, the Hyosung GV300S also receives all LED lighting all around, with sequential LED indicators. The Korean bike maker even moved the ignition key from the handlebars to the side of the bike for a more authentic cruiser look. In addition, customers can now choose to buy it as a single-seater or a two-seater.
The changes to the Hyosung GV300S aren’t just superficial. By increasing the size of the air filter, Hyosung was able to extract eight percent more torque from the GV300S. Now the 296cc V-twin is 30.5 hp and 27.6 Nm (2 Nm more than the previous model). The company also claims that the low to medium range growl has been improved.
Even the basics have been updated. The new 51mm telescopic fork replaces the 35mm telescopic fork. While Hyosung has yet to reveal details of the braking setup, it is likely that it has also been revised. Hyosung even replaced the alloy rims with cross-spoke rims shod with Timsum tires.
The Chinese market has seen a lot of action in the 300cc cruiser segment, with Benda BD300 and the Qianjiang SRV300 on the market. While the Hyosung GV300S fashion series will debut later this month in China, this bike is unlikely to be available in our market.